Top 17 Best-Selling Korean Books on Amazon

It is hard to always be current on which novels are selling the best on Amazon. However, here is a list of some of the best-selling Korean books translated into English as of September 2021. Please remember that the top 100 best-selling Korean novels may not include all the titles on this list.

  1. Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
  2. The Vegetarian” by Han Kang
  3. Please Look After Mom” by Kyung-Sook Shin
  4. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly” by Sun-mi Hwang
  5. The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story” by Hyeonseo Lee
  6. Human Acts” by Han Kang
  7. One Hundred Shadows” by Hwang Jungeun
  8. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself” by Young-ha Kim
  9. The White Book” by Han Kang
  10. The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea” by Bandi
  11. The Hole” by Hye-young Pyun
  12. The Impossible Fairy Tale” by Han Yujoo
  13. Familiar Things” by Hwang Sok-yong
  14. The Court Dancer” by Kyung-sook Shin
  15. The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture” by Euny Hong
  16. The Good Son” by You-jeong Jeong
  17. Nowhere to Be Found” by Bae Suah

Again, this is by no means a complete collection, but it does give curious readers an introduction to some of the most popular Korean novels that have been translated into English.