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Wondering what the people around you have been reading this year?

Vicki DeArmon, marketing and events director for  Copperfield’s Books, has an answer.

“For the first time ever, erotic romance dominated the list of the bestselling books of 2012 at Copperfield’s Books,” she said.

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L. James, took the number one spot for books sold this year, claiming 25 percent of the sales for the top 10 books of the year.

Add the sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” and it comes to 47 percent.

Another three slots in the top 10 went to the post-apocolyptic  series, “The Hunger Games.”

“All three books from ‘The Hunger Games’ series by Suzanne Collins made it in the top 10,” DeArmon said.

Here’s the full list of Copperfield’s top 10 bestselling books of 2012
1. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James
2. “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
3. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James
4. “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James
5. “Mockingjay (“Hunger Games” 3) by Suzanne Collins
6. “State of Wonder: a Novel” by Ann Patchett
7. “Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”  by Cheryl Strayed
8. “Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell” by “Glee” star Chris Colfer
9. “Catching Fire” (“Hunger Games” 2) by Suzanne Collins
10. “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht

And just missing the top 10 was “Bossypants” by TV comedian and actress Tina Fey at No. 11.

Copperfield’s Books has half a dozen stores in Sonoma and Napa counties. For more information: copperfieldsbooks.com.

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  1. Alexis G. Giles

    With the advent of the bestselling “ Fifty Shades of Grey ” still on top and the supernatural “Twilight” Saga making headlines, erotic romance novels have suddenly gone mainstream in the world of reading. Since the media started buzzing about the “Fifty Shades” book series, erotic romance readers no longer have to keep their secret romances hidden behind closed doors.

    January 5th, 2013 9:59 pm

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