While it’s great to see so many of you stocking up on film tie-in books as part of our February promo, it doesn’t really make for interesting best-seller lists each week. For example, for the week ending
Saturday 13 February there was only one new book in the list, and some of the others had simply switched places.
So, this week we have decided to bring you a different top ten list. This week we’re looking at the top ten best-selling classic books for the week. It’s a pretty remarkable thing to consider books published as far back as 1813 a best-seller in 2016, some 203 years later.
These are books that have shaped generations of authors, filmmakers, artists, and of course readers, and they are as important to the literary landscape now as they were when they were published many years ago (or, for one title, last year!).
Our top ten best-selling classic books for the week ending Saturday 13 February were:
1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
6. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
10. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
How many of the top ten best-selling classics of the week have you read?