Books have been an integral part of human history since written language evolved. Today, literature doesn’t just involve written history, but authors publish books that are read for information, inspiration, enjoyment, and leisure. Bestselling books tend to be works of fiction where an author creates a story from their own imagination and creativity. For the year 2017, the top 5 best selling books were mostly fiction except for one nonfiction book.
The number one bestselling book in 2017 is “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition” by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay. This edition of the book is an illustrated version of the original novel called “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”. This novel is the third book in the Harry Potter series which has a total of seven books. “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” tells the story of Harry Potter’s third year in school and how he learns about the existence of Sirius Black. Sirius had escaped from Azkaban and was known to the public as a dangerous criminal. Harry learns who Sirius Black is and how he is significant to Harry’s life. This book includes themes of uncovering secret identities and learning the true people behind their false fronts.
The second bestselling book in 2017 is “Origin” by Dan Brown. Dan Brown is a well-renowned author who is greatly known for his “The Da Vinci Code”. His novel, “Origin” is a story about a man named Robert Langdon, a professor at Harvard University. Langdon attends an event in Spain that unveils a huge scientific discovery. The discovery is said to answer two of the most fundamental questions asked by the human race. When disaster breaks out at the event, Langdon finds himself needing to go on a hunt for a secret password that will unlock the discovery with the help of another character named Ambra Vidal.
The third bestselling book in 2017 is “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur. This book is an example of an inspirational novel that aims to reach into the reader’s soul and help them discover parts of themselves that they didn’t recognize before. Its themes are growth and healing and it applies the concept of ancestry to help readers discover themselves as unique individuals.