Lists of the top 10 fiction books of 2014 are on USAToday.com, Time.com and PublishersWeekly.com. Top 10 lists are the 10 bestselling books of the year or the books an editor rates as best.
The USA Today list is for the top 100 bestsellers. This includes non-fiction, but only one non-fiction book made the top 10. Most of the books in the top 10 are young adult novels. Three of these are the books in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" trilogy." "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green is in first place.
Only adult-level novels make up Time's top 10, a list of editor Lev Grossman's picks. "The Secret Place" by Tana French tops this list, with "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell at number two. It has no items in common with the USA Today list.
Publisher's Weekly compiles a number of lists: the top 10 print bestsellers, top 10 Amazon Kindle bestsellers, and in the bestsellers section, the Nielsen BookScan Adult Fiction Top 20 and Nielsen BookScan Juvenile Top 20. John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" appears on the juvenile list three times, with the trade paperback at number one, the movie tie-in in sixth place and the hardcover in seventh place. These also all make the top 10 print bestsellers list, and the book is number one on the Amazon Kindle list. The "Divergent" trilogy books are all on juvenile and print lists as well. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn heads the Adult list, with John Grisham's "Gray Mountain" as number two on that list.