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Paula Hawkins nabbed the top spot with her dark psychological thriller The Girl on the Train, a novel about marriage and adultery.
EL James’s latest erotica novel, Grey, which retells Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of male protagonist Christian Grey, took second place, and three further thrillers – Angela Marsons’ Silent Scream, Emma Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing, and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl – comprised the rest of the top five.
Of the top 20 bestselling ebooks of the year so far, only two books by male authors made the list: Personal by Lee Child and Us by David Nicholls.
This year has certainly been an exciting one for both ebooks and women writers. Long may it continue!
Top 20 bestselling ebooks of 2015 so far on Amazon.co.uk
1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian by EL James
3. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons
4. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
6. The Lie by CL Taylor7. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
8. The Little Shop of Hopes and Dreams by Fiona Harper
9. Hide Her Name by Nadine Dorries
10. Personal by Lee Child
11. Stranger Child by Rachel Abbott
12. Us by David Nicholls
13. The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe
14. The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond
15. The Ballroom Café by Ann O’Loughlin
16. The Good Girl by Fiona Neill
17. Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose
18. The Letter by Kathryn Hughes
19. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
20. Evil Games by Angela Marsons