German readers were as wrapped up in Pottermania as readers in America and England in July, as the eighth installment in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2, took the top of the fiction chart in Germany at the end of July. The book is the first official Potter title Rowling has co-written, and also the first set for the stage. In nonfiction, Peter Wohlleben took the top two spots. The book in second place, The Hidden Life of Trees, will be released in North America next month by Greystone Books.

Andrea Camilleri’s The Other End of the Wire was knocked down a peg on Italy’s combined lists this month as Antonio Manzini’s 7/7/2007 settles into #1. Like Wire, which features Camilleri’s famed Inspector Salvo Montalbano, 7/7/2007 is a mystery novel starring a favorite recurring protagonist, the gruff detective Rocco Schiavone.

In the Netherlands, freelance journalist and crime writer Saskia Noort’s latest thriller, Skin Pain, which chronicles the struggles of Anne, an emotionally besieged television journalist, was #1 on the combined lists. Coming in at #2 is American Karin Slaughter’s The Kept Woman, the latest in her Will Trent series, which trails Georgia Bureau of Investigations detective Trent as he investigates the murder of an ex-cop. Jeff Kinney’s ever-popular Wimpy Kid series saw its tenth installment, Old School, at #3. —John Maher


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
Little, Brown
Das seelenleben der tiere
The Mental Life of Animals
Peter Wohlleben
2 Ein ganz neues leben
After You
Jojo Moyes
Das geheime leben der bäume
The Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
3 Unterleuten
Among People
Juli Zeh
Der appell des Dalai Lama an die welt
An Appeal by the Dalai Lama to the World
Dalai Lama

For the week ended July 30; used by arrangement with Buchreport


Combined Fiction and Nonfiction
1 7-7-2007
Antonio Manzini
Sellerio Editore Palermo
4 Il segreto di helena
The Olive Tree
Lucinda Riley
Giunti Editore
2 L’altro capo del filo
The Other End of the Wire
Andrea Camilleri
Sellerio Editore Palermo
5 L’abbazia dei cento inganni
The Abbey of a Hundred Tricks
Marcello Simoni
Newton Compton
3 Serenata senza nome
The Unnamed Serenata
Maurizio De Giovanni
6 Caffè amaro
Bitter Coffee
Simonetta Agnello Hornby

For the week ended July 30; used by arrangement with Informazioni

The Netherlands

Combined Fiction and Nonfiction
1 Huidpijn
Skin Pain
Saskia Noort
Ambo Anthos
4 Killerbody dieet
Killer Body Diet
Fajah Lourens
2 Verborgen
The Kept Woman
Karin Slaughter
5 Hittegolf
Suzanne Vermeer
A.W. Bruna Uitgevers
3 Het leven van een loser 10. Ff offline.
Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10)
Jeff Kinney
De Fontein Jeugd
6 Voor jou
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
De Fontein

For the week ended July 30; used by arrangement with CPNB.