Thrillers were the most-bought fiction iBooks in 2017

Thrillers were the most-bought fiction iBooks in 2017

Three psychological thrillers were the most-bought fiction iBooks in 2017.

Michelle Frances’ The Girl Friend (Pan Macmillan) was the top-selling title of this year on Apple’s platform, with Lies by T M Logan (Twenty7) in second position and The Girl Before by J P Delaney (Quercus) coming in third place.

Others in the Top 10 included Dan Brown’s Origin (Bantam Press), Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (Vintage) and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on a Train (Black Swan).

Meanwhile Saroo Brierley’s A Long Way Home (Berkley Books), which was made into a film released this year starring Dev Patel, was the most read non-fiction title. It tells the story of a young man who used Google Earth from Australia to rediscover his childhood life and home in India. Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Vintage) charting our history from apes to rulers of the world, was the second most downloaded iBook of 2017 and fitness favourite Joe Wicks was third with Lean In 15 – The Shift Plan (Bluebird).

Charlotte Crosby’s Live Fast Loose Weight also charted in the Top 10 most read non-fiction iBooks along with The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Simon & Schuster) and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Vintage).

The most downloaded audiobook through Apple's platform in 2017 was the first in J K Rowling’s wizarding series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury), followed again by Byrne’s The Secret and Steve Peters’ The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.

The full top-selling Apple charts of 2017 can be viewed here.