Brown is on his way to having the best-selling book of the year for the third time. His thriller, ‘Inferno,’ released May 14, tops USA TODAY’s Best-selling Books list.
Dan Brown is well on his way to having the best-selling book of the year for the third time.
Brown’s thriller, Inferno, released May 14, is the No. 1 book for the first half of 2013, according to sales data from USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.
Brown’s first hit, The Da Vinci Code, was USA TODAY’s No. 1 book in 2004, and again in 2006, after the movie version was released.
Also selling well the first six months of 2013 (through June 30) are several titles published last year, including Gillian Flynn’s mystery, Gone Girl (No. 4), E.L. James’ erotic Fifty Shades trilogy (Nos. 6, 12 and 13) and John Green’s cancer novel aimed at teens, The Fault in Our Stars (No. 11).
Others titles received boosts from Hollywood, including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby (No. 3), Matthew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook (No. 19), Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower (No. 20) and Max Brooks’ World War Z (No. 22).
At No. 9 is Lean In, a March 2013 release from Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, who ignited a public debate by urging women to be less timid at work.