Bengaluru: The national capital has emerged as the most well-read city in India for the fourth consecutive year with Bengaluru and Mumbai taking the second and third spot, respectively, says a survey conducted by Amazon India.
According to the 'Annual Reading Trends Report for 2016' conducted by Amazon.in, Karnal, Vadodara and Patna are first-time entrants in the Top 20 list having bought more books than cities like Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam and Lucknow this year.
Chetan Bhagat`s book `One Indian Girl` emerged as the highest selling book of this year followed by JK Rowling`s `Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I and II`.
The third spot is taken by exam preparation book `Word Power Made Easy` written by Norman Lewis, Robin Sharma`s non-fiction `Who Will Cry When You Die?` was at fourth position.
Under fiction by Indian authors `She Swiped Right into My Heart` by Sudeep Nagarkar won the most votes followed by `Everyone Has A Story` by Savi Sharma.
`Cometh The Hour` by Jeffrey Archer won the fiction by international authors.
In Hindi books, `Mujhse Bura Koi Nahi` by Surender Mohan Pathak won the most votes.
`A Feast of Vultures` by Josy Joseph topped the non-fiction category, `Think and Win like Dhoni` by Sfurti Sahare emerged as the winner under the Self-Help category.
In business, `The Rise and Fall of Nations` by Ruchir Sharma emerged as the winner and `The Kiss of Life` by Emraan Hashmi and Bilal Siddiqi was selected as the winner under Biographies.
"We at Amazon.in are truly committed to helping our customers enjoy their passion for reading by offering them a wide selection with unique choices across languages, genres and authors," Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India, said in a statement.