Tumblr’s Top 20 Books of 2016

By March 17, 2017Literature, News

Tumblr’s fandoms can be intense and fiercely loyal; from the hit TV series Supernatural to the magical world of Harry Potter, the fans blog and reblog their most-loved moments within their favourite fictional worlds. Books are so popular on Tumblr that they have earned their own tag- Booklr- where bookish friends come together. There we discuss our favourite books, post pictures of our latest reads, and blog about classic and modern literature.

The Tumblr elves have been hard at work exploring the posts and tags within them, to create lists of the Top 20 most popular and most discussed books on Tumblr. Let us show you what they have found…




1. Harry Potter Series- J. K. Rowling

It should come of no surprise J.K and her wizardy crew is at the top of the list!

Harry Potter Series US

Harry Potter Series UK

2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians- Rick Riordan

Percy and his friends have a devoted following.

Percy Jackson Series US

Percy Jackson Series UK

3. The Raven Cycle Series- Maggie Stiefvater

This urban fantasy series is up one place from last year!

Raven Cycle Series US

Raven Cycle Series UK

4. The Mortal Instruments Series- Cassandra Clare

Another set of young adult fantasy novels proves popular.

Mortal Instruments Series US

Mortal Instruments Series UK

5. The Captive Prince Trilogy- C. S. Pacat

An erotic fantasy trilogy that will certainly whet your appetite…

Captive Prince Trilogy US

Captive Prince Trilogy UK

6. A Song of Ice and Fire Series- George R. R. Martin

Down 3 places from last year, this series is still going strong though!

Song of Ice and Fire Series US

Song of Ice and Fire Series UK

7. A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J. Maas

This mythical sequel is new in the Tumblr charts and is a couple of places above it’s predecessor…

A Court of Mist and Fury US

A Court of Mist and Fury UK

8. The Foxhole Court (All For The Game Series)- Nora Sakavic

These intriguing books are proving a hit with young adults.

The Foxhole Court US

The Foxhole Court UK

9. The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire- Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Dan and Phil bring us this delightfully funny book to tickle your funny bone.

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire US

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire UK

10. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

This classic seems to be sticking around for a good while yet!

Pride and Prejudice US

Pride and Prejudice UK



11. The Throne of Glass Series- Sarah J. Maas

12. The Trials of Apollo Series- Rick Riordan

13. Carry On- Rainbow Rowell

14. The Warriors Series- Author Collective

15. Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo

16. The Infernal Devices Series- Cassandra Clare

17. The Lunar Chronicles Series- Marissa Meyer

18. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard- Rick Riordan

19. Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare

20. Wreck This Journal- Keri Smith




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