One more data-driven post, and then we’re back to our regular programming. Honest.
I’m a data junkie, and as such, I’ve been watching the summer reading numbers all summer. I only have the skills to track so much information, but I can definitely tell which books readers are clicking on and which books readers are buying. I thought you might also be interested in hearing which books were the most popular summer reading picks this summer.
As far as reading guide categories were concerned, it was no contest: breezy novels and gripping novels left the rest of the pack in the dust. (If you love to root for the underdog, foodie memoirs should have been your summer pick.)
Today I’m sharing the most popular books on the blog this summer, measured by outbound clicks. Are you surprised? I sure was. Although it doesn’t make me a teeny bit sad to think of all of you reading all of these books.
MOST POPULAR BOOKS FROM THE SUMMER READING GUIDE:
In the second of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, which can be read in any order, detective Cassie Maddux is pulled off her current beat and sent to investigate a murder. When she arrives at the scene, she finds the victim looks just like her, and—even more creepy—she was using an alias that Cassie used in a previous case. The victim was a student, and her boss talks her into trying to crack the case by impersonating her, explaining to her friends that she survived the attempted murder. The victim lived with four other students in a strangely intimate, isolated setting, and as Cassie gets to know them, liking them almost in spite of herself, her boundaries—and loyalties—begin to blur. A taut psychological thriller that keeps you guessing till the end.More info →
THE MOST POPULAR NON-SUMMER READING GUIDE PICKS ON THE BLOG THIS SUMMER
What were your favorite books of the summer? Please share in comments.