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Amazon Says These 20 Books Are The Ones Everyone Wants To Read

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If you're having trouble choosing the perfect gift for that avid reader in your life, Amazon has a few suggestions.

They've provided helpful lists of both the bestselling books and best-reviewed books in their online store. Every one they've highlighted is a great read, but we've picked out 10 highlights from both lists.

Amazon's Bestselling Fiction Books

1. Fifty Shades of Grey

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Audiences fell in love with Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's troubled love story as a book, before it was adapted into a Hollywood film starring Dakota Johnson. If they haven't already read this, they're sure to love it.

2. The Hunger Games

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While it's considered a "young adult" novel, readers of all ages were thrilled by Katniss Everdeen's fight to survive in this science fiction story. The teenager is forced to compete in The Hunger Games, where teenage gladiators fight to the death on live TV.

3. Catching Fire

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In the second Hunger Games book, Katniss is forced to compete in another life or death competition as she's drawn deeper into the heart of the Capitol's evil plans.

4. Fifty Shades Darker

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Anastasia and Christian return in this sequel to the global bestseller, which reveals more about the troubled billionaire's inner demons.

5. Mockingjay

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The action-packed conclusion to the Hunger Games series sees former enemies uniting in a rebellion to overthrow the Capitol, but Katniss and Peeta's relationship is tested by their latest trial.

6. Gone Girl

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If you love true crime shows like Dateline, you'll get a kick out of this edgy thriller by Gillian Flynn, which begins with a housewife's mysterious disappearance.

7. Fifty Shades Freed

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The long-awaited conclusion to the Fifty Shades series asks "What happens after happily ever after." Unsurprisingly, the answer threatens to drive Anastasia and Christian apart once and for all.

8. The Help

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The lives of three women living in Mississippi in the 1960s intersect in this heartfelt, funny and important novel about life in the midst of the Civil Rights movement.

9. Unbroken

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From the author of Seabiscuit, this book tells the true story of the life of Louis Zamperini, who became an Olympic athlete, served in World War 2, survived a plane crash and served time in a Japanese POW camp. Perfect for the history buff on your list.

10. The Fault In Our Stars

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John Green's latest book - Turtles All The Way Down - is set to become another massive hit, so it's worth revisiting his most popular work. The love story of two teenagers with cancer is guaranteed to make you cry before you reach the final chapter.

If you're looking for something off the beaten path, try one of the online store's Best-Reviewed books on the next page.

Best-Reviewed Books

1. The Girl on the Train

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This bestselling mystery novel slowly unravels as the protagonist Rachel realizes she's witnessed a murder...or at least she thinks she did. Gripping until the very last page.

2. Divergent

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In a world where people are grouped into classes based on their strongest virtue, it will take a Divergent like Beatrice Prior to shake things up. Veronica Roth's science fiction series has developed its own massive following and inspired a series of Hollywood movies.

3. The Nightingale

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Set in World War 2, this novel follows French sisters Vianne and Isabelle as their lives are changed by the war around them.

4. Outlander

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Diana Gabaldon's time-traveling love story set in the 18th century has become an eight-book franchise, with its own spin-off series, comic books, a stage musical and a TV series. Discover why readers around the world have been swept off their feet by Jamie and Claire's love story.

5. The Martian

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Andy Weir's tale of an astronaut stranded on the red planet after a failed mission is full of hard science, but it's also a thrilling and surprisingly funny survival story.

6. All the Light We Cannot See

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During World War 2, a blind French girl and a German boy cross paths in an gripping adventure involving a priceless jewel.

7. The Goldfinch

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When 13-year-old  New Yorker Theo Decker survives an accident that kills his mother, he's sent to live with a wealthy family friend. There, he becomes caught up in the underworld of stolen art and a plot that could put his life in danger.

8. Inferno

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Professor Robert Langdon, from The Da Vinci Code, returns in this story that sees him deciphering Italian art in a race against time to prevent a plague from being unleashed on the world.

9. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

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Discover why generations of fantasy fans have fallen in love with this series with the collection of all four books. Join Bilbo, Frodo, Aragorn, and the rest of the Fellowship on a magical adventure.

10. The Boys in the Boat

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During the Great Depression, nine working-class American athletes stunned the world at the Berlin Olympics. This book tells the stunning true story with inspiration from the athletes' own journals and memories.

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