Harry Potter tops Amazon’s best-selling books of 2016
It seems like readers are still enthralled by the magic of Harry Potter.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child topped Amazon’s list of best-selling books of 2016, the company announcedWednesday. The play script—penned by Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorn and John Tiffany—begins 19 years after the original series ends, following Harry and his son Albus as a series of dark events unfold.
Harry Potter, however, topped both the list for most gifted and most wished books of the year. Additionally, it was the best-selling book in the overall and kids & teens categories.
“The power of Potter is still strong, and readers of all ages can’t get enough of Hogwarts,” Chris Schluep, Amazon’s senior book editor, said in a statement. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the most anticipated book of the year, breaking pre-order records months before its release.”