Amazon has revealed its list of its best selling books of 2016, and it's an eclectic group of both fiction and non-fiction.
Even as technology progresses further and further, there's nothing quite like curling up with a good book. Whether it transfers you to a whole new world or helps to improve your life, books can be a magical and transformative experience. And these are the books that proved most popular with Amazon users in 2016:
5. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
The oldest book in the top 5, Oh, the Places You'll Go! is nonetheless one of the most meaningful works in print today. The book, published in 1990, is now thought of as the perfect gift for a young person going through transitions and milestones in their life. Oh, the Places You'll Go! encourages its readers to reach new heights and also addresses how to deal with those unwanted lows, offering a profound message on life itself.
4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been a very popular read since it was published in 2014, giving millions all over the world some advice on organizing one's home. One of Kondo's key messages is to only keep the items that bring you joy, while throwing out what sparks no passion.
3. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
Priddy's First 100 Words board book has become a staple for parents hoping to teach their young children new words. The book, published in 2011, comes with bright, colorful pictures to help guide little ones and their expanding minds.
2. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Rath and Gallup have been helping the public reach their untapped potential for over a decade now, and StrengthsFinder 2.0 continues to fly off the bookshelves. Filled with strategizes for finding your strengths and weaknesses, the book allows you to realize exactly what you should be doing with your life.
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
The days of Harry Potter books topping best-seller lists have returned, with Rowling, Tiffany and Throne's script for their Cursed Child play charting as the no. 1 book of the year. The play picks up 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Harry juggling life as a Ministry of Magic employee and the father of three kids.