An Old Friend Tops Amazon's Bestselling Books of 2016
'Harry Potter and the Extremely Good-Selling Book'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2016 4:31 PM CST
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(Newser) – Amazon has released its list of the top 20 bestselling books of 2016, a year in which a new Harry Potter story was released, so the top spot shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. “The power of Potter is still strong, and readers of all ages can’t get enough of Hogwarts," Mashable quotes Amazon's senior book editor as saying. The script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke pre-order records months before its release and is the first play to ever top Amazon's year-end list. Here are the 10 books most coveted by Amazon shoppers this year:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. The Whistler by John Grisham
  4. The Last Mile (Amos Decker series) by David Baldacci
  5. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  6. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance
  7. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  8. Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  9. The Black Widow: Book 16 of Gabriel Allon Series by Daniel Silva
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
Click here for the rest of the top 20.

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