The five bestselling Kindle eBooks in 2014 were "The Fault in Our Stars," "Gone Girl," "Divergent," "The Goldfinch" and "Insurgent," the second book in the "Divergent" trilogy. In sixth was "Allegiant," the final book from the popular young adult franchise.
The three bestselling Kindle eBooks of 2014 were all accompanied by film adaptations in the same year. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, about two teenage cancer survivors who fall in love, was adapted into a successful movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn was turned into a smash movie when David Fincher's adaptation, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, was released in October. "Divergent," by Veronica Roth, saw its own popular onscreen translation in the movie version directed by Neil Burger and starring Shailene Woodley. The sequel to "Divergent" and the fifth bestselling Kindle eBook of 2014, "Insurgent," was released as a movie in 2015.
The only top selling Kindle eBook of 2014 not at the time accompanied by a movie was Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a young New York boy who, alienated from family and friends, retreats into the mysterious art underworld and grows into an uncertain adult.