The Millions Top Ten: March 2011

April 1, 2011 | 15 books mentioned 1

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 March.

This
Month
Last
Month
Title On List
1. cover The Pale King 1 month
2. 8. cover The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books 2 months
3. 1. cover The Imperfectionists 3 months
4. 2. cover Atlas of Remote Islands 4 months
5. 3. cover Skippy Dies 3 months
6. 5. cover Cardinal Numbers 4 months
7. 6. cover The Finkler Question 5 months
8. 7. cover Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption 4 months
9. 10. cover The Hunger Games 2 months
10. cover Unfamiliar Fishes 1 month

I knew it would end up atop our list, just not this month. David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King debuts in the top spot, based only on those early pre-orders shipping from Amazon. Our other debut is Sarah Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes, reviewed here on The Millions last week. Thanks to the generous interest of many Millions readers, the book I co-edited The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books vaults to the second spot on our March list (I hope everyone’s enjoying it!). Graduating to our Hall of Fame is one of last summer’s big books, Emma Donoghue’s Room, and getting bumped from the list after a brief stay is the Mark Twain Autobiography. Other Near Misses: Lord of Misrule, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One, Just Kids, and Woman in White.

See Also: Last month’s list

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