A number of different authors topped bestsellers lists around the world at the end of October.

JoJo Moyes closed out the month with the #1 fiction seller in Germany, After You. The follow-up to Me Before You, it was released in the U.S. in September by Pamela Dorman Books. Matilde Asensi took the top spot in fiction in Spain with The Return of Catón. Asensi has won numerous writing awards in Spain for her historical thrillers, and a couple of her books have been published in the U.S. by HarperCollins. In Italy, Niccolò Ammaniti had the #1 book at the end of October with Anna. Born in Rome, Ammaniti won the Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction in 2001 for his novel I’m Not Scared, which was published in the U.S. by Random House.

Following Moyes on the fiction bestsellers list in Germany were two novels that were released late in the month. In second place was Those Who Failed by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt, a mystery that revolves around the murder of a media personality. Two novels that have been high on the bestsellers list in the U.S. were in the second and third spots in Spain in October: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. Finishing second on Italy’s combined list in October was Christmas, Feast of Mercy, the annual Christmas greeting from Italian cardinal Angelo Scola.

In nonfiction, Andreas Englisch analyzes the new power structure in the Vatican under Pope Francis in The Fighter in the Vatican, which was #1 on Germany’s nonfiction list. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up by Marie Kondo, a bestseller in the U.S., was #3 on the Spanish nonfiction list.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Ein ganz neues Leben
After You
Jojo Moyes
Der Kämpfer im Vatikan
The Fighter in the Vatican
Andreas Englisch
C. Bertelsmann
2 Die Menschen, die es nicht
Those Who Failed
Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt
Das geheime Leben der Bäume
The Secret Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
3 Das Joshua-Profil
The Joshua-Profile
Sebastian Fitzek
Bastei Lübbe
Ungläubiges Staunen
Incredulous Awe
Navid Kermani
C.H. Beck

For the week ended Nov. 1; used by arrangement with Buchreport.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 El regreso de Catón
The Return of Catón
Matilde Asensi
La nueva educación
The New Education
César Bona
Plaza & Janés
2 La chica del tren
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
Las cuentas y los cuentos de la
The Accounts and Fairy Tales of Independence
Josep Borrell & Joan Llorach
3 Lo que no te mata te hace más fuerte
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
David Lagercrantz
La magia del orden
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo

For the month ended Nov. 10; used by arrangement with El Cultural.


1 Anna
Niccolò Ammaniti
Niccolò Ammaniti
2 “Natale, festa di misericordia”
Lettera alle famiglie
“Christmas, Feast of Mercy”
Letter to Families
Angelo Scola
In Dialogo
3 Anime perdute
After Ever Happy
Anna Todd
Sperling & Kupfer
4 La ragazza del treno
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
5 L’amante giapponese
The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende
6 Ognuno potrebbe
Everyone Could
Michele Serra
Michele Serra

For the week ended Nov. 1; used by arrangement with Informazioni Editorial.