A reader survey of books published in 2017 shows the bestsellers have largely faded into obscurity and become anachronisms in our national reading lists.
The list of bestsellings was compiled by The Guardian’s digital library team, and included some of the country’s most acclaimed writers.
The full list includes over 300 titles.
Here are the 10 bestselling books of 2017.
The Good Place by Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, House of Cards, and Family Guy: The Animated Series (Fox) A bestseller in its own right, The Good Places is the latest comedy to hit the big screen.
It follows a family who find themselves trapped in a dystopian world.
It was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2016, and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Series.
The Book Thief by James Patterson, author of The Book of Eli and The Books of the Dead (Simon & Schuster) Another new novel, The Book Thieves follows a young man who is given the chance to write the story of his life.
His father dies when he’s only five years old, and his mother becomes trapped in the afterlife.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Sarah Waters, author, The Girl Who Would Be Queen: The Last Daughter of King George IV (Dutton) Waters has written a lot of great dystopian novels in recent years, including The Girl With the Dragon Tail, A Thousand and One Nights, and A Thousand Names.
The Black Dahlia by E.L. James, author (Little, Brown) James has a lot to be proud of, as he has written several books that are now classics.
This dystopian novel follows a dystopian future in which a group of teenage boys must work to survive in an isolated space.
The Man Who Laughs by Yoon Joon Ho, author and screenwriter (Skyhorse Publishing) Ho is a Korean writer whose work includes the novels The Blue Lotus and The Girl and the Wolf, which are now well-known in their respective countries.
His latest book is The Man with the Golden Gun, a dark tale about a young boy who escapes his father’s murderous regime and becomes the head of a mercenary group.
The Red Book by David Mitchell, author The Red book follows a man named Jack who becomes the subject of a cult after his mother is murdered.
He goes to a strange, forbidding town called Blackstone to investigate and discover what happened to his mother.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, author Suzanne Collins has written some of Hollywood’s most influential books, including Braveheart and The Hunger Game.
The Woman Who Played With Fire by Lauren Beukes, author Lauren Beuke is the author of a number of novels, including a new novel called The Woman of Steel, which tells the story that inspired the film Blade Runner.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Charles Bukowski, author Bukowski’s short story collection The Unbeholden Man was adapted into a film by Ridley Scott and features an actress in a supporting role.
The Last Witch Hunter by J.K. Rowling, author J. K. Rowling has written seven novels, with The Casual Vacancy and The Casual Vow both published by Bloomsbury, which was also nominated for the Nebula Award.