Hit of the Lits – FRA Top 40
Every month we run a poll on site asking you for your favourite reads for the previous month, a kind of bookish top of the pops. This month we were inundated with over 500 replies and from them over 150 book suggestions. As always, according to your votes we’ve whittled that down to a Top 40 Hit of the Lits, and we have that here for you now!
I love to read old favourites as Autumn rolls in, and it would seem I’m not the only one as this month’s chart is full of old favourites! Here they all are, including all the ‘movers and shakers’ from last month, so without further ado, here’s the Hit of the Lits, top 40 for September.
Night – Elie Wiesel
The world lost a great man this year with the death of Elie Wiesel, but one positive is that his death is putting his books on lots of TBR piles. Straight in at number 5 this month is Night by Elie Wiesel, a beautiful and tragic Holocaust memoir.
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
I think at any given moment, a handful of people from our community will be reading, or rereading The Book Thief! It didn’t make the top 40 last month but the beautiful WWII story is back in the top ten this month!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
After the movie opened this month, we’re not at all surprised to see the magical Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in the top ten this month! Down from number 3 last month into 10th place this September.
12. The Light Between the Oceans – M. L Stedman (New)
13. Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon (New)
14. Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly (new)
15. The Passage – Justin Cronin (New)
16. A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny (New)
17. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch (New)
18. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes (+22)
19. The Kept Woman – Karin Slaughter (New)
20. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith (New)
21. The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton (New)
22. Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas (New)
23. Shantaram – David Gregory Roberts (+12)
24. Discovery of Witches Trilogy – Deborah Harkness (New)
25. 1984 – George Orwell (New)
26. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (New)
27. Burial Rights – Kristin Hannah (New)
28. Nine Women, One Dress – Jane L. Rosen (New)
29. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (New)
30. Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett (New)
31. Home – Harlan Coben (New)
32. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (New)
33. The Taming of the Queen – Phillipa Gregory (New)
34. The Stand – Stephen King (New)
35. Fallen – Lauren Kate (New)
36. How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran (New)
37. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (-14)
38. Butterfly Garden – Dot Hutchinson (New)
39. The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd (New)
40. A Hundred Names – Cecilia Ahern (New)