Christmas booksThe Christmas books List for 2011 has been released. It’s that time of year again, and the publishers are promoting like crazy and telling us all we should be reading more, or at least buying more books. So in true festive spirit, here’s how to save up to 60% on this year’s best selling Christmas books.

Christmas Books 2011 Best sellers

But which Christmas Books will be hits?

With so many bargain books around, you’d be crazy to pay full price for hot titles like Jamie’s Great Britain, or the hilarious new Alan Partridge ‘biography’ by Steve Coogan, which have both been heavily discounted ahead of the Christmas books rush.

So to help you decide which of the 225 new titles released in time for the festive period, are hits, and which ones are quite frankly little more than hamster cage lining, we’ve compiled our own list of the top ten Christmas books available.

But here’s the clever bit for bargain hunters and fans of .

All of this year’s Christmas books on the best seller list are currently available at hugely discounted prices.That means all the most popular books for Christmas 2011 are available with big savings. In some cases as much as 70% off the original price.

The Top Ten Books for Christmas on Amazon.co.uk for 2011:

1. Steve Coogan – ‘I Partridge. We need to talk about Alan’

Steve Coogan’s brilliant new book, the fictional biography of his comic persona Alan Partridge, is bound to be close to the top of this year’s list. ‘I, Partridge. We Need to Talk About Alan’, is the long overdue fictional life story of Britain’s favourite ‘chat show host’, Alan Partridge. Sure to be one of the most popular Christmas books of the year. Buy Here for Half Price

Jamie's Great Britain2. Jamie Oliver Jamie’s Great Britain

Jamie’s back with his latest collection of dumbed down recipes for us all to spend the next twelve months struggling to repeat. Sure to be a hit, especially as Jamie’s focussing on modern reworkings of classic British foods. Sure to be one of the biggest selling Christmas books of the year. 66% Off Here

3. Robert Harris The Fear Index

The Fear Index is a chilling tale in the best tradition of modern thrillers, which tells the story of a software genius who creates a threat which could cripple the planet. Fast paced and eminently readable, this is Robert Harris at his best. Gripping and impossible to put down. Available here for half price

River Cottage Veg Every Day4. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall River Cottage Veg Every Day

Writer, chef and campaigner Hugh returns with a delicious and healthy collection of brand new, vegetable based recipes. Family favourites like Bubble’n’Squeak are giving a radical new twist, along with easy to follow recipes, designed to get the family eating healthy. 60% Off Here

Lee Evans The Life of Lee5. Lee Evans The Life of Lee

One of Britain’s favourite comedians Lee Evans is now a Hollywood star, but this funny and moving biography tells the real story behind the funny man. From sadistic teachers to endless dead end jobs, Lee’s story is both hilarious and moving and sure to be on many people’s Christmas books wish list. Save 55% Here

Paul Scholes My Story6. Paul Scholes My Story

Manchester United anchor man and inspirational midfielder Paul Scholes is one of the most private men in football. Admired by fans everywhere, this is the first time Scholes has spoken on the record about his life and career as one of the game’s most celebrated and award winning professionals.

From his life as a youth player to his leading role as one of Sir Alex Fergusson’s star players, this is the warts and all story. Buy Here and Save 55%

Gary Neville Red. My Autobiography7. Gary Neville Red. My Autobiography

Another football biography, and another Old Trafford regular revealing all in time for Christmas. Described as a sensational and brutally honest peek into life at the world’s most famous club and also Neville’s off pitch life with friends including David Beckham.

One of the better footballing Christmas books available this year. Buy it for Half Price Here.

Our Queen by Robert Hardman8. Robert Hardman Our Queen

Insider anecdotes, personal stories and what is already being called ‘The definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth’, royal author Robert Hardman offers a combination of deep knowledge and first class story telling.

One reviewer has claimed ‘Robert Hardman knows the true story and tells it superbly. Buy Our Queen for Half Price Here

Sean Ryder - Twisting My Melon9. Sean Ryder – Twisting My Melon

Happy Mondays frontman Sean Ryder is a true rock star, whose music inspired a generation of party people. A life filled with spectacular highs and monumental lows ‘Twisting My Melon’ all the things you’d expect from one of rock and roll’s real hall of famers.

Expect drugs, genius and of course, the jungle. Half Price Here

Rob Brydon Small Man in a Book10. Rob Brydon – Small Man in a Book

Best known for his incredible impressions, Rob Brydon is a multi-award winning writer, comedian and presenter whose red hot series, Marion and Geoff and The Rob Brydon Show, tickled the nation’s funny bone. Small Man in a Book is the story of how a young man from a small Welsh town spent half a life becoming an overnight success. One of the funniest Christmas books of the year.

Save 55% On Rob Brydon’s ‘Small Man in a Book’ here

More Christmas Books to look out for

Our list is by no means exhaustive and with over 225 new books for Christmas this year, there are sure to be a few surprises closer to the big day.

Amazon have hundreds of bargain Christmas books available this year, Whatever you’re taste, or that of the people you’re buying for, you will save anything from 30% to 75% off many best sellers, so it’s certainly worth having a look.

Plus when you shop on Amazon you’ll usually get free delivery.To make things as simple as possible, we’ve used our geeky software to track down the best bargains in a few popular categories. Just click on the one that interests you, to uncover half price Christmas books in every department.