This past year has given us the opportunity to take on plenty of hobbies we’d usually not have much time for: puzzles, baking, watching paint dry (quite literally), and of course – reading.
This week, Amazon revealed which ten books had been the most ordered in the UK since lockdown 3.0 began back at the very start of January, so we thought we’d share that list with you.
How many have you read? (spoiler: I’ve read zero… my bad).
1. Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy: 100 Delicious, Slimming Recipes by Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson
What started as an Instagram account to document their fave healthy recipes soon turned into a whopping business with over one million followers along for the ride. This cookbook is the very best, quick and easy meals from chefs Kay and Kate.
2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
This beautifully illustrated book won Waterstone’s Book Of The Year in 2019 and is still going strong. It follows the heart-warming journey of friendship between the characters in the title, and is described as: “A celebration of kindness, compassion and understanding, conveying an essential message for our time”.
3. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
This debut novel from TV favourite Richard Osman has had rave reviews all round (it’s had nearly 50,000 reviews on Amazon). It follows the story of a group of friends who meet up weekly to discuss unsolved crimes, until of course, they end up plunged right into the middle of their first live case and everything truly kicks off.
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This one has to be the most talked about books on social media this past year. It follows the story of a 1969 death in a small town and what follows is a heart-breaking and all-consuming coming of age story. If you love a Celeste Ng novel, this is the one for you.
5. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Don’t recognise this title? You should. It’s the novel that Netflix’s infamous Bridgerton is based on. This is the first book in Julia Quinn’s series, and focuses on all the glorious relationships and unlikely friendships from the Regency-set world.
6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Matt Haig’s latest book is a poignant novel about regret, hope and forgiveness. The novel follows Nora Seed, who is given a second chance to live as if she had done things differently, thanks to the books in the Midnight Library.
7. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Yup, another Bridgerton novel made it onto the list. The second book in the series continues on with the life and frolics lived by the Bridgerton family and their peers in the early nineteenth century.
8. Tap to Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World by Stacey Solomon
After the success of her hacks and ideas over on Instagram stories, Stacey has turned her hand to a book which contains all her tips, hacks and advice on turning your home into a cosy, organised sanctuary.
9.The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
If you adore a thriller novel then you’re probably no stranger to Louise Candlish’s infamous dark and twisty novels. Her latest book is set amongst the River Thames riverboat community, and the mystery truly begins when Kit goes missing – and you were the last one to see him alive.
10. The Glass House by Eve Chase
A Sunday Times Bestseller and a Richard and Judy book club pick – The Glass House is a story which begins with an abandoned baby found in the woods. So far, so sinister and gripping.