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HT-Nielsen Top 10 list: Amish’s Sita continues to rule, Harry Potter is kids’ favourite

Here’s your weekly digest of the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

books Updated: Jul 15, 2017 11:44 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Sita – Warrior of Mithila,The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,The Boy Who Loved
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Shutterstock)

Sita – Warrior of Mithila, book two of Amish Tripathi’s bestselling Ram Chandra series, continues to be on top for the sixth week since it’s release. Durjoy Datta’s The Boy Who Loved has risen to the second spot pushing Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness to the third position.

Amish Tripathi’s bestselling Scion of Ikshvaku (2015) and The Immortals of Meluha (2010) are at number four and five, respectively.

Top - 10 Fiction Titles
  • Sita: The Warrior of Mithila, Amish Tripathi
  • The Boy Who Loved, Durjoy Datta
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy
  • Scion of Ikshvaku, Amish Tripathi
  • The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathi
  • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
  • In The Name of God, Ravi Subramanian
  • The Rise of Sivagami, Baahubali: Before the Beginning, Anand Neelakantan
  • One Indian Girl, Chetan Bhagat
  • The Peacock Feather, Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor
Top-10 Non-Fiction Trade Titles
  • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert T Kiyosaki
  • Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, Sadhguru
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
  • India’s Struggle for Independence 1857-1947, Bipan Chandra
  • Eat Delete Junior: Child Nutrition for 0-15 Years, Pooja Makhija
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • Mrs Funnybones, Twinkle Khanna
  • Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
  • Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, Rujuta Diwekar

In the nonfiction category, Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill is at the top spot. Close on its heels is Robert T Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. Pooja Makhija’s Eat Delete Junior: Child Nutrition for 0-15 Years, Rujuta Diwekar’s Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight and Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People are the newbies on the list.

Top-5 Children, Young Adult & Educational Titles- International Publisher
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
  • Peppa Pig: Little Library
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling
  • The Dark Prophecy: The Trials of Apollo, Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling
Top-5 Children, Young Adult & Educational Titles- Indian Publisher
  • Great Stories for Children, Ruskin Bond
  • Tinkle Double Digest No 62
  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Timeless Tales From Panchatantra
  • The Blue Umbrella, Ruskin Bond

The usual suspects make the top ten for children’s books: with JK Rowling, Rick Riordan and Peppa Pig staying put in the list of children’s books by international publishers. Ruskin Bond continues to rule the roost in the Indian publishing category with Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince being a new entrant .

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First Published: Jul 15, 2017 11:43 IST