Amazon names the best-selling books of 2015, snag one as a surefire holiday gift for any bookworm

Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest Coloring Book

Despite expanding into nearly every product category under the sun, Amazon is still one of the largest and most influential (for better or worse) book retailers in existence. Amazon this morning announced its highly-anticipated list of the year’s best-selling books. Any of the picks would make a great holiday gift for a book fan. Amazingly, two coloring books for grown-ups managed to land spots in the top 15.

Head below to take a look at the top 20 or click here to see the full breakdown

The 2015 top 20 best-selling books overall are:

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James

3. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

5. Memory Man by David Baldacci

6. Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

7. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

8. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: Millennium Series Book 4 by David Lagercrantz

9. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

10. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

11. 14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro

12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School by Jeff Kinney

13. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford

14. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

15. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns by Blue Star Coloring

16. The Liar by Nora Roberts

17. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

18. The Crossing by Michael Connelly

19. The Stranger by Harlan Coben

20. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Fun facts about Amazon’s best-selling books of 2015:

  • It’s the first time a coloring book has made the list, let alone two!
  • Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll is the top debut
  • The top two authors are British
  • The top four authors are female; There are nine female authors on the list, eleven men
  • The best-selling print book of 2015 was Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee; the best-selling Kindle book was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The top 20 best-selling Kids & Teens books overall are:

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School by Jeff Kinney

2. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss

3. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

4. The Heir: Book Four of the Selection Series by Kiera Cass

5. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel by Melissa de la Cruz

6. Your Baby’s First Word Will be DADA by Jimmy Fallon

7. The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

8. Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1 by Herobrine Books

9. Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner by Rush Limbaugh

10. Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

11. Queen of Shadows: A Throne of Glass Novel by Sarah J. Maas

12. The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

13. Firefight: The Reckoners Book Two by Brandon Sanderson

14. Winter: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

15. The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan

16. Dork Diaries 9: Tales From a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renée Russell

17. The Fate of Ten: Lorien Legacies Book 6 by Pittacus Lore

18. The Ruby Circle: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead

19. Theodore Boone: The Fugitive by John Grisham

20. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Fun Facts about Amazon’s best-selling Kids & Teen Books of 2015:

  • Three years in a row Jeff Kinney, Rick Riordan and Rush Limbaugh have been in the top 20 best-selling Kids & Teens list
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School is the top selling print book and The Heir is the top selling Kindle book
  • 17 of the 20 books are part of a series
  • Two authors, Rick Riordan and Sarah J. Maas, each have two books on the list

Via Amazon

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