The Millions Top Ten: November 2020

December 15, 2020 | 3 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 November.

This Month Last Month   Title On List
1. cover White Ivy 1 month
2. 6. cover The Silence 4 months
3. 2. cover Utopia Avenue 5 months
4. 7. cover Cuyahoga 2 months
5. 3. cover The Vanishing Half 4 months
6. 4. cover Sharks in the Time of Saviors
6 months
7. 5. cover Death in Her Hands 6 months
8. 9. cover What Are You Going Through 2 months
9. cover Dune: Book 1 1 month
10. 10. cover All My Mother’s Lovers 5 months

It’s a bit striking that Millions writers have not tackled White Ivy in full, the most purchased book of the past month. They have also not written about The Silence (at least not wholly about it). Evidently these are books that sell without our imprimatur. They top this month’s list.

I’ve had a hard time tracking down reviews of the books in this month’s Top Ten. Here’s where I’d usually insert a quote about a book I’d just highlighted. Here’s where I’d throw in a pithy line to make you want more.

Here is where I’d tell you that we’d covered a few of these hotly anticipated titles in our Great Book Preview. I’d share some lines from their blurbs to pique your interest.

Then I’d throw in a paragraph here about some other aspects of the list, like whether a newcomer has joined its ranks. I’d write a line about whether a book ascended to the Hall of Fame. This is all pretty straightforward.

But for the most part this month’s list is similar to last month’s, so we can dispense with the custom until next time. For now, here we are, the month the vaccine’s been authorized. Let’s check in after a couple weeks when we’re close to getting our shots, when Year in Reading has concluded, and when more spots open up.

This month’s near misses included: Vesper Flights, Disappearing Earth, Just Like You, and Summer. See Also: Last month’s list.

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