In Germany, Turning Point, the finale of Carmen Korn’s Century Trilogy, a historical series about four women in the 20th century, topped the fiction bestseller list in September, and prolific mystery novelist Charlotte Link was in second with The Search, about a missing teen. Pegasus Books has published several of Link’s titles in English, while Korn has yet to be translated. In third place was Swedish author Johan Jonasson’s The Accidental Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old-Man.

Italians are enchanted by real life: A Captain, the autobiography of soccer star Francesco Totti, was #1 in late September, followed by Now Tell Me All About You, Andrea Camilleri’s autobiographical letter to his great-granddaughter. Third is M, a fictionalization of the life of Benito Mussolini by Antonio Scurati, bought in a preempt by Harper during this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

Eduardo Mendoza’s The King Receives was the bestselling fiction title in Spain. It begins a trilogy about the last three decades of the 20th century. Yuval Noah Harari had the first and third nonfiction bestsellers in Spain, and one of them, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, was #2 on Germany’s nonfiction list.


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Zeitenwende (Turning Point) Carmen Korn Kindler
2 Die Suche (The Search) Charlotte Link Blanvalet
3 Der Hundertjährige, der zurückkam, um die Welt zu retten (The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man) Jonas Jonasson C. Bertelsmann
1 Die bessere Hälfte (The Better Half) Eckart von Hirschhausen, and Tobias Esch Rowohlt
2 21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert (21 Lessons for the 21st Century) Yuval Noah Harari C.H.Beck
3 Das ist Alpha! (That’s Alpha) Kollegah Riva


Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Un capitano (A Captain) Francesco Totti and Paolo Condò Rizzoli
2 Ora dimmi di te. Lettera a Matilda (Now Tell Me All about You) Andrea Camilleri Bompiani
3 M. Il figlio del secolo (M.: The Son of the XX Century) Antonio Scurati Bompiani
4 L’amica genial (My Brilliant Friend) Elena Ferrante E/O
5 La ragazza con la Leica (The Girl with the Leica) Helena Janeczek Guanda
6 Grido di Guerra(War Cry) Wilbur Smith and David Churchill Longanesi


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 El rey recibe (The King Receives) Eduardo Mendoza Seix Barral
2 La desaparición de Stephanie Mailer (The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer) Joël Dicker Alfaguara
3 Patria (Fatherland) Fernando Aramburu Tusquets
1 Sapiens. De animales a dioses (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind) Yuval Noah Harari Debate
2 Fariña (Fariña) Nacho Carretero Libros del KO
3 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI (21 Lessons for the 21st Century) Yuval Noah Harari Debate