Barack Obama is officially the bestselling author of 2020.
Obama’s book sold almost twice as many copies as runner-up Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun, a Twilight series novel that a Kirkus reviewer described as a classic “vampire-meets-girl, vampire-wants-to-eat-girl, vampire-falls-in-love-with-girl” story.
At No. 3 was Dav Pilkey’s children’s book Dog Man: Grime and Punishment, the ninth volume in a series that also features books with punny titles such as A Tale of Two Kitties, Lord of the Fleas, and Fetch-22. Closely following that was Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump’s tell-all memoir about her uncle, the soon-to-be-former president.
Books that touched on politics were heavily represented in the top 25, with John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened at No. 15, Sean Hannity’s Live Free or Die at No. 21, and Bob Woodward’s Rage at No. 23.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.