Jun 29, 2022

The Ten Most Traded in Books of 2014


2014 was a fantastic year for all literature enthusiasts following the release of numerous major literature titles that left us gripped for days, weeks and at times months on end!

Here at We Buy Books we saw a huge rise in the number of people swapping their old, unwanted books for cash, in fact our loyal customers parted company with a staggering 360,473 books in one year alone, just think how many libraries that could fill! Taking this into consideration we’ve put together our ten most traded in books of 2014 and there are some surprise inclusions:

c310. Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics – Core Mathematics 3

It seems students who had completed their AS and A Mathematics course were keen to cash in on this Edexcel modular book. Here at We Buy Books we receive a large number of textbooks and our service is a fantastic way of making money on the books you no longer need as you progress with your education!

the book thief9. The Book Thief

Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief” won numerous awards and was listed on the New York Times Best Seller list for over 230 weeks following its release in 2005. The story is set in Nazi Germany and focuses on a young girl’s relationship with her foster family and a Jewish man who hides in her home during World War II.

The secret8. The Secret

Translated into 46 languages and selling more than 19 million copies worldwide “The Secret” is a self-help book written by the fantastic Rhonda Byrne. Focusing heavily on positive thinking and the superstitious law of attraction the book discusses how people can see increased results relating to health, wealth and happiness.

S17. Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics – Statistics 1

As we all know textbooks aren’t cheap, and when you only need them for a limited period of time spending a large sum of money seems somewhat pointless. But here at We Buy Books we offer high value for the textbooks you no longer want or need which is why Keith Pledger’s Statistics textbook is number 7 in our top ten most traded in books of last year!

c26. Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics – Core Mathematics 2 (C2)

This is getting a little boring now isn’t it? Another AS and A level Core Mathematics textbook in our top ten! Whether people have completed their A Levels or have given up completely, last year we saw a huge increase in people cashing in on their old, unwanted textbooks.

The fault5. The Fault in Our Stars

Ooh we’re half way through and the fifth most traded in book of 2014 is John Green’s 2012 publication “The Fault In Our Stars”. The story focuses on a young cancer patient who falls in love with a former basketball player and amputee after being forced to attend a support group by her parents.

Of mice4. Of Mice and Men: With Notes

It seems every man and his dog has read this literary classic and it’s no surprise to see it in our top ten most traded in books of 2014. John Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece is regularly studied at school and college and, if you don’t already know, it tells the story of two migrant ranch workers who move from town to town in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California.

hundred3. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson’s 2009 debut novel “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared” is third in most traded in books of 2014 with over 75 people feeling the need to swap the book for some much needed cash. The story focuses on a man who is about to celebrate his hundredth birthday. With a party planned Allan Karlsson has no intentions of attending the party and instead climbs out the window and disappears, a story filled with adventure ensues!

the husbands secret2. The Husband’s Secret

Having received over 80 copies of “The Husband’s Secret” Liane Moriarty’s literary classic is second in our most traded in books of 2014! When a wife discovers a letter from her husband titled “For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick to be opened only in the event of my death” she suspects her husband, who isn’t dead, to be hiding something serious. Cecilia’s life is changed forever!

c11. Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics: Core Mathematics 1

Almost 100 of you traded in this AS and A Level Core Mathematics textbook making it the most traded in book to We Buy Books of 2014. If you’re surprised then don’t worry we can’t quite believe it either! Of all the fantastic literature titles, from all the different genres it’s a Mathematics textbook that grabs the number one spot, you couldn’t write it eh?

But it’s proof that here at We Buy Books we buy books of all kinds! From all your literary classics to textbooks on all subjects, there’s money to be made from the books you no longer want!

So there you go our ten most traded in books of 2014, how many of you expected at least one Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, Fifty Shades Of Grey or Game of Thrones title to make the list? In fact we’re quite surprised ourselves!

For more information on selling the books you no longer want and to make some extra money in 2015 head over to our website now. You can check out our hot list to find out our most wanted books! If you’re having any problems then don’t hesitate to get in touch, call us on 01706 248281 or get in touch on social media, we’re constantly active on Facebook and Twitter.

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