The good, the bad and the ugly of 2016 have all been covered, but 2016’s top-selling female fiction was… well, the good, at least according to Women’s Weekly.
With the release of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the annual Women’s Magazine Women of the Year list was released this week, and this year’s list included titles by several female authors that are either very well-received or critically acclaimed.
Here are the 20 best-selling women’s fiction books of 2016:As of press time, The Good has already been sold more than 20 million copies and The Bad is in the Top Ten.
Here’s a list of the 20 most-revered female fiction writers of 2016, which includes some of the best-known names in the genre, along with the titles they’re best known for.
These are the top-ten most-respected female fiction authors of 2016 by the Women’s Week magazine:Shelley B. Johnson, The House on Fire (Amazon)Sarah Waters, A History of Violence: From the Middle Ages to the Present (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (J. K. Rowling Publishing)Jennifer Tilly, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (HarperCollins)Jessica Chastain, The Little Princess (Ace Books)Sophie Smith, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Bantam)Jill Thompson, The Devil Wears Prada (Little, Brown)Lila Rose, The Night Before: A Story of the Women Who Created it (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)Julia Orcutt, The Lady and the Dragon: The Lost Princess (Hodder & Stoughton)Sarah Dessen, The Women Who Made the Book (Harlequin Books)Kelli Carpenter, The New Yorker, Book of the Month (Simon &.
Crowley)Diana Rios, The Big One: A Tale of Two Cities (Knopf)Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO series, season four, book three (HBO)Katherine Dunn, A Woman in the City: Stories of the New York City Underground (Little Brown)Karen Russell, A Beautiful Mind: Stories and Life of the Beat Generation (Penguin)Lily Collins, The First Time, book two (Pantheon)Jessica VanderMeer, Women in Literature: Stories, Art and the New Media (Arista)Elizabeth Gilbert, Black Widow (Harvard University Press)Liza Campbell, The Red and the Black: A Life in the Lush World of the Body Shop (Random House)Kirsten Dunst, The Long and Short of It: Stories from the Heart (RandomHouse)Melissa McCarthy, The Interview: An Interview with the Director of the National Security Agency (Doubleday)Tiffany Haddish, The Black Widow: Stories From the Heart: A Biography of Tasha B. Wells (Harbor)Elizabeth Strickland, The Loves of the Red: Stories about Red and White (Riverhead)Kelsey Grammer, The White Ribbon: Stories in the Life of a Women’s Rights Activist (Hachette)Emily Bazelon, A World in Ruins: Women and the Fight for Equality in Africa (Random)Jodi Picoult, All My Children: Stories About My Kids and Me (Alfred A. Knopf Book Group)Emily St. John Mandel, The Secret Life of Pets: Stories for the Soul (Random house)Kara Zweibel, All About Us: Stories on the Journey to Parenthood (Riverheads)Rita Katz, The Body: Stories by and About People with Disabilities (Simon and Schuster)Kaitlyn Schmitt, The Book Thief: A Collection of Books About the Death Penalty (Random Hill)Amy Berg, The Beautiful Ones: Stories to Love, Grieve and Explore with Children (Simon/Schuster)Linda Roth, The Color of Women: Stories Inspired by Color (Simon)Kathryn E. O’Neill, The Beauty and the Beast: Stories That Shape Our Lives (Little) Brown &.; Simon &., Schulte (Randomhouse)Jennifer Phelan, The Diary of Anne Frank: The Complete Diary of a Diary Keeper (Simon), edited by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Random Press)Sara Gilbert, The Catcher in the Rye: Stories You Didn’t Know You Wanted (Abington Books)Marija Brezina, The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: Stories Made Easy by a Cat and His Mitten (Simon Spotlight)Laura S. Cooper, The Story of an Old House: Stories We Love, But We’re Not