The Millions Top Ten: October 2010

November 2, 2010 | 11 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 October.

Title On List
1. 1. cover Freedom 3 months
2. 2. cover The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 5 months
3. 4. cover Tinkers 6 months
4. 3. cover The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 5 months
5. 6. (tie) cover A Visit from the Goon Squad 3 months
6. 10. cover Room 2 months
7. 5. cover The Passage 4 months
8. 6. (tie) cover Faithful Place 4 months
9. 9. cover Super Sad True Love Story 3 months
10. 8. cover Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence 5 months

October was relatively quiet for our list, with no new arrivals or departures, but Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad and Emma Donoghue’s Booker shortlisted Room were our top movers, with both books continuing to enjoy significant interest. Meanwhile, the same four books remained ensconced in our top four spots, with Freedom by Jonathan Franzen still in the top spot, while Pulitzer-winning underdog Tinkers continues to find new fans. Near Misses: The Imperfectionists, The Gone-Away World, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Things We Didn’t See Coming, and Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself. See Also: Last month’s list

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