Heartstopper’s domain is over: what are the most popular books on Amazon Mexico

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After days, even weeks, dominating the ranking of the most popular of Amazon Mexicothe book “Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman fell again from the first position, however, it remains on the list in a not insignificant position.

Books are a strong opponent for streaming platforms, because like Netflix, HBO and Disney, these stories are capable of captivating those who consume them. He has been aware of this amazonplatform that has opted for the sale of these.

Despite having emerged centuries ago, the book has undergone a series of technological innovations that have made it possible to improve not only the preservation and reproduction of texts, but also access to information and entertainment. Today, readers can choose to read paperback titles or even access the digital tablets and Kindle.

However, one of the problems that can arise in today’s dizzying world can be the audacity to choose what to read before a wave of titles and authors from different genres and countries, although the list of the 10 most popular titles that Amazon Mexico updates could be a good guide to know what the next text to read will be.

Here are the most popular books from Amazon Mexico this Monday, May 30:

The ranking of the most read books in Amazon Mexico (Photo: EFE/José Méndez)
The ranking of the most read books in Amazon Mexico (Photo: EFE/José Méndez)

1. The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig

Number of pages: 336

The Midnight Library Matt Haig 2020 GOODREADS AWARD FOR BEST FICTION “Between life and death there is a library. And the shelves of that library are infinite. Each book gives you the opportunity to taste another life you could have lived and to see how things would have changed if you had made different decisions. Would you have done something differently if you had the opportunity? Nora Seed shows up, somehow, at the Midnight Library, where she is offered a new chance to make things right. Until then, her life has been marked by unhappiness and regret. Nora feels that she has let everyone down and herself as well. But this is about to change. The books in the Midnight Library will allow Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she will have the option to dodge everything she regrets doing (or not doing), in pursuit of the perfect life. But things won’t always be as she imagined they would be, and soon her decisions will put the Library and herself in extreme danger. Nora must answer one last question before time runs out: what is the best way to live?

2. Heartstopper (VRYA Spanish): 1

Author: Alice Osseman

Number of pages: 288

Charly and Nick go to the same school, although they had never met until the day they are made to sit together in their study group. Very soon they become friends and even sooner Charlie begins to have feelings for Nick… even though he knows it’s impossible. But love works in unexpected ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them can believe.

3. The subtle art of not giving a fuck: A disruptive approach to living the good life

Author: Mark Manson

Number of pages: 224

Revised edition of this worldwide best-seller. For the past several years, Mark Manson—on his popular blog—has been busy correcting our delusional expectations of ourselves and the world. He now he offers us all his intrepid wisdom in this groundbreaking book. Manson reminds us that human beings are fallible and limited: “not all of us can be extraordinary: there are winners and losers in society and this is not always fair or it is your fault”. Manson advises us to recognize our limitations and accept them. This is, according to him, the true origin of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness that we seek. . This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face, so we can start leading more fulfilled and grounded lives.

4. First readings: The three little pigs

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Number of pages: 16

In this story, Gulliver’s fantastic travels make a stop in the country of Lilliput. At first, the diminutive Lilliputians see Gulliver as dangerous due to his large size, but he soon becomes the best friend of the people of Lilliput by defending them from their worst enemy. The books in the First Readings series narrate extraordinary adventures of creatures and fantastic characters that stimulate the imagination of children. With works written in plain language, this illustrated series is a collection of some of the world’s best classic tales. For all this, the series is a magnificent opportunity to introduce children to regular reading.

5. HEARTSTOPPER LIMITED EDITION PACK

Author: Alice Osseman

Number of pages: 1384

Heartstopper is the graphic novel that has already conquered the hearts of the whole world. It’s about friendship, loyalty and love. It encompasses all the little stories in Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something bigger, that speaks to all of us, volume by volume Nick and Charlie will learn what it truly means to love. This pack contains the 4 volumes of the saga, 2 dividers, 1 sheet of stickers and 1 pad for notes.

Technology has changed the way you read (Photo: Europa Press)
Technology has changed the way you read (Photo: Europa Press)

6. Jujutsu Kaisen No.18

Author: Gege Akutami

Number of pages: 216

Itadori and Fushiguro move to Tochigi where Hakari, a third year in the School of Witchcraft, operates an underground fight club. His purpose is to ask for your help in ending the Journey to Extinction. There they meet unexpectedly with a classmate of the second, but Hakari’s partner puts them in trouble with a very peculiar ritual technique.

7.Demon Slayer #12

Author: Koyoharu Gotouge

Muzan summons the crescent moons and orders them to finish off the demon hunting company once and for all. On the other hand, Tanjiro recovers from the battle in the red light district and heads to the Nichirin swordsmith village to have his sword repaired. There he meets kanroji, pillar of love, who tells him about a secret weapon in the village to make himself more powerful. But tokito, pillar of mist, is also after that weapon.

8. Girl Power/Stress Art

Author: Capucine Sivignon

Number of pages: 64

This collection provides an opportunity to develop creativity and relax at the same time in each of the books. Each title is filled with beautiful coloring sheets with elaborate designs inspired by a particular theme from the Disney universe, such as princesses, Pixar stars, villains, etc. These books are perfect for using various techniques such as crayons, pastels, colored pencils, watercolors, and nibs, among others.

9. Jujutsu Kaisen No.8

Author: Gege Akutami

Toji Fushiguro, the sorcerer assassin, sets his plan in motion to kill the Celestial Plasma Corps. His formidable strength and speed allow him to defeat Gojo and Geto. However, Gojo manages to awaken new powers on the brink of death and defeats Megumi’s father. The repercussions of this case mark Geto forever, who decides to fight to create a world made up only of wizards, driving a wedge between him and Gojo.

10.Demon Slayer #13

Author: Koyaharu Gotouge

The Nichirin swordsmith village is attacked by Crescents Four and Five. Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya team up to try and defeat Hantengu, the Crescent Four, but have a hard time. We learn of the past of Genya and his older brother, Sanemi, the Pillar of the Wind. On the other hand, Tokito confronts Gyokko, the Crescent Five, to save Kotetsu, and Kanroji arrives to join the defense of the village.

*Note: Some books may not have an author, page number or description because the platform does not provide it.

How much do they read in Mexico? PHOTO: GRACIELA LÓPEZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM
How much do they read in Mexico? PHOTO: GRACIELA LÓPEZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM

Adults over 18 years of age living in Mexico they read an average of 3.9 books a yearwhich implies an increase with respect to the 3.7 books registered in 2021, according to the Module on Reading (MOLEC) of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) released in 2022.

According to the study, the reading of magazines and newspapers in digital format reached its lowest point in the last six years; On the contrary, Internet pages, forums and blogs had an increase.

Compared to the 2016 figures, the reading of the digital magazines went from 51.4% to 34.9%; digital newspapers went from 57.6% to 33.9%; while internet pages, photos and blogs increased from 45.2% to 57.6 percent.

The books read by the adult reading population were 3.9 copies, the highest number recorded since 2016. In addition, women remain at the forefront of book reading with 65.9% compared to 54.4% of male readers; however, men read more when it comes to newspapers, with 44.1% compared to 23.5%, as well as in comics, registering 9.6 compared to 7.3 percent

Of the 18-year-old literate book reader population, 44.1% stated that the main reason for reading them is because of entertainmentwhile 23.8% did it for work or study20.7% for general culture10.1% for religion and 1.4% for another reason.

The type of books read by the literate population aged 18 and over in the last twelve months was the topics of literature (novel, short story, science fiction, poetry, theater, etc.) with 39.5%, followed by specialized books, 29.5%; self-help, personal or religious improvement, with 29.5%; general culture, 26.5%; and manuals, guides or recipe books with 8.4 percent.

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