Readings bookstore has posted a list of its top 100 bestsellers from 2012.
As we all know, I’m a total sucker for a good list, and this time of year is absolutely rampant with them. Readings put a teaser up on Twitter before the post, asking what our guesses were for number one. My top two were Jamie’s 15-minute Meals, and Fifty Shades. Let me just say, thank God Readings sell slightly different to the fair bookstore that employs me, else we’d all be doomed.
It’s great to see such a wide range of genres covered by this list: from Andy Griffiths, to cookbooks and food guides, to trash fiction (sorry), to literature. Also great to see that not everything on this book was a new release. Films and “must-read” lists bring old books back into favour, to the point that they reach stores’ bestseller lists again. We’ve had a huge spike in sales of all the books listed in the First Tuesday Book Club’s 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die. “On The Road” appears in Readings’ list, after the film was released this year.
And the question we’re all bound to try to answer: how many of these books have I read?