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 February.
|1.||2.||The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life||6 months|
|4.||3.||The Marriage Plot||5 months|
|5.||8.||The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World||3 months|
|6.||6.||The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains||3 months|
|7.||9.||The Book of Disquiet||3 months|
|8.||5.||The Art of Fielding||5 months|
|9.||10.||Lightning Rods||5 months|
|10.||–||Train Dreams||1 month|
Ann Patchett’s Kindle Single The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life lands atop our list, unseating Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, and another Kindle Single, Tom Rachman’s short-story ebook The Bathtub Spy, graduates to our Hall of Fame. (Rachman’s book The Imperfectionists is already a Hall of Famer.)
John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead was a big mover again this month, and Lewis Hyde’s The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World also jumped a few spots.