Summer's worldwide top-selling books: 'Twilight' still prevalent, not dominant

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Glenn_Beck_104607746.jpgAugust 11 – (Relaxnews)

Amazon released its worldwide summer 2009 bestsellers to Relaxnews August 11, showing that the Twilight saga is still popular but that a few countries have broken free from the vampire’s grip. 

Amazon.com – US

Conservative politics and spirituality retain their popularity in the US. The only new entry in the top 5 since June is Tom Rath’s test to discover your strengths.

Sales rank Title Author Genre
1 Glenn Beck’s Common Sense Glenn Beck Politics
2 The Shack William Young Spirituality
3 Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto Mark Levin Politics
4 Divine Soul Songs Zhi Gang Sha Spirituality
5 Strengths Finder 2.0: Gallup’s Online Test Tom Rath Academic

Muriel_Barbery_819251766.jpgAmazon.fr – France

French readers seem to have moved on from the Twilight saga, with a book on how to lose weight and several novels ranking among the top choices.

Sales rank Title Author Genre
1 The Elegance of the Hedgehog (L’Elégance du Hérisson)
Muriel Barbery Fiction
2 I Don’t Know How to Lose Weight (Je Ne Sais Pas Maigri) Dr. Pierre Dukan Health
3 The Slow Waltz of the Turtles (Le valse Lente des Tortues) Katherine Pancol Fiction
4 The First Day (Le Premier Jour) Marc Levy Fiction
5 The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles(Les Yeux Jaunes des Crocodiles)
Katherine Pancol  Fiction

Stephenie_Meyer_571923743.jpgAmazon.co.uk – United Kingdom

D-Day and the Twilight saga continue their domination of the Amazon UK charts.

Sales rank Title Author Genre
1 Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) Stephenie Meyer Adolescent Fiction
2 D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
Antony Beevor
History
3 Eclipse (Twilight Saga) Stephenie Meyer Adolescent Fiction
4 New Moon (Twilight Saga) Stephenie Meyer Adolescent Fiction
5  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
Fiction

Stephenie_Meyer2_133817712.jpgAmazon.de – Germany

Stieg Larsson’s latest offerings are popular with both Anglos and Saxons, as is the ubiquitous Stephenie Meyer.

Sales Rank Title Author Genre
1 Bella and Edward, New Moon (Twilight Saga, Book 2) Stephenie Meyer Adolescent Fiction
2 Forgiveness Stieg Larsson Fiction
3 Eclipse (Twilight Saga, Book 3) Stephenie Meyer Adolescent Fiction
4 Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga, Book 4) Stephenie Meyer Adolescent Fiction
5 Gut Gegen Nordwind Daniel Glattauer Fiction

Jeff_Rubin_829222082.jpgAmazon.ca – Canada

Several non-fiction titles reveal an academic bent this summer in Canada.

Sales Rank Title Author Genre
1 Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller Jeff Rubin Non-Fiction
2 The Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill Fiction
3 Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson Non-Fiction
4 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Mary Ann Shaffer Fiction
5 Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell Non-Fiction

Haruki_Murakami_172072995.jpgAmazon.co.jp – Japan

Local sensation Haruki Murakami is no stranger to best-selling lists as his 1Q84 continues its reign of Japanese literary picks.

Sales rank Title Author Genre
1 1Q84, Book 1 Haruki Murakami Fiction
2 1Q84, Book 2
Haruki Murakami
Fiction
3 The Tracy Anderson Method Workout DVD Book
Tracy Anderson Health
4 Break the Records Kat-Tun Non-Fiction
5 Azumanga-daioh Kiyohiko Azuma Manga

Will_Bowen_262746456.jpgAmazon.cn – China

Most of these entries were among Amazon China’s top spring sellers as well.

Sales rank Title Author Genre
1 A Complaint Free World
Will Bowen Self Help
2 A Good Mother is Better Than A Good Teacher
Yin Jianli
Non-Fiction
3 Those Stories of Ming Dynasty VII
Dang Nian Ming Yue Historical Fiction
4 Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson Non-Fiction
5 Reunion Zhang Ailing Fiction
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