Bestsellers of the Decade: In Every “Shade” Of Color

The end of the decade is upon us, people. We’ve read good books and we’ve read bad and surprisingly they are all on this list. So here is the top ten list for the bestsellers of the decade according to The NPD group.



1, 2, and 3 : Fifty Shade of Grey Series


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Your eyes do not deceive you folks. The entire original Fifty Shades of Grey Series holds the top three spots on the top sellers list. This infamous fan fiction series author E.L. James wrote sits pretty, having sold nearly 35 million books including physical and e-book copies.



4: The Hunger Games


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The first book in The Hunger Games series written by Susan Collins sold 8.7 million copies. In the height to the dystopian novel with teens, this series was the one to read.



5. The Help 

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One of the best books on this list, in my opinion, written by Kathryn Stockett, The Help sold 8.7 million copies. This book is heavy, dealing with topics like racism. Even though we learn the plight of black maids, this book is filled with humor and hope.



6. The Girl on the Train


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Written by Paula Hawkins, it sold 8.2 million copies. If you haven’t read this book yet, this mystery will keep you guessing. It’s about past love and betrayal but more importantly, MURDER.



7. Gone Girl


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Written by Gillian Flynn sold 8.1 million copies. This is a book about a marriage going downhill and wife playing a sick, yet incredibly smart game with her husband who is unaware of it intrigues you, this one has a pretty great reputation.



8. The Fault in Our Stars


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Written by John Green sold 8 million copies. This sweet yet so sad book follows a young couple who both struggle with cancer. You WILL need tissues.



9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


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Written by Stieg Larsson sold 7.9 million copies.  Doesn’t everyone love a good revenge story? You’ve got one right here.



10. Divergent


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Written by Veronica Roth, it sold 6.6 million copies. Another dystopian teen read that will surely give your imagination something to gnaw on.



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