Months after its initial publication, Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” continues to be a smash bestseller.
“Light,” which focuses on a German boy and French girl living during World War II, was first published this past May and quickly racked up critical acclaim – it was selected as one of the best books of the month by both the Monitor and Amazon. As we previously reported, it also became one of the biggest sellers of this past holiday season. “Anthony Doerr is blowing everything away,” Daniel Goldin, owner of Milwaukee’s Boswell Book Company, told industry newsletter Shelf Awareness when asked to name his store’s bestsellers.
And now the novel refuses to be dislodged from the bestseller lists. “Light” is currently ranked at number one on the IndieBound hardcover fiction bestseller list for the week of Jan. 30 and is currently at number seven on Barnes & Noble and at number four on Amazon. It's also at number four on the New York Times combined print and e-book fiction bestseller list for the week of Jan. 25 and at number one on the NYT hardcover fiction list for the same week.
The books “Light” is behind on both B&N and Amazon include “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. “Train” is a new release and “Sniper” is enjoying a post-movie boost, but “Light” seems to simply be hanging on to its high rankings.