Superstar author Marc Levy hasn’t hit it big in the U.S., where he has been published by AmazonCrossing and Europa Editions, but he’s back on top at home in France, where his latest romantic comedy, A Woman Like Her, was #1 on the fiction bestseller list at the end of May. Since Everything Passes, a collection from journalist Claire Chazal, who died in 2015, was the bestselling nonfiction title.

In the Netherlands, Murat Isik’s novel Be Invisible, a saga about a family of Turkish immigrants in Holland, which won the 2018 Dutch Libris Literature Prize, heads the combined fiction and nonfiction bestseller list. It is followed by Saskia Noort’s new thriller, Stromboli, about a woman seeking solace from a failed marriage on the eponymous Italian island.

The Swedes had Viveca Sten’s In Bad Company atop their May fiction list. It is the 10th volume in the Sandhamn mystery series, three of whose titles have been published in English by AmazonCrossing. At #1 on the nonfiction list was Hans Rosling’s Factfulness, which was published by Flatiron in the U.S. in April, with a blurb from Bill Gates.


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Une fille comme elle (A Woman Like Her) Marc Levy Robert Laffont-Seghers-NiL-Julliard
2 La jeune fille et la nuit (Gone in the Night) Guillaume Musso Calmann-Lévy
3 Sang famille (Family Blood) Michel Bussi Presses de la Cité
1 Puisque tout passe (Since Everything Passes) Claire Chazal Grasset et Fasquelle
2 Les leçons du pouvoir (The Lessons of Power) Francois Hollande Stock
3 Un été avec Homère (A Summer with Homer) Sylvain Tesson Ed. des Equateurs


Rank Title Author Imprint
Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
1 Wees onzichtbaar (Be Invisible) Murat Isik Ambo l Anthos
2 Stromboli (Stromboli) Saskia Noort Lebowski
3 De buitenstaander (The Outsider) Stephen King The House of Books
4 Super de luxe (Super De Luxe) Suzanne Vermeer A.W. Bruna
5 De dag van de doden (The Day of the Dead) Nicci French Ambo l Anthos
6 Dirk Kuyt (Dirk Kuyt) Jaap de Groot Nieuw Rotterdam


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 I fel sällskap (In Bad Company) Viveca Sten Bokförlaget Forum
2 Tre timmar (Three Hours) Anders Roslund Piratförlaget
3 Syndabocken (Scapegoat) Sofie Sarenbrant Bookmark Förlag
1 Factfulness (Factfulness) Hans Rosling Natur & Kultur
2 Blåbärssnår, äppelskrutt... (Blueberry Nuts, Apple Shreds...) My Feldt Bonnier Fakta
3 Du är inte ensam (You’re Not Alone) Lundell/Eriksson/Svensson Lind