Amazon Charts: Walliams Slimes into the top spot

Amazon Charts: Walliams Slimes into the top spot

David Walliams' Slime (HarperCollins Children's) has ended the reign of Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light (Fourth Estate) in the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one, as Mrs Hinch's The Little Book of Lists (Michael Joseph) sweeps into the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction top spot. Both Slime and The Little Book of Lists earned the "most anticipated" tag in their respective charts, racking up more pre-orders than any other titles. 

Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare (Quercus) also leapt up the Most-Sold: Fiction chart last week, hitting second place. While the title's e-book spent last week priced at 99p, it may have also struck a chord with self-isolating book buyers. In other comfort-read news, Nicola May's Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay rose into the chart, joining her self-published blockbuster The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay.

Jack Monroe's Tin Can Cook (Bluebird) bounced into the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction chart for the first time, swiping second place, in the same week Monroe's new weekday BBC One cooking show was announced.

A little insight into the nation's response to a second week on lockdown: A Swear Word Colouring Book for Adults (Honey Badger) rose nine places in the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction chart, to fourth place.

The Mirror and the Light continued to be the quarantine read-of-choice, holding second in the Most-Read: Fiction top 20—no doubt a predicted "Mantel tendonitis" wave will follow the coronavirus outbreak. Over in Most-Read: Non-Fiction, Chris Atkins' prison memoir A Bit of Stretch (Atlantic) scaled 10 places to ninth.