The Millions Top Ten: May 2010

June 1, 2010 | 10 books mentioned

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 May.

Title On List
1. 3. cover Reality Hunger 4 months
2. 2. cover The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories 6 months
3. 4. cover Let the Great World Spin 6 months
4. 5. cover The Mystery Guest 6 months
5. 6. cover Stoner 5 months
6. 8. cover The Big Short 3 months
7. 9. cover The Interrogative Mood 6 months
8. cover Tinkers 1 month
9. 10. cover War and Peace 2 months
10. 7. cover Wolf Hall 5 months

This month, David Shields’ controversial Reality Hunger slips into the top spot. Shields recently offered an energetic defense of the book and an accompanying reading list.

Graduating to our Hall of Fame this month is Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, which appeared at the top of our panel’s list and number eight on our readers’ list in our “Best of the Millennium (So Far)” series last year. We’ve been learning more about Franzen’s next novel, Freedom, out later this year.

Our only debut this month is the surprise Pulitzer winner and small press hero, Tinkers by Paul Harding.

Near Misses: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, The Known World, Twilight of the Superheroes, Then We Came to the End

See Also: Last month’s list

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