50 shades of surprises: Amazon reveals its top-selling books of 2012…can you guess what they are?

50 shades of surprises: Amazon reveals its top-selling books of 2012…can you guess what they are?

Online retail giant Amazon has announced its top 10 best-selling books of 2012, counting both print and Kindle sales. And in what will hardly be the biggest surprise of the year, “Fifty Shades Freed” takes top spot.

“Fifty Shades Freed” is the third book of E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. The full trilogy as a set takes the third spot in the list of Amazon’s best-selling titles.

Apart from top 10 best-selling books overall, Amazon has compiled a list of the most popular titles for teens and kids, where the lead is taken by “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan.

The best-selling book from 2011, Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, didn’t make the chart this time.

Take a look at the lists — one of these books may be a good Christmas present for your loved ones.

The top 10 best-selling books

1. “Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy” by E. L. James

2. “Gone Girl: A Novel” by Gillian Flynn

3. “Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-volume Boxed Set” by E. L. James

4. “Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel” by Sylvia Day

5. “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by Mark Owen

6. “The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire)” by Jennifer Probst

7. “Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel” by Sylvia Day

8. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham

9. “Defending Jacob: A Novel” by William Landay

10. “The Innocent” by David Baldacci

The top 10 best-selling Kids & Teens books

1. “The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)” by Rick Riordan

2. “The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)” by Jeff Kinney

3. “Insurgent (Divergent)” by Veronica Roth

4. “The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book 3)” by Rick Riordan

5. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

6. “City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments)” by Cassandra Clare

7. “While it Lasts” by Abbi Glines

8. “The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, Book 3)” by Pittacus Lore

9. “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio

10. “Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure (Book 8)” by James Patterson

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