UK Bestsellers: January 2012

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Before I Go to Sleep is completely new to me, released in paperback this month it has taken the charts by storm and rocketed to the top in the random post-Christmas period. Having garnered great reviews on its release last April it looks set to be one of the most-read thrillers of the year. Someone will have to enlighten me as to the renewed popularity of War Horse; has there been a film, or a TV adaptation? I see Stieg Larsson's crime trilogy as made a resurgence, anyone who knows my opinion of the levels of violence in those books will know my opinion about that, but on a much cheerier note, it's good to see a relic of Britain's past being enjoyed, the release of a facsimile of Bradshaw's Handbook gaining some really good press coverage.  

The top ten bestselling books in January, according to Amazon UK:

1
Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson book cover

S J Watson
£3.86 from Amazon
2
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo book cover

Michael Morpurgo
£3.86 from Amazon
3
Bradshaw's Handbook by George Bradshaw book cover

George Bradshaw

£5.00 from Amazon
4
River Cottage: Veg Everyday by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall book cover

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
£12.50 from Amazon
5
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson book cover

Stieg Larsson
£3.86 from Amazon
6
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson book cover

Stieg Larsson
£3.86 from Amazon
7
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson book cover

Stieg Larsson
£3.86 from Amazon
8
The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth book cover

Mark Forsyth
£6.50 from Amazon
9
The Help by Kathryn Stockett book cover

Kathryn Stockett
£3.86 from Amazon
10
The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan book cover

Pierre Dukan
£4.94 from Amazon
Prices correct on 31/01/2012

2 comments:

Caroline Owen said...

I really enjoyed Before I Go To Sleep! It was one of the first books I actually paid for on my new Kindle :)

Matthew (The Bibliofreak) said...

Ooh, a Kindle - are you enjoying it? I've just jumped onto the iPad boat, and am loving that at the moment.

Before I Go to Sleep seems to be the thing to read at the moment. I reckon I'll leave it a couple of years and give it a go then - I hate to be on trend ;)