UK Bestsellers


The Sunday Times Bestsellers


GENERAL hardbacks

  1. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster £11.99) The American politician’s thoughts and feelings after the presidential election
  2. How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (Canongate £10.39) Comedian on the expectations boys and men have thrust upon them
  3. This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (Picador £14.99) Comic and former junior doctor’s account of life on the NHS front line
  4. Saffron Barker vs Real Life by Saffron Barker (Hodder £9.98) Autobiography from the YouTube and social media star
  5. A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin (Viking £9.99) Revealing memoir from the leading biographer and journalist
  6. The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser (Orion £6.98) Memoir from the young quadriplegic motivational speaker
  7. Feel Good 101 by Emma Blackery (Sphere £7.99) YouTube’s most outspoken woman shares her hard-learned life lessons
  8. The Gift of Anger by Arun Gandhi (M Joseph £9.99) Philosopher and peace activist explores the path from anger to peace
  9. I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell (Headline £9.49) Memoir about the author’s many near-death experiences
  10. Roger Moore: A Bientôt… by Roger Moore (Michael O’Mara £6.98) English actor reflects on his life; published posthumously

Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words by Andrew Morton (Michael O’Mara 2017; £ 5.99

Brand New Me by Charlotte Crosby (Headline £16.99) Autobiography from the Celebrity Big Brother and Geordie Shore star

Sidemen: The Book by The Sidemen (Hodder & Stoughton 2016; £ 12.98) YouTube superstars dish the dirt and reveal how their online success started

The Maddie Diaries by Maddie Ziegler (Simon & Schuster £12.99) Coming-of-age memoir from the dancer, actress and model

The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray (Bloomsbury £18.99) Profile of a continent and a culture caught in self-destruct mode

GENERAL paperbacks

  1. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (Simon & Schuster £5.99) Memoir by one of the world’s biggest musicians
  2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Vintage £5.49) A history of humankind and our cognitive development
  3. Cruel to Be Kind by Cathy Glass (Harper Element £4.99) The story of a six-year-old foster child with a troubled past
  4. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari (Vintage £5.49) An examination of our future and the challenges we face
  5. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (Wm Collins £5.99) Explores the complex life, death and regeneration of trees and forests
  6. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (Elliott & Thompson £6.99) Ten maps that tell you all you need to know about geopolitics
  7. Dunkirk by Joshua Levine (Wm Collins £3.99) The story of the evacuation of more than 300,000 allied troops
  8. Please, Let Me Go by Caitlin Spencer (John Blake £5.99) The true story of a teenage girl’s life in the hands of sex traffickers
  9. SAS: Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre (Viking £4.99) Authorised wartime history of Britain’s celebrated military organisation
  10. The Innocent Man by John Grisham (Arrow £4.99) The story of a man sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit


Confessions of a Sociopath by ME Thomas (Pan Macmillan 2013; £ 8.99) Insight into the life of a self-confessed high-functioning sociopath

The Innocent Man by John Grisham (Arrow £8.99) The story of a man sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit

Keeping My Sisters’ Secrets by Beezy Marsh (Pan £7.99) Follows three sisters born into poverty and their fight for survival

Soldier Spy by Tom Marcus (Penguin £7.99) An insight into fighting terror on our streets by an ex-MI5 officer

The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrère (Vintage £8.99) A true story of one man, five murders and 18 years of lies

FICTION hardbacks

  1. A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré (Viking £9.99) A retired intelligence officer is summoned to London to answer for his past
  2. The Tiger’s Prey by Wilbur Smith & Tom Harper (HarperCollins £9.99) Francis Courtney’s journey of intrigue and family betrayal
  3. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (MacLehose £8.99) A girl seeks truth in the continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series
  4. The Break by Marian Keyes (M Joseph £9.99) Will a couple be the same after a six-month break from their marriage?
  5. The Right Time by Danielle Steel (Macmillan £15.98) A double life threatens to isolate a writer with a complicated past
  6. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory (Simon & Schuster £9.98) Story of Lady Jane Grey and the division and betrayal of her family
  7. The Seagull by Ann Cleeves (Macmillan £14.99) Detective Vera Stanhope opens a cold case close to home
  8. Good Friday by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre £18.99) Jane Tennison is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead
  9. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday £7.99) Psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train
  10. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins £7.99) One act of kindness will change a lonely woman’s life forever


How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Canongate Books 2017; £ 10.39) Follows the life of a man with a rare aging condition

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (Century £12.99) Can a woman uncover the truth behind her daughter’s disappearance?

Warlord by Chris Ryan (Hodder & Stoughton 2017; £ 12.98) The SAS take on the narcos in the fifth book in the Danny Black series

Hiding in Plain Sight by Susan Lewis (Random House 2017; £ 7.99) An ex-detective’s world is about to be shattered by a 30-year-old case

Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson (Hodder & Stoughton 2017; £ 9.98) DCI Banks investigates a mass murder in a small Dales church

The Last Secret of the Deverills by Santa Montefiore (Simon & Schuster £7.99) A new generation is waiting in the third book in the Deverill Chronicles


FICTION paperbacks

  1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Harper £4.99) Love triangle involving a single mother, a married man and his troubled wife
  2. It by Stephen King (Hodder £5.99) Something lurking in the drains takes the shape of nightmares
  3. Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop (Headline £4.99) A man’s time in Greece, told through postcards sent to the wrong woman
  4. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Corgi £4.99) A six-month-old baby vanishes during a neighbours’ dinner party
  5. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (Black Swan £4.99) Will Katie have revenge or redemption after her boss visits?
  6. The Betrayals by Fiona Neill (Penguin £7.99) A family must confront a crisis arising from a single letter
  7. Pirate by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell (Penguin £7.99) A treasure-hunting couple face their most dangerous adventure yet
  8. The Whistler by John Grisham (Hodder £7.99) A young investigator clashes with a judge involved in organised crime
  9. The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley (Pan £7.99) Follows a family’s fortunes during a summer in Cyprus
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Vintage £8.99) Story of a handmaid’s trials and tribulations in a dystopian world


You Said Forever by Susan Lewis (Random House 2017; £ 4.99)  The final book in the No Child of Mine trilogy

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (Random House 2017; £ 4.99) A woman’s struggle in an abusive marriage in 18th-century Bristol

Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri (Simon & Schuster UK 2017; £ 3.98) Deputy Caselli gets special help searching for a missing child



  1. The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson (Scholastic £12.99) A picture book following Africa’s ugliest safari animals
  2. Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson (Alison Green £6.99) The doctors fly to patients’ aid with their trusty “air ambulance”
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany (Sphere £7.99) The script of the eighth Potter story
  4. Birthday Boy by David Baddiel (HarperCollins £12.99) Not everything goes to plan when a boy wishes every day was his birthday
  5. The World’s Worst Children 2 by David Walliams (HarperCollins £14.99) Ten more stories about truly terrible children


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Penguin £7.99) A boy receives cassette tapes from a girl who committed suicide

Kid Normal by Greg James & Chris Smith (Bloomsbury £6.99) A seemingly normal boy is enrolled in a school for superheroes



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