The top five bestsellers in the Netherlands at the end of January were all new to the list. The #1 bestseller, We Have Got a Kid!, is a miniature edition of Holland’s 2016 Picture Book of the Year of the same name. A couple of quirky books landed in the fourth and fifth spots on the list: at #4 is The Man and the Wood, which, the publisher says, is “written for real and imagined lumberjacks.” Fifth place belongs to As Long As There Is Life, a follow-up to The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, a fictional diary of an 83-year-old man that was on the Dutch bestseller lists for more than a year. Grand Central has acquired U.S. rights.

The top nonfiction title in January in Spain was new to the list. The Killing of Atocha recounts the massacre that occurred in the Spanish city of Atocha in 1977, as the country was making the transition to democracy following the 1975 death of Gen. Francisco Franco. Paris-Austerlitz was the top-selling new title on the Spanish fiction list at the end of last month, having debuted at #2. The novel is by the bestselling Spanish author Rafael Chirbes, who died in August 2015. New Directions published On the Edge in the U.S. last month, the book written by Chirbes prior to Paris-Austerlitz.

Jan Weiler, a German author and journalist who has developed a large following with his humorous look at family life, saw his newest book, Teens, land in the third spot on the German fiction list after it made its debut in late January.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Ein ganz neues Leben
After You
Jojo Moyes
Das geheime Leben der Bäume
The Secret Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
2 Altes Land
Old Country
Dörte Hansen
Der Appell des Dalai Lama an die Welt
An Appeal by the Dalai Lama to the World
Dalai Lama
3 Im Reich der Pubertiere
Teens: The Survival Handbook, Part Two
Jan Weiler
Ildikó von Kürthy

For the week ended Jan. 30; used by arrangement with Buchreport


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Los besos en el pan
Kisses on Bread
Almudena Grandes
La matanza de Atocha
The Killing of Atocha
Jorge M. Reverte & Isabel Martínez Reverte
La Esfera
2 París-Austerlitz
Rafael Chirbes
James Rhodes
3 La chica del tren
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
Ante todo, no hagas daño
Do No Harm
Henry Marsh

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

The Netherlands

Combined Fiction and Nonfiction
1 We hebben er een geitje bij!
We Have Got a Kid!
Marjet Huiberts & Iris Deppe
Stichting CPNB
4 De man en het hout
The Man and the Wood
Lars Mytting
Atlas Contact
2 Mooi werk
Nice Work
Ben Tiggelaar
Stichting CPNB
5 Zolang er leven is
As Long As There Is Life
Hendrik Groen
3 Wakend over God
Seeking God
Joost Zwagerman
Hollands Diep
6 Neem een geit
Take a Goat
Claudia de Breij

For the week ended Jan. 30; used by arrangement with CPNB De Bestseller