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.
|1.||1.||Reality Hunger||5 months|
|4.||6.||The Big Short||4 months|
|5. (tie)||–||The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet||1 month|
|5. (tie)||–||The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest||1 month|
|7.||10.||Wolf Hall||6 months|
|8.||9.||War and Peace||3 months|
|9.||–||The Girl Who Played With Fire||1 month|
|10.||–||Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence||1 month|
With four books — The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories, The Mystery Guest, Let the Great World Spin, and The Interrogative Mood? — graduating to our Hall of Fame, we have plenty of room for newcomers on our latest list. The late Stieg Larsson, whose The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is already in our Hall of Fame, has the rest of his trilogy make the list, The Girl Who Played With Fire and the recently released The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
Meanwhile, David Mitchell’s new novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was released only a few days ago, debuts tied at number five, and Geoff Dyer’s 1998 bio of D.H. Lawrence, Out of Sheer Rage, which was recently championed by David Shields in these pages, debuts in the last spot on the list.
And it’s Shields’ controversial Reality Hunger that’s still holding on to our top spot.
See Also: Last month’s list