Bestseller Stat Shot
Summer: time to take a trip, hit the beach, relax a bit, and, for many thousands of students across America, work through a summer reading list. Indeed, sales of American classic novels—the kind that often appear on summer reading lists—are trending upward, but they aren’t the only books to enjoy a seasonal boost: Harper Perennial’s updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor (originally published in 2003) has been quietly climbing the trade paperback list all summer, and this week it sits at #10. Here is a selection of this week’s most popular classics.
|To Kill a Mockingbird||Harper Lee||Mass Market||8,540||30%|
|Fahrenheit 451||Ray Bradbury||Trade Paper||7,897||19%|
|Lord of the Flies||William Golding||Mass Market||6,556||30%|
|1984||George Orwell||Mass Market||6,432||14%|
|The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald||Trade Paper||6,048||34%|
|The Catcher in the Rye||J.D. Salinger||Mass Market||5,320||19%|
|Animal Farm||George Orwell||Mass Market||4,783||33%|
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