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 August.
|2.||9.||The Pioneer Detectives||2 months|
|3.||5.||Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk||6 months|
|4.||2.||Stand on Zanzibar||6 months|
|5.||4.||The Orphan Master’s Son||4 months|
|6.||3.||The Middlesteins||6 months|
|7.||10.||Fox 8||2 months|
|8.||8.||Visitation Street||2 months|
|9.||6.||The Interestings||2 months|
|10.||–||Night Film||1 month|
Tao Lin’s Taipei remains in our top spot. (For more on the book’s success in our Top Ten, take a look at my commentary on June’s list.) Meanwhile, our Millions Original The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes surges into the second spot and continues to win rave reviews from readers. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain was also a mover, landing in the third spot as it nears graduation to our illustrious Hall of Fame.
Pessl bumps Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell from the Top Ten (at least for now).