Which 2014 Fiction Books Sold Well?


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During 2014, the top-selling fiction books were primarily in the children's and young adult genre. According to Publisher's Weekly, the best-selling book of 2014 was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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Most of the books that sold in 2014 were tracked by Nielsen Bookscan, which is a book sales data provider for publishers. This data provider also provides lists of the best-selling books to Publisher's Weekly, sorted by the number of copies sold. Thousands of fiction titles are sold each year, but the top five were mostly children's and young adult books.

  • "The Fault in Our Stars"
  • By John Green, this book sold about 1.8 million paperbacks.

  • "The Long Haul"
  • By Jeff Kinney, ninth in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series sold 1.5 million books.

  • "Divergent"
  • By Veronica Roth, the first book in the Divergent Trilogy sold about 1.4 million books.

  • "Insurgent"
  • By Veronica Roth, the second book in the Divergent Trilogy sold about 1.3 million books.

  • "Killing Patton"
  • By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, this book is fourth in the Killing Series, sold about 1.1 million books.

Only the last book in this top five best-selling books of 2014 list from Publisher's Weekly is an adult fiction book.

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