Which came first the bestselling book or the bestselling movie?
SEBASTOPOL (December 22, 2014) – The old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, is one that can be reprised for bestselling books. The bestselling book may have come first but the making of a movie based on the book has ensured six books a spot in the top 10 in Copperfield’s Bestselling Books of 2014 list. Those books include The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (#2), Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (#3), Maze Runner by James Dashner (#5), Divergent (#8), and Insurgent (#9), both by Veronica Roth and Wild (#10). The top Copperfield’s Books seller for 2014 was Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Golden Book, a gift book by Diane Muldrow that sold nearly a thousand copies by reprising the lessons of the Golden Book series for the generation that grew up on them. The #3 bestseller was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Distant Neighbors by Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder took the #6 spot due to Copperfield’s well attended event with the authors in June 2014. Word-of-mouth favorite, Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown took the #7 spot.