20 Most Popular Books March 2017

The words "Most Popular Books March 2017" over an image of green grass.

Look at the Most Popular Books March 2017 list and you’ll see it doesn’t take a blockbuster movie to boost a book’s popularity.The words "Most Popular Books March 2017" over an image of green grass.

A movie based on “The Shack,” the 2007 novel by William P. Young, was released in early March. The book appeared on Google’s 20 most popular books in February 2017 list.

And even though the movie isn’t well-received by some, the book catapulted to second on the Most Popular Books March 2017 list. Not bad for a movie with a 20-percent Rotten Tomatoes ranking.

Before I Fall” is another book benefiting from a movie release. The book debuts at number three on the Most Popular Books list. Its movie version opened March 3.

As TV has become increasingly popular, the medium is also pushing books. For example, “Big Little Lies” jumps eight spots this month after debuting on the February Most Popular Books list. The book-turned-miniseries ran on HBO from Feb. 19-April 2.Book cover of "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher. The book is number 16 on the Most Popular Books March 2017 list.

Speaking of books-on-TV, “Thirteen Reasons Why” appears on the most-searched for books list for the first time. The book is now a Netflix series which was released on March 31.

The third and final debut on the most popular books list is “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” An updated version of the book was released on March 14. Plus, the book’s movie version was released on DVD and streaming last month.

The big drops on the Most Popular Books March 2017 list come from “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The Girl on the Train.” The latter dropped eight spots on the list, its second consecutive eight-spot drop. Will the book find a way to stay on the Most Popular Books list? We’ll find out next month.

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Based on Google search data for the United States.

1) The Bible Book cover for "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver.
2) The Shack ↑18
3) Before I Fall NEW
4) Big Little Lies ↑8
5) Fifty Shades Darker ↓3
6) The Great Gatsby ↓1
7) To Kill a Mockingbird ↓1 Book cover for "Hamilton: The Revolution."
8) Romeo and Juliet
9) Hamilton
10) Quran ↓3
11) Sword Art Online ↑2
12) 1984 ↓2
13) Fifty Shades of Grey ↓10 Book cover of "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher.
14) MacBeth ↓3
15) Hamlet ↓1
16) Thirteen Reasons Why NEW
17) Lord of the Flies ↑2
15) The Girl on the Train ↓8
18) Frankenstein ↓2 Book cover of "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" by J.K. Rowling.
19) The Fellowship of the Ring ↓1
20) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them NEW