3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
This runaway best-seller was released more than a year ago, yet sales still surge, keeping this novel at the #25 spot on Amazon’s list. Winner of the Southern Book Prize, the novel is based on a real-life nightmare in America’s history, when Georgia Tann kidnapped thousands of poor Sourthern children to sell to the wealthy for decades. Author and former journalist Lisa Wingate is no stranger to fiction, with 20+ novels under her belt and a slew of literary awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. The Huffington Post calls Before We Were Yours “one of the year’s best books” in 2017.