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.
|1.||1.||The Corrections||6 months|
|3.||3.||The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories||5 months|
|3.||2.||Reality Hunger||3 months|
|4.||4.||Let the Great World Spin||5 months|
|5.||10.||The Mystery Guest||5 months|
|7.||6.||Wolf Hall||4 months|
|8.||5.||The Big Short||2 months|
|9.||7.||The Interrogative Mood||5 months|
|10.||–||War and Peace||1 month|
Graduating to our Hall of Fame this month is W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz, which appeared on both our panel’s list and our readers list in our "Best of the Millennium (So Far)" series last year. Our panel’s winner in the same series, Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, stays in the top spot. We’ve been looking forward to Franzen’s next novel, Freedom, out later this year.
Our only debut this month is a classic. Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace landed on lots of reading lists after we published Kevin’s thoughtful meditation on the book and what it means to be affected by great art.
See Also: Last month’s list