Larsson top customer pick on Amazon.co.uk

<p>Stieg Larsson&#39;s <em>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets&#39; Nest </em>(Quercus) has been named as the top &#39;Customer Favourite&#39; on Amazon.co.uk.<br /><br />The e-retailer has ranked its top 100 Customer Favourites according to customer orders during January to October for books published for the first time in 2010. Larsson reigns supreme, with <em>One Day</em> by David Nicholls (Hodder) and <em>The Help</em> by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin) coming second and third respectively. <br /><br />The top 10 also featured titles by Hilary Mantel (4th), Stephenie Meyer (5th and 10th) and Jamie Oliver (8th).<br /><br />Belinda Bauer has been crowned Amazon&#39;s Rising Star of the Year after positive customer reviews of her debut novel <em>Blacklands</em> (Corgi).<br /><br />With regards to the festive period Amy Worth, head of books buying at Amazon.co.uk, said this Christmas looks &quot;set to be bigger than ever before&quot;.<br /><br />She added: &quot;On the book store we&rsquo;re seeing a lot of interest in biographies and this Christmas there is a biography to suit anyone customers may be buying a gift for, from Tony Blair to Aleksandr the Meerkat, Cheryl Cole or Keith Richards. </p><p>&quot;Non-fiction is really leading the way in the run up to Christmas with cookery books also doing well. Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver are already high in the bestseller and most wished for lists and Jamie is the one really capturing customers&rsquo; imagination at the moment having spent more than three weeks at the top of the chart since launch with his latest title <em>Jamie&rsquo;s 30-Minute Meals</em>.&quot;</p>