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Bestselling Books of 2017

2017 has been a fantastic year for us at Book People, and we hope you've had a wonderful year too. We've sold many amazing books and collections this year and now you can take a look at our bestsellers. We've split them into bestselling children's and bestselling adult's books so you can have a browse of which books and collections you or your kids missed out on this year and what you need to add to your reading lists for next year.

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Children's Books

1. Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books

  • £24.99
  • RRP £98.85
  • Save £73.86

Roald Dahl

Experience all of Roald Dahl's classic children's stories in one collection. With 15 books for your kids to enjoy and a fun slipcase designed by Quentin Blake, this collection needs to take pride of place on your bookshelf.


2. Julia Donaldson Collection -10 books

  • £12.99
  • RRP £69.90
  • Save £56.91

Julia Donaldson

This collection of 10 Julia Donaldson picture books features her most famous stories, including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, as well as some of her lesser well-known titles. Julia is known for her incredibly popular children's books so it's not at all surprising her collection has been one of our bestsellers this year.


3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 10 books

Jeff Kinney

Get the first 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books in one slipcase collection for your young bookworms. Greg's embarrassing life makes for hilarious reading and is perfect for children aged 9 years +. Filled with funny situations and amusing doodles, this collection is not to be missed.

  • £11.99
  • RRP £69.90
  • Save £57.91

4. Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 1-3 - 33 books

  • £19.99
  • RRP £163.67
  • Save £143.68

This huge 33 book collection for readers aged 3 years + covers reading levels 1-3 and is guaranteed to get your kids loving reading. With 32 fun stories to get through with Biff, Chip and Kipper and a parents' handbook with advice on how to make reading fun, this collection is a must for every family. 

5. Shakespeare Story Collection - 16 Books

  • £10.99
  • RRP £79.84
  • Save £68.85

Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross

Get your bookworms into the Bard with this collection of 16 of his most famous plays retold and illustrated for children. Included are the tragedies, such as Hamlet and King Lear, the comedies such as Twelfth Night and As You Like It and the history plays such as Henry V and Richard III. Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross have really made Shakespeare accessible for all.


Adult Books

1. 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

  • £11.99
  • RRP £26.00
  • Save £14.01

Jamie Oliver

This book of 130 recipes from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is focused on helping you make quick and easy meals that won't take longer than half an hour to prepare. With a great variety of dishes covered and all only requiring 5 ingredients (so not likely to break the bank either) it's no wonder this cookbook has been so popular this year.


2. Blue Planet II

  • £11.99
  • RRP £25.00
  • Save £13.01

James Honeyborne

Blue Planet II has been one of the most popular TV shows of 2017 so it's hardly a surprise that this tie-in has been one of our bestsellers. Filled with stunning photography and insights into the equipment used to make the show, this book is an ideal gift for fans of David Attenborough's TV phenomenon.


3. Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018

  • £4.99
  • RRP £12.99
  • Save £8.00

Alison Maloney

This beautiful annual is the perfect partner to the BBC hit show. Inside its pages you'll find behind-the-scenes gossip and interviews and information about all of 2017's Strictly stars, including this year's winner, Joe McFadden.


4. The Last Tudor

  • £4.99
  • RRP £18.99
  • Save £14.00

Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory has a reputation for writing brilliant historical fiction and 2017's The Last Tudor is no exception. Taking on the sorrowful story of Lady Jane Grey and her ties with her sisters, Katherine and Mary, this book sheds a light on the often overlooked tale of the Nine Day Queen and her family.


5. Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 books

  • £24.89
  • RRP £98.95
  • Save £74.06

This year's biggest selling collection of adult books was our Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist set. Featuring all 6 of these terrific books, including this year's winner, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, this set brings together the best literary fiction this year has to offer on various important topics and themes.


If you are missing any of these from your collection don't forget to grab yourself a copy, and if any you like the look of are out of stock, just click 'Notify Me' to be alerted when we have them back in. Let's see what exciting new books and collections will be heading our way in 2018. Happy New Year!