The most popular books of the decade have been released

Must See 12/12/2019

The best books of the decade have been revealed, compiled by UK publishing magazine The Bookseller, and it's fair to say not everyone will be so surprised by the top books of the 2010s!

According to the list, it's the Fifty Shades trilogy by EL James that has taken out the top spots (first, second and third!) in the list for the top 50 most popular books of the decade. 

It's no secret that even though the book was not everyone's taste, it took the world by storm and spawned a top selling movie franchise on top of it's highly successful novels.

Topping the list, compiled by publishing magazine The Bookseller, was the debut book Fifty Shades Of Grey, published in 2011, which sold 4.73million copies, followed by 2012's Fifty Shades Darker with 3.37million and the third title Fifty Shades Freed with 3.11million.

EL James's spin-off novel Grey, which sold 1.11million, was also in the top 20.

Jamie Oliver enjoyed great success with his cook book Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, being crowned fourth spot after selling 1.87 million copies. His 5 Ingredients and 15-Minute Meals titles are also in the top 20, with 1.14million and 1.12million respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 was J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in fifth spot, followed by Lean in 15: The Shift Plan by Joe Wicks, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest by Steig Larsson was number seven, Gangsta Granny by David Walliams and Tony Ross, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and #10 went to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.

Other notable books that made the top lists include:

#19 - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
#24 - The Help - Kathryn Stockett
#25 - Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
#31 - The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
#32 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
#49 - The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler