Dan Brown’s Inferno held onto the top-selling spots on June’s international bestseller fiction lists in a host of European markets, including Germany, France, and Sweden.

He’s Back, a satirical novel that speculates on what would happen if Hitler was at large in 21st-century Berlin and garnered much attention upon release, beat out last month’s #2 in Germany, Beastly Things, a crime thriller in Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti series. Atlantic Monthly Press released Beastly Things in the U.S. last year.

France is the only European country reporting Fifty Shades of Grey in one of the top three spots. But other countries have responded to the trilogy’s worldwide success with the emergence of new erotica authors in their respective markets. American Sylvia Day’s third installment of her Crossfire series, Entwined with You, which centers on an intense romance between two people with violent pasts and “obsessive desires,” appears on the Spanish, Dutch, and Italian lists. Her second book, Reflected in You, appears on the Swedish list at #10. Penguin published Entwined with You stateside in June.

On the nonfiction side, 1913 held its place in Germany’s #2 spot. In the book, journalist Florian Illies takes an in-depth look at a year when two centuries collided and one world war broke out. U.K. publisher Clerkenwell Press’s English translation published July 18.

In Sweden, TV personality Per Morberg (known for his role as Joakim Wersén in the Swedish crime drama Beck) snagged the #1 spot with Morberg Barbecues, a cookery book. He beat out last month’s bestseller, In My Body, a blog-turned-book about author Kristian Gidlund’s struggle with cancer.

International Bestsellers


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Inferno
Dan Brown
Bastei Lübbe
Die große Volksverarsche
Duping the Masses
Hannes Jaenicke
Gütersloher Verlagshaus
2 Er ist wieder da
He’s Back Timur Vermes
Florian Illies
S. Fischer
3 Tierische Profite
Beastly Things
Donna Leon
Anna, die Schule und der liebe
Anna, School, and God
Richard David Precht


1 Inferno
Dan Brown
4 Le meilleur médicament, c’est vous!
The Best Medicine Is You!
Frédéric Saldmann
Albin Michel
2 Le gardien de phare
The Lost Boy
Camilla Läckberg
Actes Sud
5 Immortelle randonnée: Compostelle malgré moi
Immortal Hike: Compostela Despite Me
Jean-Christophe Rufin
3 Fifty shades, vol. 1: Cinquante nuances de Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
6 Le dictionnaire de Laurent Baffie
The Dictionary of Laurent Baffie
Laurent Baffie


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Inferno
Dan Brown
Albert Bonniers förlag
Morberg grillar
Morberg Barbeques
Per Morberg
Bonnier Fakta
2 I farans riktning
In Harm’s Way
Viveca Sten
Tina: hur du enkelt lagar min allra godaste mat
Tina: How to Easily Cook My Very Best Recipes
Tina Nordström
Bonnier Fakta
3 Du går inte ensam
You Will Never Walk Alone
Mari Jungstedt
Albert Bonniers förlag
I kroppen min: resan mot livets slut och alltings början
In My Body: The Journey Toward the End of Life and the Beginning of Everything
Kristian Gidlund
Bokförlaget Forum