Ebooks are becoming increasingly popular. So popular in fact, that authors and publishing houses are launching hardcover, paperback and e-book versions of their books. Unfortunately, ebooks stores have been slow to enter in Malaysia, and you can’t buy ebooks in Malaysia on Amazon.com. However, there are ways around that (See: How to Buy Kindle Ebooks in Malaysia)
Even though Amazon Kindle ebooks aren’t directly available for sale in Malaysia, they still represent some of the largest volumes of sales of ebooks. Therefore, we’ve used the site as a resource to identify the top 20 bestselling Kindle ebooks on Amazon in 2013 so far. We’ll update this page closer to the end of the year, so be sure to bookmark it.
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1. Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon)
Published: 14th May, 2013
This book also features as a top selling hardcover and this comes as no surprise as most of Dan Brown’s books become bestsellers – and with reason. Like his previous books, “Inferno”, is a fast paced, thrilling suspense novel packed with history, art, symbolism and mysticism. The story is based on Dante’s Inferno and sees the return of our favorite Dan Brown hero – Robert Langdon solving the mystery in the center of Italy.
View on Amazon.com: Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon)
2. Gone Girl: A Novel
Published: 5th June, 2012
A chilling tale of a marriage gone wrong and how things are not always what they seem like. Nick and Anne Dunne seem like the perfect couple until their 5th Anniversary when Anne goes missing. Nick comes under pressure to prove his innocence while harboring disturbing thoughts about his wife. A deliciously dark thriller, this book is not to be missed.
View on Amazon.com: Gone Girl: A Novel
3. Safe Haven
Published: 14th September, 2010
Nicholas Spark is the go-to guy for romance novels. Known for being the author of “The Notebook”, he doesn’t fail to impress with his latest romantic novel – “Safe Haven”. Set in the town of Southport, North Caroline, the book follows the story of Katie as she settles in Southport and forms romantic relationships with two locals while concealing a dark secret of her own.
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4. The Cuckoo’s Calling
J.K. Rowling or Robert Galbraith
Published: 30th April, 2013
“The Cuckoo’s Calling” is a crime fiction book written by J.K. Rowling under her pen name Robert Galbraith for obvious reasons. Her prowess over the fantasy genre is well established and she tackles the crime genre with finesse. This book tells the tale of Detective Cormoran – an Afghan war vet who becomes a private detective after losing a leg due to a landmine and who must investigate the death of supermodel Lula Landry.
View on Amazon.com: The Cuckoo’s Calling
5. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published: 27th May, 2003 (Re-issue edition)
A timeless classic, the Great Gatsby revolves around the mysterious Gatsby and his obsession with Daisy Buchanan. Told through the eyes of the narrator, this book brilliantly captures the extravagance of the Jazz age in America as well as the loneliness of Gatsby. It’s like this book has shot to the top 20 list because of the recent Hollywood movie release starring Leonard DiCaprio.
View on Amazon.com: The Great Gatsby
Published: 17th December, 2012
Erotic and passionate, “Hopeless” is another book in the adult genre after the immense popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. A New York Times bestseller, this book follows the relationship between Sky Davis and Dean Holder who is intense, erratic, sometimes terrifying and passionate.
View on Amazon.com: Hopeless
7. The Hit (Will Robie)
Published: 23rd April, 2013
Bestselling novelist, David Baldacci brings another page-turner of a spy thriller for the masses. The main character, Robie is a hit man who works for the U.S. Government, taking out the worst criminals. However, he must now use his talents to beat a rogue agent who is as good as him – Jessica Reel, and face a much bigger threat.
View on Amazon.com: The Hit (Will Robie)
8. And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel
Published: 21st May, 2013
From the author of the critically and commercially successful “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” comes “And the Mountains Echoed” – another intricately woven tale of family bonds. This book explores how decisions can affect future generations to come across the globe.
View on Amazon.com: And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel
9. Entwined with You (A Crossfire Novel)
Published: 4th June, 2013
Another erotic novel in the list, Entwined with You is the next book in the Crossfire series. A New York Times bestseller, this book follows the story of Eva and Gideon cross and their obsessions and dark desired.
View on Amazon.com: Entwined with You (A Crossfire Novel)
10. The Husband’s Secret
Published: 30th June, 2013
A bittersweet take of three Australian women – Cecelia Fitzpatrick, Tess O’Leary and Rachel Crowly, the book explores how their lives are interconnected and how they deal with family and life. Funny and witty, “The Husband’s Secret” is far from your typical chick-lit and promises to keep you engaged.
View on Amazon.com: The Husband’s Secret
Published: 3rd May, 2011
An exciting novel based in a dystopian Chicago, “Divergent” is the tale of a teenager Beatrice who must make a tough decision between family and following her dreams. She must choose which faction among the five she will dedicate her life to. A romantic novel set in dystopian times, this book explores the consequences of her surprising decision.
View on Amazon.com: Divergent
12. Alex Cross, Run
Published: 18th February, 2013
A suspense thriller, “Alex Cross, Run” is about detective Alex Cross and his encounter with one of the best plastic surgeons in the country – Elijah Creem. After barging into one of Creem’s illegal, indulgent and extravagant orgies, he is distracted by three new murders before he can work on Creem’s case. However, he himself is in danger as he doesn’t realize someone is investigating him.
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13. Wait For Me
Published: 21st December, 2011
“Wait For Me” is another erotic novel in this list. It follows the lives of Ryan Harrison and Kate Alexander. Both have suffered terrible losses are still healing from the pain when Kate comes across a picture and decides to investigate leading to their lives converging and unraveling.
View on Amazon.com: Wait For Me
14. The Fault in Our Stars
Published: 10th January, 2012
A beautiful love story, listed as one of Time Magazine’s best fiction book of 2012, “The Fault in Our Stars” is both sad and funny. The main character Hazel is a terminal cancer patient who has been given the gift of a few more years to live. Life goes on as usual till she meets Augustus Waters, and her life takes a 180 degree turn.
View on Amazon.com: The Fault in Our Stars
15. Damaged: The Ferro Family
Published: 2nd April, 2013
This is a book about forbidden love between a teacher and a student. Sidney manages to embarrass herself in front of Peter on their first encounter. Much to her distress, he turns out to be one of her teachers and the sexual chemistry between them in undeniable. This leads to tongues wagging and them having to confront their growing bond.
View on Amazon.com: Damaged: The Ferro Family
16. The Storyteller
Published: 26th February, 2013
“The Storyteller” explores the unlikely friendship that grows between Sage Singer and Josef Weber. Sage and Josef meet at a grief support group where Sage is trying to deal her mother’s death and finds comfort and friendship in the elderly Josef. Her world is turned upside down when he tells her his deepest secret and asks for a huge favor.
View on Amazon.com: The Storyteller
17. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
Published: 17th January, 2012
The Fifty Shades trilogy created a huge buzz the moment the first book was released and almost single-handedly revived the erotic adult fiction genre. For those who loved the complex, dark and heated passion between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, this book is for you.
View on Amazon.com: Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
18. Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Published: 8th January, 2013
A dark gothic novel set in Galtin, South Carolina, “Beautiful Creatures” is a book about the romance between Ethan Wate an Lena Duchannes. He is popular while she is not and he has been seeing her in his nightmares for months. She is hiding a big secret that he is looking to unfold, in this thrilling novel.
View on Amazon.com: Beautiful Creatures
19. Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
3rd September, 2013
A New York Times bestseller, this book is about Jack Reacher who goes back to his old military headquarters near Washington D.C. to feel at home. Here he is met with shocking news and the woman who was so far only a familiar voice on the phone. This books follows his decision to face the things that threaten him.
View on Amazon.com: Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
20. The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel
21st April, 2010
The success of the e-book can be attributed to the award winning adaptation of the book starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. “The Silver Linings Playbook” is a heart-warming tale of Pat Peoples and his struggles with re-integrating into society after his stint at a mental health facility. He meets clinically depressed Tiffany who is a former sex addict and they both form a friendship that helps them both heal.
View on Amazon.com: The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel
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