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.||Train Dreams||6 months|
|2.||8.||A Naked Singularity||2 months|
|3.||2.||Bring Up the Bodies||3 months|
|4.||3.||How to Sharpen Pencils||4 months|
|5.||6.||The Patrick Melrose Novels||2 months|
|6.||5.||The Swerve: How the World Became Modern||4 months|
|7.||4.||New American Haggadah||5 months|
|8.||7.||Visual Storytelling: Inspiring a New Visual Language||4 months|
|9.||9.||Binocular Vision||3 months|
|10.||–||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.