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