Books are great companions wherever you go. Whether it’s a physical book or an ebook, nothing can replace literature. While we bemoan about how millennials are glued to their phones and gadgets, there are actually quite a lot of Singaporeans still purchasing books everyday!

We did a little of our own research and found out that these are the top 10 books that Singaporeans are buying and reading from Book Depository.

Popular Children’s Books

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 1 and 2

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II : The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production by J.K. Rowling

Perhaps, not the most surprising, but the 8th instalment of J. K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter series is the top book that Singaporeans are reading right now.

With the story continuing 19 years after Harry Potter defeated the Dark Lord, Harry finds himself struggling with the past while his son, Albus, has personal struggles of living up to the legend his father has left behind in the Wizarding World.

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Give your child the gift of values that he can keep close to him as he grows up. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing contains 101 thoughts of faith coupled with creative and uplifting drawings.

This book is a great bedtime read for your kids, teaching them about faith and religion in an easy to understand manner. But if you’re a kid-at-heart, this will surely tug a heart string or two.

Disney Zootopia

Disney Zootopia : My Busy Books published by Phidal Publishing

From Disney’s award-winning animated movie, Zootopia: My Busy Books is perfect for play and story time with your kids. The book comes with a playmat and character figurines so it’s both fun and educational for your child.

Paw Patrol Phonics Box Set

Paw Patrol Phonics Box Set by Jennifer Liberts

Inspired by Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol, this set of books contain different phonetic lessons so your kids will know how to read on their own as they progress from one book to the next,

Reading Adventures Cars Level 1 Boxed Set

Reading Adventures Cars Level 1 Boxed Set by Disney Book Group

Take on a different kind of adventure with Lightning McQueen and gang!

This reading set is curriculum-based and is written to help your child learn how to read independently, book by book. The books set out to help to improve your child’s vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

Popular Fiction Books

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad : The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

If you’re into Mythology, you’re probably familiar of Odysseus and his long journey and fight in the Trojan War.

This time, Margaret Atwood takes us to Penelope’s side of the story. With her husband gone for years, she’s left with a big responsibility to raise their children and serve the kingdom as well.

After You

After You by Jojo Moyes

If Jojo Moyes’ brought out the waterworks for you – whether the book or the motion picture – you can be assured that the sequel will too!

After You invites you into Lou’s life as she tries to answer more of life’s questions, gets over a previous love, and opens her life to new people.

Popular Personal Development Books

StrengthsFinder 2.0

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

With Version 2.0, Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder series has proved its success, having been a bestseller for 5 years.

Now in a new and improved version, StrengthsFinder 2.0 gives you a better perspective in life by teaching you how to look for your strengths and use them in the day-to-day challenges in life.


If your life is feeling a bit chaotic at the moment, then this book is perfect for you.

Mindfulness : A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by J. Mark G. Williams and Dr. Danny Penman

Mindfulness helps you find peace and with that peace, helps you to find happiness. It is based on the premise that the simplest of things can be your source of happiness and peace. In this world full of chaos and noise, you need to ignore the unimportant things and focus on putting yourself in control of your own life.

Popular Religious Books

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita by Simon Brodbeck

Considered as one of Hinduism’s important texts, The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of Krishna (the manifestation of God) and Arjuna the warrior. The book isn’t just about triumph, but also serves as a guide on how to live well for yourself and for the others around you.

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