Recently, Amazon China, one of the largest online booksellers, unveiled the bestselling books in China for the first half of 2017 on Tuesday, disclosing Chinese people's reading habits.
Japanese author Keigo Higashino's Miracles of the Namiya General Store topped the list of the most popular paper books, followed by late Chinese writer Yang Jiang's We Three and Israeli historian Yuval Noah's Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.
In the list of paid eBooks on Kindle, the top three places were taken by Chinese writer Zhou Meisen's In the Name of the People, Keigo Higashino's Miracles of the Namiya General Store and Fall of Giants – book one of British author Ken Follett's historical Century Trilogy. Amazon has also released a ranking of Chinese cities where people read most. Hefei and Zhengzhou occupy the first and second spot respectively for the second straight year.
Do you know what are teachers and students from Southeast University's favoriate books? According to the library statistics, besides the professional books, SEUers love A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, The Catcher in the Rye by American writer Jerome David Salinger, and several novels of Japanese writer Murakami Haruki, like Dance! Dance! Dance！and Kafka on the Shore. The most amazing thing is that SEUers also love Miracles of the Namiya General Store the most.
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