Best-selling books of 2016: Here's what has dominated the list so far
Nielsen BookScan has released the list of the bestselling print books of 2016 so far, and the number one spot went to a classic: Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You”ll Go! Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham was also a contender at No. 15.
When Breath Becomes Air, the cerebral memoir by late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, continues strong since its publication in January, nabbing a spot at No. 4. Coloring books were big: Johanna Basford’s popular Lost Ocean came in at No. 14, and there were two Harry Potter coloring books (Harry Potter Coloring Book at No. 6 and Harry Potter Magical Creatures at No. 18).
The buzz around the film adaptation of Me Before You has led the book to dominate the print list: the paperback is selling very well at No. 3, while the edition with the movie tie-in cover came in at No. 13. It’s worth noting that the ebook holds the No. 2 spot on Nielsen BookScan’s separate list of the best-selling Kindle books of 2016 so far.
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The hardcover of The Girl on the Train is still selling amazingly well, taking the No. 7 spot. Paula Hawkins’ book has been out since January 2015, and was only just released in paperback on Tuesday.
See the two lists in full at Publisher’s Weekly.