In the run up to the July 4 release of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars in Spain, John Green’s novel jumped four places on the country’s fiction list, landing in the top spot for June. Two new titles, The Foreign Bodies, by Lorenzo Silva, and Pact of Loyalty, by Gonzalo Giner, hit #2 and #3, respectively.

All three of the novels on France’s fiction list last month were new releases. At #1 was Jean d’Ormesson’s Like a Song of Hope, described by the publisher as a “treatise on cosmology” that turns to “the search for God.” Swedish author Camilla Läckberg came in at #2 with The Angel Maker’s Wife, and Katherine Pancol’s Muchachas, Vol. 3 sat at #3.

The VIP Room, the first installment in a new series by Jens Lapidus, was new to Sweden’s fiction list at #1—a deal for U.S. rights has not yet closed, according to the Salomonsson Agency, who represents Lapidus. Viveca Sten’s The Price of Power jumped two spots to #2, and Made in Sweden by Anders Roslund and Stefan Thunberg debuted on the chart at #3.

Turning to nonfiction, Rafael Santandreu’s The Glasses of Happiness held on to the #1 position in Spain last month. El Libro Troll by El Rubius was new to the chart at #2. Written by the Spanish YouTube phenomenon, whose real name is Rubén Doblas, the “interactive scrapbook” invites readers to “turn their life into an experiment and copy it down in the book,” according to the publisher.

In France, Travelling Absurdly, Stéphane de Groodt and Christophe Debacq’s collection of wordplay, jumped three spots to hit #1. Thomas Piketty’s international headline–making Capital in the Twenty-First Century dropped to the #2 spot on the country’s list.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Bajo la misma estrella
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
Nube de tinta
Las gafas de la felicidad
The Glasses of Happiness
Rafael Santandreu
2 Los cuerpos extraños
The Foreign Bodies
Lorenzo Silva
El libro troll
The Book Troll
El Rubius
Temas de hoy
3 Pacto de lealtad
Pact of Loyalty
Gonzalo Giner
Yo fui a EGB
I Went to EGB
Javier Ikaz & Jorge Díaz
Plaza & Janés


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Comme un chant d’espérance
Like a Song of Hope
Jean d’Ormesson
Ed. Héloïse d’Ormesson
Voyages en absurdie
Travelling Absurdly
Stéphane de Groodt and Christophe Debacq
2 La faiseuse d’anges
The Angel Maker’s Wife
Camilla Läckberg
Actes Sud
Le capital au XXIe siècle
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty
3 Muchachas, Vol. 3
Muchachas, Vol. 3
Katherine Pancol
Albin Michel
Les flingueurs:
anthologie des cruautés politiques
The Gunslingers:
Anthology of Political Cruelty
Patrice Duhamel and Jacques Santa


Fiction Nonfiction
1 VIP-rummet
The VIP Room
Jens Lapidus
Wahlström & Widstrand
Vår kokbok
Our Cookbook
Coop provkök
2 I maktens skugga
The Price of Power
Viveca Sten
The Lesson of Nature
Lars Lerin
Albert Bonniers förlag
3 Björndansen
Made in Sweden
Anders Roslund and Stefan Thunberg
Håkan Hellström på Ullevi
Håkan Hellström at Ullevi Arena
Jan Gradvall and Paul Hansen
Max Ström

For the month ended June 18, 2014; used by arrangement with Svensk Bokhandel.