Have you ever gone to Google and typed in something like “Best Books of All-time?” and then scrolled through various lists to see what you’ve read, and what you should add to your To Be Read (TBR)?
I’ll confess. I do this quite a bit.
Sometimes I’ll get real specific and start searching for things like:
- Best Fantasy Series Ever
- Best Court Drama Books
- Best Books About Wolves
- And so on…
Admit it. You do this to, don’t you?
If you’re not reading a series, one of your favorite authors doesn’t have new book out, or you don’t have a good book recommendation then the best place to start is the most popular books.
Be warned, I spent hours looking through some of the following lists…
The most popular eBooks of all-time
Just last week I was looking for a new book, so naturally I headed over to Amazon to take a look at the best seller list.
There were a lot of books on the list I’d never heard of so I started looking at author names, number of reviews, how many stars a review averaged, and so on.
The problem was the Kindle Best Seller list doesn’t have any sorting or filtering features. Having dabbled quite a bit in web design I knew this feature had to exist. So, I did what anyone else would do in my situation. I just started clicking things!
The most popular eBooks sorted by average customer review
If I’m being completely honest I have no idea how I found this page. Luckily I saved the links because when I tried to replicate how I arrived here, I couldn’t.
Anyways…here is a list of every Kindle book sorted by the highest average customer reviews:
This is cool, but this isn’t what I wanted. So, I played around a little more.
The most popular eBooks sorted by review count rank
This has got to be the best kept secret on Amazon.
If you look closely at the URL in the link above you’ll notice this nifty little sort function at the end:
See how it says: “sort=review-rank”
Well, what I really wanted to sort by was the actual number of reviews, so I could see which books were the most popular ever.
Not knowing exactly what the name of the sort would be (or honestly if it existed), I started typing in random sorts.
99.9% of them didn’t work.
But then one of them did. Take a look at the image below.
Notice on the right side how the books are in descending order of review numbers?
This is exactly what I wanted.
So, without further ado, I give to you a link to the most popular kindle books of all-time!
Having a little more fun
As I mentioned above I spent several hours looking through these different sorted lists.
I thought I had already found the best links above, but then I sorted by publication date. And it turns out there are eBooks that you can buy 1000 years from now!
Don’t believe me? Check out the dates on the far right below:
Yes, you read that correctly. In a 1000 years some of the following books will be published. If you’re feeling really lucky though, you could go ahead and pre-order now!
So that’s it. Perhaps the most amazing links I’ve ever found related to books. I imagine some of you had found the “average review rating” and “publication date” sort, but I would be shocked if someone else knew you could sort by “review count.”
If you happen to have any other awesome book list links, feel free to share them in the comments below.