Books keep us sane and there is nothing more true that that. But the books that made your 2017 better, were they a pick by others too? Well, according to Amazon India’s Reading Trend report 2017, Amish Tripathi was the bestselling author on e-commerce platform, with his book Sita – Warrior of Mithila emerging as the highest selling fiction book of the year.
Interestingly, exam preparation books emerged as the most popular genre on Amazon India while Indian writing grabbed the second spot. Savvy Indian citizens seem to be preparing for the Civil Services Exam with Indian Polity (5th Edition) ranked as the top-selling book across the country. Yet another Exam Preparation book Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis’s came in close at number three, followed by The Power of your Subconscious Mind, and Think and Grow Rich.
Last year’s best seller, Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl, continued to rank among the top-10 bestsellers, holding the spot at number six. According to the report, only three fiction books made it to the top-10 most-selling books on Amazon India, which includes Amish’s Sita – Warrior of Mithila, Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl, and This Is Not Your Story by Savi Sharma.
Literature and Fiction, Personal Development and Self Help, and Romance categories were ranked number third, fourth and fifth, respectively as per the report.
Further, Bengaluru has raced past last year’s third spot to capture the number one position as the ‘Most Well-Read City’ in India. The city seems to absolutely love their books according to Amazon India’s Annual Reading Trends Report for 2017. The city was closely followed by Mumbai with last year’s winner Delhi securing the third spot. Pune, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Noida and Jaipur also feature in the top 10 cities who have nurtured the love for reading.