Prince Harrys autobiography Spare (Bantam) is the bestselling book on Amazon this year.
The online retailer ranks the top 20 print and e-book titles sold and pre-ordered throughout the year.
Its been a year of explosive revelations from our biggest names in popular culture and their books seem to have struck a winning chord with many readers.
Spare sold a record-breaking 1.4 million copies across the UK, US and Canada on its first day of publication on January 10, and more than 3.2 million after just one week. Crucially though, Spare only ranks sixth on Amazons Most Read list. The difference between the two is Most Sold ranks books according to the number of copies sold and pre-ordered (in print and eBook), while Most Read ranks titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners. Spare was also the most traded-in book of 2023, however. We Buy Books accepted the memoir 459 times more than once a day for the whole year from hopeful sellers.
The Woman in Me by Britney Spears was the second memoir to make Amazons bestsellers list, at the ninth most sold book on the consumer platform.
The book saw the star admit she was almost cast in The Notebook, she had a brief relationship with Colin Farrell which felt like a brawl and that she found out about the #FreeBritney movement through a rehab nurse.
The late Matthew Perrys emotive and highly praised memoir about addiction Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing also took the last spot (20) on Amazons bestsellers list after his tragic passing in late October.
The book had been released in November 2022 but after the beloved Friends star passed away, interest in the book surged.
He shared a poignant message: Someone else may be confused by the fact that they know they should stop drinking like me, they have all the information, and they understand the consequences but they still cant stop drinking. You are not alone.
While they didnt make bestsellers lists, Pamela Andersons Love, Pamela and Paris Hiltons Paris: The Memoir also released this year.
Jada Pinkett Smiths memoir Worthy also released in October while Down The Drain, Julia Foxs hotly anticipated book, hit the shelves that same month. Julia candidly opens up about her relationship with an unnamed artist, claiming she felt used in some weird, twisted game.
Prince Harrys revelations about Prince Williams alleged assault, urging his father not to marry Camilla, taking cocaine and claims Meghan offended Kate over baby brain comments continued to surface throughout the year. We still like our escapism though it seems, with Amazons Most Read list featuring every single Harry Potter book five of which take up the top five spots and The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Bonnie Garmus Lessons in Chemistry with Amazons ninth Most Read, while Richard Osman had four titles make the cut.
The Last Devil To Die: The Thursday Murder Club 4 by Richard Osman and his The Bullet That Missed: The Thursday Murder Club 3, both also made the bestselling list at fifth and thirteenth respectively.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, a huge TikTok sensation is still going strong at bestseller number eight, despite being published way back in 2016 her title Verity also made the cut. Charlie Mackeses The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse is also still selling copies placing at fourteenth on the bestsellers list at Amazon despite being released in 2019, although the heartfelt BBC adaption of it last Christmas probably spurred on sales.
- Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
- Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book by Nathan Anthony
- Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book by Nathan Anthony
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- The Last Devil To Die: The Thursday Murder Club 4 by Richard Osman
- Pinch of Nom Enjoy by Kate Allinson
- Guinness World Records 2024 by Guinness World Records
- It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
- The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Verity by Colleen Hoover
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
- The Bullet That Missed: The Thursday Murder Club 3 by Richard Osman
- The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesey
- Wheres Spidey?; Marvel Entertainment International Ltd
- Ultra-Processed People by Chris van Tulleken
- Pinch of Nom Budget by Kate Allinson
- The Glucose Goddess Method by Jessie Inchauspé
- Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Julie Smith
- Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry