Amidst the computer and digital revolution, books are still popular options of entertainment. No wonder more and more written media have been produced and continuously grace the entertainment industry. There are top selling books in 2012 which are ranked according to the overall and average sales offline and online.
The list of bestselling books are based on their gross sales and category. Some of the reliable sources to check ranking includes USA Today, Publishers Weekly and the New York Times. Online shops such as Amazon also have their list of their top grossing books. Here are the most popular and most sold books with their synopsis:
1. A Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts. This book takes on the romantic genre and tells of a compelling love story that would leave readers spellbound. It talks about the “opposites attract yet so much more” story of Ryder Montgomery and Hope Beaumont. The author takes readers to the end of the trilogy as they revisit the Inn Boonsboro.
2. The Racketeer by John Grisham. Author John Grisham once again proved his unfading touch and talent in the world of suspense and general fiction genre. The story summary tells of the murder of four federal judges with the addition of Judge Raymond Fawcett as the fifth and latest victim. It evolves on determining the culprit and the existence of “The Racketeer” who is allegedly responsible for the murders.
3. Fifty Shades of Grey. This romance themed book was written by E.L. James and is considered a highly controversial book due to varying readers’ reviews. It is an erotic novel and a trilogy which centres on the intimate and deepening relationships between a young business magnate named Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. There are explicit sexual and erotic scenes featuring practices such as sadism/masochism, bondage/discipline and dominance and submission among others.
4. Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena. This book authored by Rick Riordan is a five-series novel. The youth-oriented book first debuted in October 4th 2012 and is set to be completed on 2014. It highlights the adventures of seven demigods namely Percy Jackson, Hazel, Frank, Jason, Piper and Leo. The 7th demigod is yet to be revealed.
Books enrich the mind and imagination and are certainly irreplaceable medium of entertainment. The top selling books in 2012 deal with different genre. Fiction or not, these books delve into various aspects of life from love and relationships.