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Classics, well written, newly published, and movie-tied books hit record sales last week

George Orwell’s classic, 1984, remains a top best-selling book, having sold 34,790 copies in the week leading to February 9, 2017.

1984 is ranked sixth on Amazon’s best sellers and first in the categories Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, and Science Fiction & Fantasy. According to Amazon’s description, “written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever."

The statistic illustrates the top ten best-selling books in the United States in the week February 3 to February 9, 2017. Danielle Steel's, The Apartment (January 17, 2017), ranked fourth on the list, having sold 19.36 thousand copies in the week leading to February 9, 2017. "This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most," the New York Times said.

In the second position, we see the number one New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures (film tie-in) by Argot Lee Shetterly. “The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space—a powerful, revelatory contribution that is as essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America, as Between the World and Me and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner,” the New York Times wrote.

The novel, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman is ranked third on the list. The book is also a New York Times bestseller and was published in 2015.

The fifth position sees the number one New York Time bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans, by W. Bruce Cameron, published on December 6, 2016. Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and the USA Today bestselling sequel to A Dog's Purpose.

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