With the popularity of ‘e-reader’ devices increasing drastically every day, the popularity of reading has soared. Couple this with the fact that almost anybody can self-publish nowadays and any keen book lover is in for a real treat. So what are the recent top selling books? What should you sink your teeth into, let’s take a little look, I can tell you for one, all of these books are a pleasure to read.
The top selling books of this year are of course the Fifty Shades Trilogy, if you don’t know what these stories about then you clearly haven’t being paying too much attention to the media. This book trilogy is the perfect example of ‘self-publishing’ gone right. What originally started as a bit of twilight fan fiction has taken the world by storm. With all three books occupying the first three spots in recent top selling books, you know that you are in for a treat. There is a reason why women all over the world are unable to put this down!
With the release of the Hunger Games this year, it is no surprise that the entire trilogy appears in recent top selling books. This is a thrilling ‘young adult’ book series which contains a number of different themes. The books are set in the ‘future’, where a number of children are thrown into an arena to fight to the death. The books follow the ‘fortunes’ of Katniss from her perspective. The reason why this trilogy has been so successful is down to the blending of a number of important themes, such as war and poverty. It really does open your eyes to what is going on in the world at the moment.
Another popular book series that seems to be causing a bit of a stir in the book charts is the fantasy series by George R R Martin, which of course starts with ‘Game of Thrones’, a popular TV show at the moment.
The thrilling Steve Jobs biography is also making a comeback, along with a number of Dr Seuss books, no doubt in part due to an upcoming animated movie based on one of the works of this successful children’s writer.
Of course, with a lot of people going back to school recently, the recent top selling books list is packed full of ‘educational’ books, although this is expected to change at some point in the future. Although if you do want to ‘expand your horizons’ so to speak, then it is certainly worth checking out a couple that peak your interest.
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