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 September.
|1.||1.||A Naked Singularity||4 months|
|2.||2.||Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace||2 months|
|4.||–||Telegraph Avenue||1 month|
|5.||–||This Is How You Lose Her||1 month|
|6.||3.||Bring Up the Bodies||5 months|
|7.||5.||The Swerve: How the World Became Modern||6 months|
|8.||7.||Gone Girl||2 months|
|9.||4.||How to Sharpen Pencils||6 months|
|10.||6.||The Patrick Melrose Novels||4 months|
Millions readers know: we had been looking ahead to September as a big month for books for quite some time, with new titles arriving from three of the biggest names working in literary fiction working today. We reviewed all three books and all three landed high up in our Top Ten this month with NW by Zadie Smith (our review) besting Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (our review) and This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz (our review).
A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava remains in our top spot (don’t miss Garth Hallberg‘s profile of La Pava from June), and D.T. Max’s biography Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace holds on to the second spot (read the book’s opening paragraphs). Dropping off our list are New American Haggadah (just missing our Hall of Fame), A Hologram for the King, and Binocular Vision (read our interview with author Edith Pearlman)