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 January.
|1.||1.||Cloud Atlas||5 months|
|2.||4.||The Corrections||3 months|
|4.||2.||The Interrogative Mood||2 months|
|5.||9. (tie)||The Mystery Guest||2 months|
|6.||5.||Let the Great World Spin||2 months|
|7.||8.||The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories||2 months|
|9.||9. (tie)||Asterios Polyp||5 months|
|10.||–||Wolf Hall||1 month|
January saw two more books graduate to The Millions Hall of Fame, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Larsson’s books have been the beneficiary of a surge of interest in the late Swedish writer’s series of thrillers. Eggers’ Zeitoun has won much praise for its nuanced look at one immigrant New Orleanian’s Katrina story.
New to the Top Ten list this month is Stoner, a book by John Williams from NYRB Classics. The novel was singled out for praise as part of our Year in Reading series by Millions contributors Patrick and Edan as well as by Conversational Reading’s Scott Esposito. Also debuting is Booker Prize winner Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. The book was also named a finalist recently for a National Book Crtics Circle Award.
See Also: Last month’s list