Rossi’s Kairós, Brown’s Inferno Top Brazil’s Bestseller Lists for May

In PublishNews Brazil by Iona Teixeira Stevens

By Iona Teixeira Stevens

E.L. James was finally bumped from the top three positions on the foreign authors’ bestseller list, and was replaced by Rick Riordan, Jeff Kinney and, of course, Dan Brown. Brown’s Inferno was published at the end of May with a first printing of 500,000 copies; Jeff Kinney traveled to Brazil in June to promote his new book Diary of a Wimpy kid: The Third Wheel, and visited schools in Rio and São Paulo.

On the Brazilian authors bestsellers list, phenomenal bestseller Father Marcelo Rossi published his new book, Kairós, which shot right up to the top of the charts and will probably stay there for quite some time. Although we usually show the top 20 bestsellers, the 21st bestseller last month was worth the mention: Meu pé de laranja lima, by José Mauro de Vasconcelos, was first published in 1968 and has been translated in 52 languages. It is Brazil’s equivalent of St. Exupery’s Little Prince, in so far as it continues to be a significant bestseller so many years after first publication. Sales were boosted by a new film adaptation by Mark Bernstein at the end of April.

Bestsellers by Brazilian authors

1 Kairós by Padre Marcelo Self help Globo
2 Sonho grande by Cristiane Correa Business Sextante
3 Casagrande e seus demônios by Casagrande / Gilvan Ribeiro Non-fiction Globo
4 Só o amor consegue by Zibia Gasparetto Self help Vida e Consciência
5 Casamento blindado by Renato e Cristiane Cardoso Self help Ediouro
6 Toda poesia by Paulo Leminski Fiction Companhia das Letras
7 Desperte o milionário que há em você by Carlos Wizard Martins Business Gente
8 Não se desespere! by Mario Sergio Cortella Non-fiction Editora Vozes
9 Castelo de papel by Mary Del Priore Non-fiction Rocco
10 Manifesto do nada na terra do nunca by Lobão Non-fiction Ediouro
11 Anjos da Morte – Filhos do Éden v.2 by Eduardo Spohr Fiction Record
12 As 25 leis bíblicas do sucesso by William Douglas/Rubens Teixeira Business Sextante
13 Carlos Wizard – Sonhos não têm limite by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão Non-fiction Gente
14 Minha mãe, meu mundo by Anderson Cavalcante & Simone Paulino Self help Sextante
15 Qual é a tua obra? by Mario Sergio Cortella Business Editora Vozes
16 Armadilhas da mente by Augusto Cury Fiction Sextante
17 Mentes geniais by Alberto Dell’Isolla Self help Universo dos Livros
18 Minha imagem by Eliana Coelho Self help Lúmem Editorial
19 Mentes brilhantes by Alberto Dell’Isolla Self help Universo dos Livros
20 A mulher V by Cristiane Cardoso Self help Ediouro
21 Meu pé de laranja lima by José Mauro de Vasconcelos Children’s Melhoramentos

Bestsellers by Foreign Authors

1 Inferno by Dan Brown Fiction Sextante
1 The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan Children’s Intrínseca
3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney Children’s Vergara & Riba
4 The Fault in our Stars by John Green Fiction Intrínseca
5 The Silverlinings Playbook by Matthew Quick Fiction Intrínseca
6 The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan Self help Record
7 Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James Fiction Intrínseca
8 Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander III Non fiction Sextante
9 Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James Fiction Intrínseca
10 Hundred Percenters by Mark Murphy Selfhelp Clio Editora
11 Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James Fiction Intrínseca
12 The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks Fiction Sextante
13 Reflected in You by Sylvia Day Fiction Lafonte
14 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Fiction Intrínseca
15 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Children’s Rocco
16 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Children’s Vergara & Riba
17 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Fiction Globo
18 The Monk and the Executive by James Hunter Business Sextante
19 Elite by Kiera Cass Children’s Companhia das Letras
20 Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow Non fiction Zahar
About the Author

Iona Teixeira Stevens

Iona was an editor for PublishNews in Brazil before moving to London where she now works as a rights manager at HarperCollins UK.