Audrey Carlan’s Calendar Girl series, published in the U.S. by Waterhouse Press, continued to win over readers in France in February. The third book in the series, March, landed at #1 on the French fiction bestseller list. In January, Carlan’s February was the top seller. The series has nine more books to go. Debuting in second place on the French fiction list was Bernard Minier’s newest Martin Servaz thriller, Night. A number of Minier’s Servaz novels have been published in the U.S. by Minotaur.

In Italy, The Art of Being Fragile by Alessandro D’Avenia remained in the top spot on the combined bestseller list in February, while A Sense of Guilt by Georges Simenon was in second. Simenon was a prolific Belgian writer who spent some time in the U.S. before dying in 1989. Many of Simenon’s 1980s works were released in the U.S. by Houghton Mifflin. Bestseller author Chiara Gamberale’s newest novel, Something, also had a strong debut last month, hitting in third place in Italy.

Andy Griffiths’s children’s book The 78-Storey Treehouse has been a bestseller not only in his native Australia but in the U.S. and other countries as well. In February he topped the combined bestseller list in the Netherlands. In the U.S. the book was released in January by Macmillan Children’s Books. Treehouse beat out You’ll Never See Me, a memoir by a former Dutch television talk show host Sonja Barend.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Calendar girl Mars
March: Calendar Girl, Book 3
Audrey Carlan
Hugo Roman
Votre cerveau
Your Brain
Michel Cymes
2 Nuit
Bernard Minier
Votre santé sans risque
Your Health Without Risk
Frédéric Saldmann
Albin Michel
3 Ta deuxième vie commence quand...
Your New Life Begins When...
Raphaëlle Giordano
Brève encyclopédie du monde Vol. 2, Décadence
Brief Encyclopedia of the World, Vol. 2: Decadence
Michel Onfray


Combined Fiction and Nonfiction
1 L’arte di essere fragili
The Art of Being Fragile
Alessandro D’Avenia
4 Animali fantastici e dove trovarli
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J.K. Rowling
2 La casa dei Krull
A Sense of Guilt
Georges Simenon
5 Intrigo italiano
Italian Intrigue
Carlo Lucarelli
3 Qualcosa
Chiara Gamberale
6 Torto marcio
Dead Wrong
Alessandro Robecchi
Sellerio Editore Palermo

The Netherlands

Combined Fiction and Nonfiction
1 De waanzinnige boomhut van 78 verdiepingen
The 78-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
4 DJ
2 Je ziet mij nooit meer terug
You’ll Never See Me
Sonja Barend
De Bezige Bij
5 Judas. Een familiekroniek
Judas: A Family Chronicle
Astrid Holleeder
3 Jager
The Rabbit Hunter
Lars Kepler
6 Kunnen we praten
Can We Talk
Joris Luyendijk
Atlas Contact