Paula Hawkins’s debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, performed well in several European markets in June. The book topped France’s list, rising eight spots from the previous month; in the Netherlands, it fell two spots, coming in at #4; and in Spain, the book debuted at #2 on the country’s fiction list.

In France, Guillaume Musso’s The Present Moment held firm at #2. The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark debuted on the chart at #3. Simon & Schuster released the novel in the U.S. on June 23.

Pope Francis’s second encyclical took the #1 spot on France’s nonfiction chart—it was copublished there by Cerf/Bayard/Mame, the three historical publishers of Vatican texts in France. The work was released in the U.S. in July by several companies, among them Our Sunday Visitor, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and CreateSpace.

Topshow, the tie-in book to Voetbal International, a Dutch soccer talk show, held on to the top spot on the combined list in the Netherlands. Karin Slaughter’s Pretty Girls made its first appearance there at #2. The book will be released Stateside by William Morrow at the end of September. Also new to the list was Powerfood, the second cookbook by nutritionist and health coach Rens Kroes, which came in at #5.

In Spain, The Temperance by María Dueñas climbed from #2 to #1. The previous top seller, Isabel Allende’s The Japanese Lover, fell to the #3 spot. Atria is set to publish Allende’s book in the U.S. in November. Once again, Ana Romero’s Endgame was the top-selling nonfiction title in Spain, followed by Anthony Beevor’s Ardennes 1944, to be released by Viking in November.

International Bestsellers


Fiction Nonfiction
1 La fille du train
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
Sonatine éditions
Loué sois-tu
Laudato Si’
Pope Francis
2 L’instant present
The Present Moment
Guillaume Musso
Le charme discret de l’intestin
The Discreet Charm of the Intestine
Giulia Enders
Actes Sud
3 La boîte à musique
The Melody Lingers On
Mary Higgins Clark
Albin Michel
Prenez votre santé en main
Take Charge of Your Health
Frédéric Saldmann
Albin Michel

For the week ended July 5; used by arrangement with Livres Hebdo/Ipsos.


1 Topshow
Michel van Egmond & Jan Hillenius
VI Boeken
4 Het meisje in de trein
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
A.W. Bruna Uitgevers
Van Friesland naar New York
2 Mooie meisjes
Pretty Girls
Karin Slaughter
5 Power Food:
From Friesland to New York
Rens Kroes
Atlas Contact
3 Dit kan niet waar zijn
This Can’t Be True
Joris Luyendijk
Atlas Contact
6 De geheugenman
Memory Man
David Baldacci
A.W. Bruna Uitgevers

For the week ended July 5; used by arrangement with CPBN.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 La Templanza
The Temperance
María Dueñas
Final de partida
Ana Romero
La esfera de los libros
2 La chica del tren
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
Ardenas, 1944
Ardennes 1944
Anthony Beevor
3 El amante japonés
The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende
Plaza & Janés
Los planes del club Bildelberg
para España
The Plans of the Bildelberg Club
for Spain
Cristina Martín Jiménez
Temas de hoy

For the week ended July 10; used by arrangement with El Cultural.