Hit of the Lits – FRA Top 40
We’ve been running our monthly reader chart here at For Reading Addicts for almost two years and over that time it’s been one of our most popular features. However, in recent months interest in the chart has declined so it’s with regret that we announce that this will be our final monthly Hit of the Lits. We will return with a new format and a new idea at the end of the summer, so if you love this feature then don’t worry too much!
That aside, it’s time for our final Hit of the Lits monthly chart where we share what you’ve loved over the past month with other readers. Thanks to all who joined in and voting for their June favourites, here’s the top 40!
Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow has featured in our charts for several consecutive months now. Set in Moscow in the 1920s the historical fiction came in at number 2 last month and is down one place to number 3 for our chart.
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
The brilliance that is American Gods has just been adapted for television and if you’ve just finished season 1, you’ll know what a true adaptation it is! As such this epic fantasy has featured in our charts for several months now, up four places to number 5 this month.
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad has been one of the most talked about books of the last year, last month it made number 20 in our charts and it’s up 12 places this month and back into our top 10!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
This debut novel has turned out to be one of the hottest books of the summer. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine hit number 11 in our charts last month and is up two places to number 9.
11. The Bone People – Keri Hulme (new)
12. Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson (new)
13. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton (new)
15. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman (new)
16. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara (new)
17. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig (new)
18. Behind her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough (new)
19. A Stranger in the Mirror – Sidney Sheldon (new)
20. Call of the Wild – Jack London (new)
21. Night Shift – Stephen King (new)
22. The Wee Free Men – Terry Pratchett (new)
23. Hillbilly Elegy – J. D Vance (-11)
24. Let’s Take the Long Way Home – Gail Caldwell (-19)
25. A Court of Thorns and Roses Series – Sarah J. Maas (new)
26. A Piece of Cake – Cupcake Brown (new)
27. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman (new)
28. A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab (new)
29. Men at War – Ernest Hemingway (new)
30. Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor (new)
31. A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness (new)
32. Mississippi Blood – Greg Iles (new)
33. Sutton – J. R. Moehringer (new)
34. Animal Farm – George Orwell (new)
35. Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier (new)
36. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami (new)
37. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson (new)
38. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon (new)
39. Captail Correlli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres (new)
40. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerland (new)
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