As the year comes to a close, Amazon has collected some data points on books and reading in 2016:
The bestselling book on Amazon in 2016 was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
The bestselling books during the holiday season were Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and First 100 Words by Roger Priddy.
The top food book accessed via Kindle Unlimited during the holiday season was Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.
The top nonfiction book downloaded via Amazon’s Prime Reading in 2016 was The 5 Love Languages: the Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman.
The bestselling audiobook on Amazon subsidiary Audible was The Girl on the Train by Paul Hawkins.
The highest rated audiobook of 2016 is Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.
Books that received the most 5-star reviews (by customers who had never given a 5-star rating before) are The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison, and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.