HT-Nielsen Top 10 list: Amish’s Sita, Durjoy Datta’s The Boy Who Loved rule fiction

Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.

Given that Amish’s Scion of Ikshvaku (2015), The Immortals of Meluha (2010) and The Secret of the Nagas (2011) are still on the best-selling fiction list, it is hardly surprising that his latest novel Sita – Warrior of Mithila has not budged from the number one spot since its release in May.

Durjoy Datta’s The Boy Who Loved is at number two, followed by Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness that made it to the 2017 Man Booker Longlist announced earlier this week. Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl has risen to number four from the sixth spot last week.

Top – 10 Fiction Titles
    • Sita: The Warrior of Mithila, Amish Tripathi
    • The Boy Who Loved, Durjoy Datta
    • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy
    • One Indian Girl, Chetan Bhagat
    • Scion of Ikshvaku, Amish Tripathi
    • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
    • The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathi
    • In The Name of God, Ravi Subramanian
    • The Rise of Sivagami, Baahubali: Before the Beginning,Anand Neelakantan
  • The Secret of the Nagas, Amish Tripathi
Top-10 Non-Fiction Trade Titles
    • Pregnancy Notes: Before, During and After, Rujuta Diwekar
    • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Dr Joseph Murphy
    • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
    • Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, Sadhguru
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
    • Six Secrets Smart Students Don’t Tell You, Chandan Deshmukh
    • Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert T Kiyosaki
    • Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, Yuval Noah Harari
    • Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, Rujuta Diwekar
    • The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

In the nonfiction category, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s guide to what to expect when you’re expecting, Pregnancy Notes has taken the top spot, followed by Dr Joseph Murphy’s The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. Sadhguru’s Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy stays put at number four, followed by Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Top-5 Children, Young Adult & Educational Titles- International Publisher
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, Jeff Kinney
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling
  • Grandma’s Bag of Stories, Sudha Murty
  • Peppa Pig: Little Library
Top-5 Children, Young Adult & Educational Titles- Indian Publisher
  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Timeless Tales from Panchatantra
  • Great Stories for Children, Ruskin Bond
  • The Blue Umbrella, Ruskin Bond
  • Tinkle Digest No 24

Harry Potter continues to rule in the list of best-selling children’s books by international publishers, with Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down making a comeback to the list and bagging the second spot. Ruskin Bond’s Great Stories for Children is a new entrant in the Indian publishing category.