American titles hit the top of the bestseller charts across European markets in July. Diana Gabaldon’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood came in at #1 on Germany’s fiction list. The title, the eighth in the author’s Outlander series, was published in the U.S. by Delacorte in June. Buzz around the books has picked up stateside with the hotly anticipated August 9 premiere of the Starz TV adaptation, Outlander.

The success of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars continues to grow as the film adaptation of the book premieres internationally. The novel led the combined chart in the Netherlands following the July 10 release of the movie there. Green also fared well on Italy’s combined list, coming in at #3 in the leadup to the Italian premiere of the film on September 4.

Hard Luck, the eighth book in Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, came in at #3 in the Netherlands. Abrams released the book in the U.S. last November.

Italian novels claimed the first two spots on the country’s combined list. A Changing Truth by Gianrico Carofiglio, a short novel about a mysterious murder investigation, came out on top. Andrea Camilleri’s The Pyramid of Mud, the latest in her Inspector Montalbano series, landed at #2.

Turning to nonfiction, Equanimity, Wilhelm Schmid’s exploration of the “art of dealing with growing older,” once again hit #1 on Germany’s list. These Awfully Beautiful Years by Susanne Fröhlich and Constanze Kleis held firm at #2, and The Crash Is the Solution, Matthias Weik and Marc Friedrich’s guide to preparing for the next big financial crisis, came in at #3.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Ein Schatten von Verrat und Liebe
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
Diana Gabaldon
Equanimity: What We Gain as We Grow Older
Wilhelm Schmid
2 Das Pubertier
Teens: A Survival Handbook for Parents
Jan Weiler
Diese schrecklich schönen Jahre
These Awfullly Beautiful Years
Susanne Fröhlich & Constanze Kleis
Gräfe & Unzer
3 Silber. Das zweite Buch der Träume
Silver: The Second Book of Dreams
Kerstin Gier
Fischer FJB
Der Crash ist die Lösung
The Crash is the Solution
Matthias Weik & Marc Friedrich

For July 28 to August 3, 2014. Used by arrangement with Buchreport.


1 Una mutevole verità
A Changing Truth
Gianrico Carofiglio
4 Storia di una ladra di libri
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
2 La piramide di fango
The Pyramid of Mud
Andrea Camilleri
Sellerio Editore Palermo
5 In fondo al tuo cuore
At the Bottom of Your Heart
Maurizio de Giovanni
3 Colpa delle stelle
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
6 Adulterio
Paulo Coelho

For July 2014. Used by arrangement with Informazioni Editoriali.


1 Een weeffout in onze sterren.
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
4 Goudkust
Gold Coast
Suzanne Vermeer
2 Kieft
Michel van Egmond
Voetbal International
5 Vraag niet waarom
Don’t Ask Why
Simone van der Vlugt
Ambo l Anthos
3 Het leven van een loser. Gedumpt
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
De Fontein Jeugd
6 Geachte heer M.
Dear Mr. M.
Herman Koch

For July 8 to August 3, 2014. Used by arrangement with CPNB.