The highest-selling books, according to Amazon

Yes, Normal People makes the list


by Louella Berryman |
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If you're anything like us here at Closer, you'll know that there's nothing quite like the bliss of immersing yourself in a good book. Finding the perfect read can provide some much-needed escapism, which let's face it, is needed sometimes.

Whether you're in the mood for a bit of romance or perhaps a gripping drama, there are so many books out there ready to gratify your every need. It turns out lots of people across the UK have some clear favourites when it comes to the best reads, and Amazon UK{href=''%20target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'} have revealed Britain's top picks.

There are some expected favourites on the list (hello, Normal People) as well as Matt Haig's uplifting page-turner, The Midnight Library.

For those wanting to unleash their inner baker or perhaps adopt some new skills, Jane Dunn's stand-out baking book Jane’s Patisserie: Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats makes an appearance on the list too.

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Amazon's top bestsellers

Normal People by Sally Rooney1 of 10
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Normal People by Sally Rooney

It's no surprise that Normal People cropped up on the best-sellers list. This novel's inclusion in the list may well be down to the successful BBC adaptation of the unconventional Irish love story, but it's clearly a popular read.

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary2 of 10
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The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Who doesn't love a rom-com when they're feeling a bit blue? The Flat Share follows Tiffany and Leon - they're flatmates who share a bed, but have never met. An intriguing love story follows.

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce3 of 10
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Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

If you love an all-engrossing thriller to dig your teeth into, Blood Orange is the perfect lockdown read. The novel follows Alison, the lawyer who has it all, as her life unravels underneath her perfect exterior.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens4 of 10
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

If you're having a bit of Wanderlust this month, you'll love Where The Crawdads Sing. It's a beautiful book about a girl living in isolation in South Carolina and is sure to whisk you away to better times.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy5 of 10
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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

The much-loved artist Charlie Mackesy's illustrations were Insta-famous before he authored this heart-warming book. The tale of friendship and kindness is the perfect antidote to worry, sadness or just a bad day.

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel6 of 10
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The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

Unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, it's pretty likely you'll have hear of Hilary Mantel's historical novels. The latest instalment is the final book in her Tudor trilogy, perfect for getting lost in another world.

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay7 of 10
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Adam Kay's best-selling memoir has been hanging out on best-seller lists since it was published in 2017. It's hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure, and garners a whole load of extra respect for amazing NHS doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig8 of 10
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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The ultimate thought-provoking read, The Midnight Library follows the story of Nora who is transported to a library and given the unique opportunity to undo any regrets in her life. With the chance to see where other paths may have led her, this fascinating read will ask the biggest question, what is the best way to live?

Janeu2019s Patisserie: Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats9 of 10
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Jane’s Patisserie: Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats

If you're keen to unleash your inner baker, this stand-out book is a must-have. Social media sensation, Jane Dunn's debut book showcases 100 mouth-watering bakes, from gooey cookies and instagrammable drip cakes, to fluffy cupcakes.

Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King10 of 10
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Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King

Get ready to give your lifestyle a complete overhaul with this motivational read. Good Vibes, Good Life sees Instagram visionary Vex King share advice and wisdom on practising self-care, prioritising wellbeing as well as tips on mindfulness and meditation.

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If you've been stuck for inspiration on what books to reach for to accompany a quiet afternoon or perhaps a relaxing evening, don't worry. There are so many amazing books out there ready for you to dive into, whatever your prefered genre is.

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