The Millions Top Ten: July 2012

August 1, 2012 | 15 books mentioned 2 min read

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.

Title On List
1. 1. cover Train Dreams 6 months
2. 8. cover A Naked Singularity 2 months
3. 2. cover Bring Up the Bodies 3 months
4. 3. cover How to Sharpen Pencils 4 months
5. 6. cover The Patrick Melrose Novels 2 months
6. 5. cover The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 4 months
7. 4. cover New American Haggadah 5 months
8. 7. cover Visual Storytelling: Inspiring a New Visual Language 4 months
9. 9. cover Binocular Vision 3 months
10. cover A Hologram for the King 1 month

Denis Johnson’s Pulitzer finalist Train Dreams is our number one for a second month in a row, while A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava (profiled by Garth Hallberg) leaps six spots to number two, putting it in good shape to be next month’s number one when Train Dreams graduates to our Hall of Fame. Our lone debut, meanwhile, Is Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King. Eggers is no stranger to our lists. Zeitoun was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2010, while The Wild Things had a brief run in the Top Ten in late 2009. The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus drops off the list after a one-month stint.

Other Near Misses: How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life, Leaving the Atocha Station, Gone Girl, and Broken Harbor. See Also: Last month’s list.

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