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:

Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson book cover

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

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

George Bradshaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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