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The Best Seller Book 2015


This year SUCCESS magazine introduced a new monthly list of the best-selling personal development books, dubbed the SUCCESS Best-Seller List. For a wider scope, we evaluated data for the entire year to assemble this list of 2015’s best-selling personal development books. To asdo so, we enlisted the help of digital analytics firm Nielsen to gather information about the top personal development books sold in bookstores and newsstands, approximately 16,000 locations across the United States. Nielsen provides this “point-of-sale” bookstore sales data for more than 500,000 different book titles across multiple genres in weekly Nielsen BookScan reports. In addition, SUCCESS pulls data from verified third-party sales channels, such as independent book sales, bulk sales and author sales.

The “personal development” genre includes books that encompass activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potentials, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.

Take a look at the top-selling books of 2015, and you’ll see most of them are modern classics, such as The 5 Love Languages and StrengthsFinder 2.0, published before this year. You could say Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936, thoroughly qualifies as an all-time classic. Here are the top 10 selling books of 2015:

1. StrengthsFinder 2.0
By Tom Rath (Gallup Press, published 2007)
Do you do what you do best every day? Chances are you don’t. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

2. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
By Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing, revised edition 2015)
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life?

3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
By Carol S. Dweck (Ballantine Books, published 2006)
After decades of research on achievement and success, the Stanford University psychologist has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea: the power of our mindset.

4. How to Win Friends and Influence People
By Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books, edition 1998, originally published 1936)
Go after the job you want and get it! Take the job you have and improve it! Take any situation you’re in and make it work for you!

5. The Road to Character
By David Brooks (Random House, published 2015)
Brooks looks to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders to explore how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character.

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
By Stephen R. Covey (Simon & Schuster, edition 2013, published 1990)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents. It remains one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written for people of all ages and occupations.

7. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
By Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, published 2013)
If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.

8. The Gifts of Imperfection
By Brené Brown, Ph.D. (Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services, published 2010)
A leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

9. Rising Strong
By Brené Brown, Ph.D. (Spiegel & Grau, published 2015)
When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

10. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
By Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead Books, published 2015)
The best-selling author of Eat Pray Love offers a path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.

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