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 July.
|1.||1.||The Pale King||5 months|
|2.||2.||The Enemy||3 months|
|3.||3.||The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books||6 months|
|4.||5.||Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric||4 months|
|5.||6.||The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry||3 months|
|6.||8.||The Hunger Games||5 months|
|7.||9.||A Moment in the Sun||2 months|
|8.||–||Leaves of Grass||1 month|
|9.||10.||Otherwise Known as the Human Condition||2 months|
|10.||–||A Dance with Dragons||1 month|
David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King is still in the top spot, and the rest of our top three are unchanged as well. New to our list is Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, which was the subject of a moving appreciation by Michael on the 4th of July. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones mania has hit our top ten, as George R.R. Martin’s latest, A Dance with Dragons, lands in the tenth spot. Janet recently reviewed the epic series of books for us.
Near Misses: Cardinal Numbers, The Magicians, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, Swamplandia!, and How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One. See Also: Last month’s list