The best new books from 2016, ranked by the Amazon bestseller list


A Beautiful Mind by Nick Hornby, Random House, 899 copies.

The author’s debut novel has become a bestseller thanks to its witty and heartwarming themes of loss and regret.

The narrator, a young woman named Emily, has lost everything, and the only way to heal her pain is to return to her childhood home, where she has been a foster child.

Her best friend, a lonely boy named Jake, is determined to get Emily back.

They find themselves in a world of magic, magic that turns them into heroes, and, ultimately, to a world that loves them and gives them hope.

The novel has garnered widespread praise, and it’s currently ranked #1 on Amazon.


The Big Short by Michael Lewis, Simon & Schuster, 722 copies.

Lewis’ bestseller, about the financial collapse of 2008, is an insightful and deeply insightful look at the greed, recklessness, and greed of the financial industry, and its impact on the broader economy.

The title, and a couple of the scenes in the novel, are lifted directly from the film of the same name.

The book has been the No. 1 bestseller in the U.S. for seven weeks.


The Way of the Knife by Brian Michael Bendis, DC Comics, 869 copies.

In the aftermath of the economic crisis of 2008 and ensuing recession, a writer named Jack Black is offered a new job at DC Comics to write a new book.

But as he starts to work on the novel and its main character, the world around him is changing.

The character, who’s an alien, becomes the subject of a conspiracy theory and a violent crime spree that ends with Jack being stabbed to death.

Jack’s first wife, Eve, is murdered.

Jack is then adopted by the villainous Captain America, who also has adopted Jack.

The two work together to escape from Cap and to discover what they have in common.


The Martian Chronicles by Mike Mignola, Image Comics, 564 copies.

Mignolans first full-length comic book is the story of an alien called Martians and how they have adapted to Earth, its harsh climate, and humans.

The series, which debuted in January 2015, was the best-selling comic book in the history of the publisher.


The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Image, 565 copies.

Kirkman’s first comic book series, from Image Comics.

The first issue of this series was released in May 2016.


The Secret Life of Pets by Peter Mancuso, Simon Pulse, 557 copies.

It’s one of the most popular comics books of 2016.

In it, we follow a group of pets as they travel the country in search of a pet.


The Girl on the Train by Elizabeth Bear, Bloomsbury, 556 copies.

After a traumatic car accident, a teenage girl’s life becomes a living nightmare.

The characters she encounters become more and more like their deceased parent, until they have a heart-to-heart conversation and find out their love.

The story of the young woman’s life has become an instant bestseller.


The Long Walk to a Smile by Emma Goldman, Knopf, 554 copies.

A woman living in New York City discovers that she is a ghost, and she soon finds herself lost in the world of her own past.

The New York Times bestselling author’s new novel, which was the New York Post’s 2016 bestseller overall, is a portrait of the author’s childhood, her upbringing, and her recovery.


The Princess Bride by J.K. Rowling, HarperCollins, 547 copies.

Rowling’s newest novel, about a man who embarks on a quest to find his father and discovers his father is a vampire.

Rowling has written several books with her father, including The Casual Vacancy and The Casual Saturday.

The plot is inspired by the works of J.R.R., and the characters are based on real-life actors.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Blumhouse, 546 copies.

When the world ends, Katniss Everdeen is a free woman.

She sets off on an epic journey that leads her to her family and friends, who all fight for their freedom.


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Random Press, 469 copies The dystopian novel that started it all, The Handmaiden series has been hailed as the best novel of the year by many.

In The HandMaiden series, author Margaret Atwoods begins her trilogy about the fate of the Handmaids in a novel that’s told through the eyes of their leader, Mormont.


The Little Girl Who Knew Too Much by Margaret Mitchell, Little, Brown, 464 copies This novel is the brainchild of the writer-director of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the