It’s no surprise that many of us have turned to books to escape the mundanity of this third lockdown we find ourselves in. From the Duchess of Cornwall’s Book Club to the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2021 longlist, we haven’t exactly been stuck for recommendations either.
But, what have we all been reading these past few months? Well, Amazon UK has now revealed the top ten bestselling books that people across the UK have been enjoying in the first two months of 2021. So, without further ado…
The top 10 bestselling books on Amazon during lockdown:
- Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy by Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson
- The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
- The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
- Tap to Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World by Stacey Solomon
- The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
- The Glass House by Eve Chase
In addition, Amazon also revealed that there has been a lot of customer demand for Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels with all six featuring in the top 50 most sold and two in the top 10 most sold. No surprises there!
Mental health has also remained a key theme during this lockdown with Charlie Mackesy and Matt Haig’s ruminations on life and mental health also featuring in the top ten most sold.
Likewise, the nation has also expressed interest in healthy cooking with Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy by Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson also topping the Amazon bestsellers list.
Simon Johnson, Director, Amazon EU Books said: “Taking a moment for yourself has never been so important than during the past 12 months, and it is clear that reading has provided a source of relaxation for many. From must-read novels inspiring cult TV shows through to cookbooks and titles which speak openly about mental health, it is apparent that books have continued to transport minds elsewhere and provided some much-needed comfort and relief.’