In recent weeks, our top ten best-selling books posts have focussed on, interestingly enough, the top ten. This week, we're mixing it up.
It's been a big month so far for books and publishing and while we had a couple of small changes to the top ten this week, we saw some exciting movement a little lower down in our list in the top 11-21.
Further down from the top ten you'll find the sixth book in a young adult series, some more colouring (of course), Harper Lee, a fictional tale about a man stuck on Mars, a new addition to the Ian Fleming canon, and the debut biography of a talented Australian writer. What are these mystery books we are referring to? Read on to find out.
Our top twenty-one best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 12 September were:
1. The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
2. Make Me by Lee Child
3. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
4. The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
5. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
6. Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland by Millie Marotta
7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
8. Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver
9. All the Light We Cannot See by Terry Pratchett
10. The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
12. The Fate of Ten [Lorien Legacies Book 6] by Pittacus Lore
13. The Little Book of Calm Colouring by David Sinden and Victoria Kay
14. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
15. Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta
16. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
17. The Martian by Andy Weir
18. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot by Dav Pilkey
19. Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz
20. The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland
21. Cats: 70 designs to help you de-stress by Hamlyn
Truthfully, we wanted to extend the top ten to top twenty-one this week for two specific reasons: 1) so we could write Sir Stinks-A-Lot without being ridiculous, and 2) so we could write the words 'cats' and 'de-stress' in close proximity without being ridiculous. We've known for a long time that cats = de-stress, so we're glad to see the rest of the country finally catching up.
Anthony Doerr and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See make a top ten appearance for the first time in this blog's history. We suspect this sudden leap in popularity is due to Doerr's inclusion in our 50 Hot Picks promotion for the month of September. If you've been waiting for an excuse to pick up this book, now is the perfect time. Or, if you're a gambler, enter to win a copy of the book along with a whole host of other 2015 ABIA award-winning books via the competition we're running here before Friday 18 September.
Speaking of time, that is something Mark Watney does not have after he becomes stranded alone on Mars in The Martian. Andy Weir's debut novel has come in at number seventeen this week, and is also included in the 50 Hot Picks promotion. The film adaptation of Weir's novel is only a few short weeks away from hitting the big screen, so you're running out of (pardon the pun) time to smugly inform your friends that you read the book first.
The answer is: read the book. Always read the book.