Bestseller Awards

Revealed at the Specsavers Bestseller Awards ceremony on 25th January, the following titles were awarded Platinum (1,000,000 copies), Gold (500,000) and Silver (250,000) award status for UK book sales in the 21st century. New Honorary Platinum Awards honouring authors whose collective titles have achieved similar success in the same period were awarded to Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz and Martina Cole. We have collated a list of the most recent bestsellers.

1 Bestseller


Awful Auntie

By David Walliams

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: HarperCollins

1 Bestseller


Before I Go To Sleep

By S J Watson

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN

1 Bestseller


Billionaire Boy

By David Walliams

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2010

UK publisher: HarperCollins

1 Bestseller


Demon Dentist

By David Walliams

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: HaperCollins

1 Bestseller


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

By Jeff Kinney

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2008

UK publisher: Puffin/ PRH

1 Bestseller


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules

By Jeff Kinney

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2008

UK publisher: Puffin/ PRH

1 Bestseller


Grandpa’s Great Escape

By David Walliams

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: HarperCollins

1 Bestseller


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)

By J.K. Rowling

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Bloomsbury

1 Bestseller


Killing Floor: Jack Reacher

By Lee Child

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 1997

UK publisher: Transworld Group

1 Bestseller


Lean In 15

By Joe Wicks

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - BLUEBIRD

1 Bestseller


Lean in 15 – The Shape Plan

By Joe Wicks

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - BLUEBIRD

1 Bestseller


Matilda

By Roald Dahl

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 1998

UK publisher: Penguin Books

1 Bestseller


Me Before You

By Jojo Moyes

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

1 Bestseller


Monkey Puzzle

By Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2000

UK publisher: Scholastic

1 Bestseller


Mr Stink

By David Walliams

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2009

UK publisher: HaperCollins

1 Bestseller


My Autobiography

By Sir Alex Ferguson

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

1 Bestseller


PS I Love You

By Cecelia Ahern

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2004

UK publisher: HarperCollins

1 Bestseller


Stick Man

By Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2008

UK publisher: Scholastic

1 Bestseller


The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 1925

UK publisher: Penguin

1 Bestseller


The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight

By Dave Myers & Si King

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: Orion

1 Bestseller


The Twits

By Roald Dahl

Platinum Bestseller

Published: 1980

UK publisher: Penguin Books

2 Bestseller


5 Ingredients

By Jamie Oliver

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Michael Joseph

2 Bestseller


A Feast for Crows

By George R.R. Martin

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER VOYAGER

2 Bestseller


A Walk In The Woods

By Bill Bryson

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN

Author image credit: Sam Bryson

2 Bestseller


After You

By Jojo Moyes

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Penguin Group - PENGUIN

2 Bestseller


Bad Dad

By David Walliams

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: HarperCollins

2 Bestseller


Behind Closed Doors

By B A Paris

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HQ

2 Bestseller


Dead Famous

By Ben Elton

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2002

UK publisher: Simon & Schuster

2 Bestseller


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

By Jeff Kinney

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Puffin- PRH

Author image credit: Jonathan Beckerman

2 Bestseller


Faceless

By Martina Cole

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2010

UK publisher: Headline Group - HEADLINE

Author image credit: Charlotte Murphy

2 Bestseller


Faces

By Martina Cole

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2008

UK publisher: Headline Group - HEADLINE

Author image credit: Charlotte Murphy

2 Bestseller


Girl Online

By Zoe Sugg

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - PENGUIN

2 Bestseller


Go Set a Watchman

By Harper Lee

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Penguin Group - WILLIAM HEINEMANN

2 Bestseller


Handmaid’s Life

By Margaret Atwood

Gold Bestseller

Published: 1985

UK publisher: Penguin Random House

2 Bestseller


How It Works: The Husband

By Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Author image credit: Idil Sukan

2 Bestseller


How To Be a Woman

By Caitlin Moran

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: Penguin Group - EBURY

2 Bestseller


I Let You Go

By Clare Mackintosh

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Little, Brown Book Group - SPHERE

Author image credit: Charlie Hopkinson

2 Bestseller


I Let You Go

By Clare MacIntosh

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Random House

2 Bestseller


Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan

By Joe Wicks

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - BLUEBIRD

2 Bestseller


Make Me

By Lee Child

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BANTAM

Author image credit: Sigrid Estrada

2 Bestseller


Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom

By Millie Marotta

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: Pavilion Books - BATSFORD

Author image credit: Gareth Davies Photography

2 Bestseller


Origin

By Dan Brown

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Transworld

2 Bestseller


Personal

By Lee Child

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BANTAM

Author image credit: Sigrid Estrada

2 Bestseller


Revenge

By Martina Cole

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: Headline Group - HEADLINE

Author image credit: Charlotte Murphy

2 Bestseller


Sapiens

By Yuval Noah Harari

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2011

UK publisher: Harper & Brothers

2 Bestseller


Shakespeare

By Bill Bryson

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - WILLIAM COLLINS

Author image credit: Sam Bryson

2 Bestseller


Superworm

By Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Scholastic - ALISON GREEN BOOKS

Author image credit: Julia Donaldson pic: Alex Rumford, Axel Scheffler pic: Liam Jackson

2 Bestseller


Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox’s Socks

By Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2001

UK publisher: MacMillan Children's Books

2 Bestseller


The Business

By Martina Cole

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2009

UK publisher: Headline Group - HEADLINE

Author image credit: Charlotte Murphy

2 Bestseller


The Chimp Paradox

By Professor Steve Peters

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: Penguin Group - VERMILION

2 Bestseller


The Couple Next Door

By Shari Lapena

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Penguin Books

2 Bestseller


The Highway Rat

By Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Scholastic - ALISON GREEN BOOKS

Author image credit: Julia Donaldson pic: Alex Rumford, Axel Scheffler pic: Liam Jackson

2 Bestseller


The Martian

By Andy Weir

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: The Crown Publishing Group

2 Bestseller


The Midnight Gang

By David Walliams

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS

2 Bestseller


The Miniaturist

By Jessie Burton

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: HarperCollins

2 Bestseller


The Muse

By Jessie Burton

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: HarperCollins

2 Bestseller


The Road to Little Dribbling

By Bill Bryson

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN

Author image credit: Sam Bryson

2 Bestseller


The Visitor

By Lee Child

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2011

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BANTAM

Author image credit: Sigrid Estrada

2 Bestseller


The World’s Worst Children

By David Walliams

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS

2 Bestseller


What the Ladybird Heard

By Jula Donaldson & Lydia Monks

Gold Bestseller

Published: 2009

UK publisher: MacMillan Children's Books

3 Bestseller


A God in Ruins

By Kate Atkinson

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN

3 Bestseller


A Tiny Bit Lucky: Tom Gates

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published:

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


After You’d Gone

By Maggie O'Farrell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2001

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: HarperCollins - FOURTH ESTATE

3 Bestseller


Apple Tree Yard

By Louise Doughty

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Faber & Faber

3 Bestseller


Cartes Postales from Greece

By Victoria Hislop

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Headline Publishing

3 Bestseller


Christmasaurus

By Tom Fletcher

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Red Fox Picture Books

3 Bestseller


Conclave

By Robert Harris

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Hutchinson

3 Bestseller


Darker

By E L James

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Penguin Random House

3 Bestseller


Deliciously Ella

By Ella Woodward

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Group - YELLOW KITE

Author image credit: Sophia Spring

3 Bestseller


Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down

By Jeff Kinney

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Penguin Group - PUFFIN

3 Bestseller


Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

By Jill Mansell

Silver Bestseller

Published:

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Little, Brown Book Group - LITTLE, BROWN

3 Bestseller


Five on Brexit Island

By Bruno Vincent

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Quercus Group - QUERCUS

Author image credit: Benjamin Brook

3 Bestseller


Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead

By Guy Martin

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - VIRGIN BOOKS

3 Bestseller


Hello, is this planet Earth?

By Tim Peake

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Penguin Group - CENTURY

3 Bestseller


Homo Deus

By Yuval Noah Harari

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Harper & Brothers

3 Bestseller


How It Works: The Mum

By Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Author image credit: Idil Sukan

3 Bestseller


How it Works: The Wife

By Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Author image credit: Idil Sukan

3 Bestseller


I See You

By Clare MacIntosh

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Penguin Random House

3 Bestseller


Instructions for a Heatwave

By Maggie O'Farrell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


Into the Water

By Paula Hawkins

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Transworld

3 Bestseller


La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

By Phillip Pullman

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Penguin Random House

3 Bestseller


Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites

By Mary Berry

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Random House Group - BBC BOOKS

3 Bestseller


Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland

By Millie Marotta

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Pavilion Books - BATSFORD

Author image credit: Gareth Davies Photography

3 Bestseller


My Not so Perfect Life

By Sophie Kinsella

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Bantam Press

3 Bestseller


Night School

By Lee Child

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Bantam Press

3 Bestseller


One Moment, One Morning

By Sarah Rayner

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2010

UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - PICADOR

3 Bestseller


Payback

By Kimberley Chambers

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: HarperCollins

3 Bestseller


Plenty

By Yotam Ottolenghi

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2010

UK publisher: Penguin Group - EBURY

3 Bestseller


Prisoners of Geography

By Tim Marshall

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Simon & Schuster

3 Bestseller


Rumour Has It

By Jill Mansell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2009

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

3 Bestseller


The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

By Dr. Michael Mosley

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Short Book

Author image credit: Romas Foord

3 Bestseller


The Accident

By C. L. Taylor

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: Avon UK

3 Bestseller


The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


The Churchill Factor

By Johnson

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2014

UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Author image credit: Boris Johnso

3 Bestseller


The Dinosaur that Pooped a Plane

By Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Red Fox Picture Books

3 Bestseller


The Essex Serpent

By Sarah Perry

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Serpent's Tail

3 Bestseller


The Establishment

By Owen Jones

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - PENGUIN

3 Bestseller


The Hand that First Held Mine

By Maggie O'Farrell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2010

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


The Keeper of Lost Things

By Ruth Hogan

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: HarperCollins

3 Bestseller


The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

By Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Author image credit: Idil Sukan

3 Bestseller


The Ladybird Book of the Hangover

By Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Author image credit: Idil Sukan

3 Bestseller


The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis

By Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Author image credit: Idil Sukan

3 Bestseller


The Lie

By C.L. Taylor

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Avon UK

3 Bestseller


The One You Really Want

By Jill Mansell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


The Scarecrows’ Wedding

By Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Scholastic

Author image credit: Julia Donaldson pic: Alex Rumford, Axel Scheffler pic: Liam Jackson

3 Bestseller


The Tea Planter’s Wife

By Dinah Jefferies

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - PENGUIN

3 Bestseller


The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

By Joanna Cannon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: HarperCollins

3 Bestseller


The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

By Maggien O'Farrell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2006

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

3 Bestseller


The Whistler

By John Grisham

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Doubleday

3 Bestseller


The World’s Worst Children 2

By David Walliams

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2017

UK publisher: Harper Collins Children's

3 Bestseller


Three Sisters, Three Queens

By Phillipa Gregory

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Simon & Schuster

3 Bestseller


Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2013

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


Tom Gates: Everthing’s Amazing (Sort Of)

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2011

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly)

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2012

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


Top of the Class (Nearly): Tom Gates

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Scholastic

3 Bestseller


Yes! No (Maybe…): Tom Gates

By Liz Pichon

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Silver

3 Bestseller


You and Me Always

By Jill Mansell

Silver Bestseller

Published: 2015

UK publisher: Headline Publishing Group

5 Bestseller


The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

Triple Platinum Bestseller

Published: 2016

UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN