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 June, the list is also in our sidebar.
|1.||1.||Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences||5 months|
|3.||4.||Olive Kitteridge||5 months|
|4.||6.||Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste||4 months|
|5.||7.||Infinite Jest||4 months|
|6.||3.||The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker||4 months|
|7.||10.||The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao||4 months|
|8.||5.||The Dud Avocado||6 months|
|10. (tie)||9.||Felonious Jazz||2 months|
|10. (tie)||–||The Savage Detectives||2 months|
As summer set in, the titles on our list stayed mostly static. Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives returns to the list. Meanwhile, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is seeing some interest, probably from folks wanting to participate in Infinite Summer, a TMN sponsored group read of the book. Junot Díaz’s Oscar Wao may be getting a boost from its inclusion in the higher reaches of our Prizewinners list last month. Finally, Olive Kitteridge continues to be a favorite among Millions readers, and Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog is still at the top thanks to the enduring interest in Garth’s essay on the grammatical proclivities of our current president. Look for some changes to the list in the coming months as an impressive slate of new titles hits bookstores.
Have you been reading any of the books on our Top Ten list? Let us know what you think of them.
See also: Last month’s list.