Trevor Noah’s book just scooped another prize

2017-12-13 15:55
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Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime has taken one of the top spots for non-fiction on Amazon’s Most Read Books of 2017.

On Tuesday, Amazon’s ranking system broke down the reading trends of 2017. While the list may reflect a very tumultuous year, South Africans can at least be proud that one of our own made it on the list.

The Daily Show host (33) flexed his writing skills in autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, in 2016.

Born a Crime paints a vivid picture of Trevor’s early childhood during the years of apartheid, where he could not openly walk with his parents in public.

Trevor was “born a crime” as his mother is a black woman and father a white man, which was illegal at the time.

The book has already received critical success and managed to climb the New York Times bestseller list within weeks of its release, Channel24 reports.

The funnyman’s story even beat out the likes of Kevin Hart’s I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons which nabbed the number 10 spot, according to Time.

The top non-fiction book of 2017 was The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the most-read fiction book of 2017.

Top 10 Most Read Nonfiction

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson
  2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
  3. Sapiens, by Yuval Harari
  4. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
  5. Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
  6. The 5 Second Rule, by Mel Robbins
  7. How To Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  8. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
  10. I Can’t Make This Up, by Kevin Hart


Top 10 Most Read Fiction

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  2. It, by Stephen King
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
  4. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
  6. Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling
  8. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
  9. Origin, by Dan Brown
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling


Sources: Mashable, Bustle, Time