The New York Times has 20 lists of best sellers ranging from nonfiction, fiction, hard cover fiction, e-book fiction, e-book nonfiction --even Manga (Japanese comic books). http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html
But nothing gives the pulse of America like Amazon’s top selling list of 2012. This year is the year of erotic literature, according to Amazon’s list.
Here are the top 8 best selling books on Amazon:
1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E.L. James
2. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E. L. James
3. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E. L. James
4. The Hunger Games (Book 1), Suzanne Collins
5. StrengthsFinder 20.9, Tom Rath
6. Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-volume Boxed Set, E. L. James
7. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2), Suzanne Collins
8. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
Top 5 Songs of 2012
One Direction is surely on some Top 5 music list somewhere in the world but it’s questionable, for some, whether the boy band deserves to be on any list.
Meanwhile, boy band rival The Wanted had one of the best songs of 2012 with “Glad You Came,” according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
Rolling Stone came out with the 50 best songs of 2012 list that features a variety of genres, including one artist who was a YouTube sensation-- Psy, “Gangnam Style.” Keep in mind Justin Bieber made the list, but we can’t all be music critics.
The top 8 songs of the year:
1. Alabama Shakes, “Hold On”
2. Taylor Swift, “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
3. Passion Pit, “Take a Walk”
4. Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You”
5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “Ramada Inn”
7. Bruce Springsteen, "Rocky Ground"
8. Jack White, 'Sixteen Saltines'