May 21, 2022

Year-End: Amazon Releases Best-Selling Books of 2013 Lists

Amazon’s year-end bestseller lists were released this morning.

All four lists include the Top 100 titles and can be accessed here.

The Lists

Amazon also posted two lists with the Top 20 overall bestsellers for Adults and Kids/Teens.

Top 20 Overall–Adult

1. Inferno by Dan Brown

2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

4. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

5. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

6. The Hit by David Baldacci

7. Sycamore Row by John Grisham

8. Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

9. Never Go Back by Lee Child

10. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

11. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

12. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

13. 12th of Never by James Patterson

14. Damaged: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward

15. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly

16. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson

17. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

18. The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection by J.S. Scott

19. Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed

20. Six Years by Harlan Coben

Fast Facts About the Top 20-Adult List

  • Lean In is the only book on the top 20 list to sell more print copies than Kindle editions
  • David Baldacci, Sylvia Day and John Grisham also made the top 10 best-selling books list in 2012
  • 2013 is John Grisham’s third consecutive year on the top 10 best-selling books list
  • Dan Brown also took the #1 spots in 2009 and 2004, with The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code
  • The best-selling independent book, published via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and CreateSpace, is Damaged by H.M. Ward

Top 20 Overall–Kids & Teen

1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

2. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

4. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh

5. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

6. Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan

7. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

8. Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines

9. Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

10. The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan

11. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice

12. The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

13. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

14.  A March of Kings by Morgan Rice

15. The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 1-6 by Cameron Jace

16. The Elite by Kiera Cass


17. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice

18. Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renée Russell

19. Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson

20. Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Fast Facts About the Top 20 List-Kids & Teens

  • The same three authors—Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth and Jeff Kinney—also took the top three spots in 2012
  • Two Young Adult authors—Abbi Glines and Morgan Rice—snagged five of the top 20 spots thanks to their KDP-published books
  • The Day the Crayons Quit is the only picture book to make the top 20 best-selling list, and was also the Amazon Book Editors’ pick for Best Picture Book of the year.

Direct to Top 100 Titles 2013 (4 Lists) 

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.