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 January.
|2.||2.||The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life||5 months|
|3.||3.||The Marriage Plot||4 months|
|5.||4.||The Art of Fielding||4 months|
|6.||8.||The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains||2 months|
|7.||5.||The Bathtub Spy||6 months|
|8.||7.||The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World||2 months|
|9.||10.||The Book of Disquiet||2 months|
|10.||9.||Lightning Rods||4 months|
It was a quieter month for our list, with no new titles breaking in and 1Q84 still enthroned at #1. The big movers on the list were John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead, which received a glowing write-up from our staffer Bill, and Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows, which Jonathan Safran Foer called a book that changed his life. With an array of hotly anticipated titles coming in February, we’ll see if any newcomers can break in next time around.