Landing at #2 on the German fiction chart in August is the fourth in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series, Journal 64; Adler-Olsen is an international bestselling thriller writer whose first two novels in this series were published in quick succession by Dutton. The Keeper of Lost Causes was published last year (the paperback followed on July 31 of this year), and The Absent One, the second book in the series, was published August 21. Both books received starred reviews from PW. The first book in the series has sold over 36,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen BookScan.

Nothing Goes as Planned debuts in the top spot for nonfiction in France. The book’s author, Laurent Binet, traveled around the presidential campaign trail with François Hollande. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Binet’s novel HHhH in April; the book has received high praise across the board and should get consideration for awards. PW’s starred review called the book “a gripping historical read” and “a perfect fusion of action and the avant-garde.” On the fiction chart in France, Amélie Nothomb’s 21st novel debuts at #1. The book, Bluebeard, is a modern retelling of the fairy tale, set in Paris.

Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman debuts at #3 on the Swedish nonfiction chart. Published in July in the U.S. by HarperCollins, the book has sold 29,000 copies at outlets tracked by Nielsen BookScan. Moran was named Columnist of the Year by the British Press Awards in 2010 and writes for the Times of London.



Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem

Fenster stieg und verschwand

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out His Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

Carl’s Books


Journal 64

Jussi Adler-Olsen


Bretonische Verhältnisse

Breton Relations

Jean-Luc Bannalec

Kiepenheuer & Witsch


Digitale Demenz

Digital Dementia

Manfred Spitzer


Die Kunst des klaren Denkens

The Art of Precise Reasoning

Rolf Dobelli


Unter dem Herzen

Beneath Your Heart

Ildikó von Kürthy




Barbe bleue


Amélie Nothomb

Albin Michel

La liste de mes envies

My List of Desires

Grégoire Delacourt

JC Lattès

Les lisières

The Outcasts

Olivier Adam



Rien ne se passe comme prévu

Nothing Goes as Planned

Laurent Binet


L’âme du monde

The Soul of the World

Frédéric Lenoir


Le sel de la vie

The Spice of Life

Françoise Héritier

Odile Jacob



I stundens hetta

In the Heat of the Moment

Viveca Sten

Bokförlaget Forum


Water Angels

Mons Kallentoft

Bokförlaget Forum

Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar:

Del 1. Kärleken

Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves: Part 1. Love

Jonas Gardell



Fallet Thomas Quick:

att skapa en seriemördare

The Case of Thomas Quick:

The Making of a Serial Killer

Hannes Råstam


Drunkna inte i dina känslor

Don’t Let Your Emotions Drown You

Maggan Hägglund & Doris Dahlin

Bokförlaget Libris

Konsten att vara kvinna

How to Be a Woman

Caitlin Moran

Albert Bonniers förlag