Kindle’s Top Three: Week 47

In Kindle’s Top Three, I want to highlight the best-selling books at the beginning of every week, and express all the rage inside me that I’m not in there. Not really. In all honesty, I think it’s important to look at what’s in the top coveted three on Kindle’s bestseller list because, really, don’t they deserve some sort of recognition?

It’s that time again (actually this is the first time I’m doing this), but it’s the time when we look at the Bestsellers on Kindle and comment on Pop Culture while congratulating the authors on a job well done.

#3 Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

This shouldn’t be much of a surprise as Lee Child has built out quite the cannon around Jack Reacher from the ground-up, and with the latest film out in theaters you’re likely going to see Lee Child somewhere in the top again and soon. Garnering 809 reviews for an average score of 3.9, this book landed in at number 3 this week. The only thing I remember from the first Jack Reacher film was Tom Cruise telling some punk “I’m going to drink your blood from a boot,” and I was left wondering what kind of boot exactly. But I also believed Tom Cruise would do it. As for the answer to my question, I only hope it’ll be addressed before the movies outpace the novels.

Hell yeah, Lee! Check out more from Lee on Amazon here.

#2 Christmas in Cedar Cove: 5-B Poppy Lane \ A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Okay, so from what I gather in the description on the amazon page here, we’ve got a story about people who tell great and fascinating stories in Cedar Cove. And there’s a good chance this is the ultimate story about Christmas in Cedar Cove, as Debbie is known for being the “official story teller of Christmas” in some circles.

Side note: This is going to be a rough Thanksgiving. If you’re one of the kind people who helped propel this book to number two, congratulations! And if you’re not looking forward to the political climate that’s brewing within your turduken this year, and you’re looking for a gift to disarm the mood, maybe give this a shot? If you expect to have the typical American thanksgiving with football, turkey, politics, and you’re arguing with mom, dad, your brother, sister, or that uncle nobody really gets along with, it’s probably a worthy investment.

All kidding aside though, Debbie Macomber is a New York Times best-selling author who’s racked up an incredibly impressive 200 million books in print, and 174 customer reviews for an average of 4.3 got her to number 2 on the bestsellers list.

Congrats, Debbie! Check out her Amazon page here.

#1 Wanting My Stepsister by Alexa Riley

Whoa, Kindle readers. I’m going to ignore the holiday jokes around this one, and stick to complementing the authors on their incredible success. If you check out Alexa Riley (it’s actually two people), you’ll notice they’re USA Today Bestsellers, and it looks like they’ve got their first full length novel coming December 27th.

This is, all kidding aside, the type of story you want to see climbing to the top of the ranks on Kindle, and you can see that they’ve definitely honed in on a specific market, and with a highly recognizable brand and voice. Or as taken directly from their Amazon page, “if you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!” With an impressive 4.5 out of 190 reviews, Wanting My Stepsister takes the number one spot as a bestseller, and for critical praise among readers.

Not too shabby, Alexa Riley. Check out their Amazon page here.

Week 47 Conclusion: With two of the top three being established authors with a lot of marketing behind them, and the price advantage they have as well, it looks like it’s still an uphill battle for Independent Kindle authors, but with writers like Alexa Riley, that’s not an impossible battle. Check back next week to see what’s in the top 3 of Kindle’s Bestseller list, and if you’ve read any of these books feel free to leave a recommendation below!

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