B&N's 40 Bestselling Books Of 2017 Are Here & The Top Fiction Book May Surprise You

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Before you finish up your holiday shopping, take a look at the books everyone was buying and reading this year. Barnes & Noble's bestselling books of 2017 prove that people need a dose of dreamy positivity and a dose of tough reality, in equal measure. According to data provided to Bustle, the bestselling fiction title of 2017 was milk and honey by Rupi Kaur, a dreamy collection of illustrated poems, and the bestselling nonfiction title was The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson, an anti-self-help guide about recognizing your limitations and learning to live with them.

“It’s hard to imagine two more aesthetically different books at the top of our fiction and nonfiction bestseller lists for the year,” says Liz Harwell, Director of Merchandise, in a statement provided to Bustle. “But in some ways, both books are addressing a core issue for many of us: how to live good, satisfying lives.”

The data — which combines sales from Barnes & Noble's website and their 600+ stores — is organized into four categories: fiction, nonfiction, teen, and kids. Each category contains 10 bestsellers, many of which you will recognize from the movie adaptations which came out this year, including Wonder, which tops the kids' bestsellers list, and Everything, Everything, which tops the teen list.

“We are glad to see a wide range of new and reissued titles in our lists this year,” Harwell says. “As always, popular shows and movies drove some books to the top of our lists, including The Handmaid’s Tale and the children’s title Wonder. Meanwhile, classics 1984 and To Kill a Mockingbird—both published over 50 years ago—were popular again this year, showing the lasting power of good books.”

See the full list below:

Fiction Bestseller: 'milk and honey' by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur's milk and honey continues to dominate Instagram and the bestseller charts. This striking collection of poetry and illustrations continued to sell well in 2017, despite the release of a second collection, the sun and her flowers.

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The rest of the list, in order:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

1984 by George Orwell

Origin by Dan Brown

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Camino Island by John Grisham

The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition) by Paulo Coelho

It by Stephen King

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Nonfiction Bestseller: 'The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck' By Mark Manson

As the title indicates, this #1 New York Times best-seller is all about the power of... well, not thinking positively. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson is all about identifying your limitations, accepting them, and working through them.

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The rest of the list, in order:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Night by Elie Wiesel

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Kids Bestseller: 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio

In R.J. Palacio's Wonder, Auggie Pullman is an ordinary boy with an unordinary face. His story, which has inspired millions of readers to join the Choose Kind movement, made it to big screens this year in a movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.

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The rest of the list, in order:

A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson

What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada

Getaway (Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Series #12) by Jeff Kinney

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two by J.K. Rowling

The Wonderful Things You'll Be by Emily Winfield Martin

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book #1) by Rick Riordan

Teen Bestseller: 'Everything Everything' by Nicola Yoon

Maddy is literally allergic to the world. Olly is the boy next door. When she falls in love, she has to decide: is he worth braving the outside world for? The movie, starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, no doubt contributed it to the selling success of Everything, Everything by Nicole Yoon.

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The rest of the list, in order:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Red Queen (Book #1) by Victoria Aveyard