David Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which was a hot book overseas in August, continued to do well in a host of international markets in September, topping the fiction charts in Sweden—home to Stieg Larsson, the creator of the hugely popular Millennium series. Landing at #3 in fiction in Sweden last month was Killer Anders and His Friends (and the Occasional Enemy), the newest novel by Jonas Jonasson, whose two previous works, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden: A Novel, were international bestsellers.

In France, The Girl in the Spider’s Web was joined on the fiction list last month by five new titles, including The Book of Baltimore by Joel Dicker, which was the top-selling novel in France at the end of September. Dicker is the author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel, which won a number of literary prizes in France and was published in the U.S. by Penguin.

The highest debuting book in Italy in September was After We Fell by Anna Todd, which hit #2. The novel is the third volume in Todd’s After series, and the first two titles in the series were among the top 10 sellers in Italy last month as well. Gallery Books has been publishing the After titles in the U.S.

The adult coloring-book craze showed signs of spreading worldwide in September. Although none hit the top three spots on Sweden’s nonfiction list last month, four coloring books were in the top 10, including Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest (#5) and Secret Garden (#10), both of which have been big sellers in the U.S.

International Bestsellers


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Les livre des Baltimore
The Book of Baltimore
Joel Dicker
Ed. de Fallois
Le charme discret de l’intestin
The Discreet Charm of the Intestine
Guilia Enders
Actes Sud
2 Ce qui ne me tue pasi
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
David Lagercrantz
Actes Sud
Le moment es venu de direct ce que j’ai vu
The Time Has Come to Say What I Saw
Philippe de Villliers
Albin Michel
3 Lontano
Jean-Christophe Grange
Albin Michel
Francois Fillon
Albin Michel

For the week ended Oct. 4; used by arrangement with Livres Hebdo/Ipsos


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Det som inte dodar oss
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
David Lagercrantz
Lar dig leva
Learn to Live
Mats & Susan Billmark
2 Bla stjarnan
The Blue Star
Jan Guillou
Fredrik Reinfeldt
Albert Bonniers Forlag
3 Mordar-Anders och hans vanner (samt en och annan ovan)
Killer Anders and His Friends
(and the Occasional Enemy)
Jonas Jonasson
Tid: livet ar inte kronologiskt
Time: Life Is Not Chronological
Alex Schulman & Sigge Eklund
Bookmark Forlag

For the week ended Sept. 15; used by arrangement with Svensk Bokhandel


1 La ragazza del treno
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
4 Educarsi al pensiero di Cristo. Lettera pastorale 2015–2017
Education in the Spirit of Christ: Pastoral Letter 2015–2017
Angelo Scola
Centro Ambrosiano
2 Come mondi lontani
After We Fell
Anna Todd
Sperling & Kupfer
5 Permetto di sbagliare
I Promise to Make Mistakes
Pedro Chagas Freitas
Garzanti Libri
3 Quello che non uccide
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
David Lagercrantz
6 La targa
The Plague
Andrea Camilleri

For September; used by arrangement with Informazioni Editoriali