We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use those stats to find out what books have been most popular with our readers in recent months. Below you’ll find our Millions Top Ten list for April, and we’ll be updating the list in our sidebar each month.
|1.||1.||Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences||3 months|
|3.||3.||The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker||2 months|
|4.||4.||Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste||2 months|
|5.||5.||Olive Kitteridge||3 months|
|6.||7. (tie)||The Dud Avocado||4 months|
|7.||7. (tie)||Knockemstiff||2 months|
|8.||–||Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned||1 month|
|9.||9.||A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again||4 months|
|10. (tie)||–||The Savage Detectives||2 months|
|10. (tie)||–||The Lazarus Project||1 month|
We have two debuts on our list this month. Aleksandar Hemon’s The Lazarus Project and Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. Max wrote about the former in connection with his Tournament of Books judging duties in March and wrote up the latter late last month. Anne also wrote about Lazarus late last year.
Meanwhile, Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives returns to the list after initially appearing on our inaugural list and then disappearing.
The top-five books in April remained unchanged from March, with Sister Bernadette still putting in a strong showing on the continued popularity of Garth’s Presidential sentence diagramming post.
Let us know if you’ve been reading any of our “top ten” books. We’d love to hear about it.
See also: Last month’s list.