By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we use those numbers to find out what books have been most popular with our readers in recent months. Once a book has been on the list for six months it graduates to our illustrious Hall of Fame. The books you see here are the all-time favorites of Millions readers (a very distinguished bunch).

July 2009

2666 by Roberto Bolaño (at The Millions)
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy (at The Millions)

August 2009

Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey (at The Millions)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (at The Millions)

September 2009

The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker by Matthew Diffee (at The Millions)
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (at The Millions)
Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson (at The Millions)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (at The Millions)

January 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (at The Millions)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (at The Millions)

March 2010

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (at The Millions)

April 2010

Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald (at The Millions)

May 2010

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (at The Millions)

June 2010

The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy (at The Millions)
The Mystery Guest by Gregoire Bouillier (at The Millions)
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (at The Millions)
The Interrogative Mood? by Padgett Powell (at The Millions)

July 2010

Stoner by John Williams (at The Millions)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (at The Millions)

August 2010

Reality Hunger by David Shields (at The Millions)

September 2010

The Big Short by Michael Lewis (at The Millions)

November 2010

Tinkers by Paul Harding (at The Millions)

December 2010

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (at The Millions)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (at The Millions)

January 2011

The Passage by Justin Cronin (at The Millions)
Faithful Place by Tana French (at The Millions)

February 2011

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart (at The Millions)
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (at The Millions)
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (at The Millions, more at The Millions)

March 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue (at The Millions)

June 2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (at The Millions)
Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky (at The Millions)

July 2011

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (at The Millions)
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (at The Millions)

August 2011

The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books edited by C. Max Magee and Jeff Martin (at The Millions)

September 2011

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace (at The Millions)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (at The Millions)

October 2011

Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth (at The Millions)

October 2011

The Enemy by Christopher Hitchens
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (at The Millions)

February 2012

The Bathtub Spy by Tom Rachman

March 2012

The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life by Ann Patchett

April 2012

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

June 2012

Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

August 2012

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

October 2012

How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

November 2012

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

December 2012

A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St Aubyn

February 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max

March 2013

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
NW by Zadie Smith
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

April 2013

Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story

May 2013

An Arrangement of Light by Nicole Krauss

July 2013

Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever by Mark O’Connell
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Arcadia by Lauren Groff

September 2013

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

November 2013

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

December 2013

Taipei by Tao Lin

January 2014

The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes
Fox 8 by George Saunders

March 2014

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

April 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Selected Stories by Alice Munro
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Draw It with Your Eyes Closed by Paper Monument and n+1
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

May 2014

The Circle by Dave Eggers

June 2014

The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro

September 2014

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

November 2014

A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor
Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines by Samantha Hahn

January 2015

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

March 2015

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

April 2015

The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

May 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

June 2015

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

July 2015

Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace

September 2015

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

October 2015

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

December 2015

Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen

January 2016

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

February 2016

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

March 2016

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

April 2016

Slade House by David Mitchell
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

May 2016

The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya

June 2016

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

July 2016

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

August 2016

The Past by Tessa Hadley

September 2016

Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

October 2016

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

November 2016

Zero K by Don DeLillo

December 2016

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

January 2017

Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams

February 2017

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

March 2017

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

April 2017

The Trespasser by Tana French
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

May 2017

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

June 2017

Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
The North Water by Ian McGuire

July 2017

Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

August 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
A Separation by Katie Kitamura
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living edited by Manjula Martin

September 2017

Ill Will by Dan Chaon
American War by Omar El Akkad

October 2017

Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami

December 2017

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

February 2018

The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet
The Changeling by Victor LaValle

April 2018

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

May 2018

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee

June 2018

5-Year Diary by Tamara Shopsin
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

July 2018

Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

August 2018

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

September 2018

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

November 2018

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Lost Empress by Sergio De La Pava

December 2018

The Overstory by Richard Powers

January 2019

There There by Tommy Orange
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

February 2019

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

March 2019

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

April 2019

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

May 2019

Severance by Ling Ma
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Transcription by Kate Atkinson

June 2019

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The William H. Gass Reader by William H. Gass

July 2019

Milkman by Anna Burns
Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer

August 2019

The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms edited by Kim Adrian
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

November 2019

The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth
The New Me by Halle Butler
Normal People by Sally Rooney

January 2020

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

February 2020

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Inland by Téa Obreht

March 2020

Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon

April 2020

The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

May 2020

The Hotel Neversink by Adam O’Fallon Price

June 2020

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino

July 2020

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry

August 2020

The Resisters by Gish Jen
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

September 2020

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

November 2020

Tell it Slant by Brenda Miller (ed.)

December 2020

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

January 2021

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

February 2021

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

March 2021

What You Are Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

April 2021

The Silence by Don DeLillo

May 2021

White Ivy by Susie Yang
Dune by Frank Herbert
Cuyahoga by Pete Beatty

June 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

July 2021

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler

September 2021

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen

October 2021

Subdivision by J. Robert Lennon

December 2021

The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee

January 2022

The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell

March 2022

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

April 2022

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney
Matrix by Lauren Groff
Bewilderment by Richard Powers

May 2022

These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

June 2022

The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgård

July 2022

Ulysses: An Illustrated Edition by James Joyce and Eduardo Arroyo (illustrator)
The Penguin Modern Classics Book by Henry Eliot
When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

August 2022

The Socratic Method: A Practitioner’s Handbook by Ward Farnsworth

October 2022

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt Bell

November 2022

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel