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.||1.||Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever||2 months|
|2.||2.||This Is How You Lose Her||6 months|
|3.||3.||Tenth of December||2 months|
|4.||4.||An Arrangement of Light||3 months|
|5.||5.||Building Stories||2 months|
|6.||8.||Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story||5 months|
|9.||10.||Telegraph Avenue||6 months|
|10.||7.||Both Flesh and Not||3 months|
With our top five remaining unchanged, the big action in February was the graduation of a pair of books to our Hall of Fame. Gillian Flynn’s juggernaut Gone Girl won over Millions readers with help from Edan Lepucki and Janet Potter’s entertaining tag-team reading of the book in September, though copies were already flying off the shelves in the months prior. Meanwhile, D.T. Max’s Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace was hotly anticipated by Millions readers from the moment the book was announced. We ran an excerpt and interviewed Max.
Our first ebook original, Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever by staff writer Mark O’Connell, stayed atop our list and continues to win praise from readers and critics. An exerpt is available here and you can learn more about the book here.