For the second month running, Germany’s fiction list was led by Norwegian author Maja Lunde’s novel The History of Bees in June. The multigenerational speculative fiction tale will be published in August in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. In the second position is The Era of New Beginnings by Carmen Korn, the second in a trilogy about four women from Hamburg. Physician and comedian Eckart von Hirschhausen’s memoir Miracles Work Wonders tops the nonfiction bestseller list.

Fatherland by Fernando Aramburu, a literary thriller about Basque terrorism, tops the fiction bestseller list in Spain, followed by Chilean bestseller Isabel Allende’s latest novel, In the Midst of Winter. At the top of the nonfiction list is In the Dark by Antonio Pampliega, a memoir of the journalist’s year as a hostage of terrorists in Syria. In the second slot is Fernando Ónega’s What Has Happened to Us, Spain?, an analysis of the past 40 years of Spanish history after the fall of the dictator Franco.

Italian author Elena Ferrante’s final volume in her Naples quartet, The Story of the Lost Child, is #1 on the Swedish fiction charts. It is followed by a pair of new releases from perennial Swedish bestsellers: Top Dog, the latest thriller from Jens Lapidus, and Behind Your Back, the new mystery novel from Sofie Sarenbrant.


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Die Geschichte der Bienen
The History of Bees
Maja Lunde
Wunder wirken wunder
Miracles Work Wonders
Eckart von Hirschhausen
2 Zeiten des Aufbruchs
An Era of New Beginnings
Carmen Korn
Heilen mit der kraft der natur
Healing with the Power of Nature
Andreas Michalsen
3 Corruption
The Force
Don Winslow
Das geheime Leben der Bäume
The Secret Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben

For the week ended June 25; used by arrangement with Buchreport


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Patria
Fernando Aramburu
En la oscuridad
In the Dark
Antonio Pampliega
2 Más allá del invierno
In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende
Plaza & Janes
Qué nos ha pasado, España
What Happened to Us, Spain?
Fernando Ónega
Plaza & Janes
3 Escrito en el agua
Into the Water
Paula Hawkins
Roberto Villa García & Manuel Álvarez Tardí

For the week ended June 22; used by arrangement with El Cultural


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Det förlorade barnet
The Story of the Lost Child
Elena Ferrante
Omgiven av idioter
Surrounded by Idiots
Thomas Erikson
Hoi Förlag
2 Top Dogg
Top Dog
Jens Lapidus
Wahlström & Widstrand
F in Exams
Richard Benson
Tukan Förlag
3 Bakom din rygg
Behind Your Back
Sofie Sarenbrant
Bookmark Förlag
Omgiven av psykopater
Surrounded by Psychopaths
Thomas Erikson
Bokförlaget Forum

For the week ended June 17; used by arrangement with Svensk Bokhandel