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. We received almost 300 replies last month and almost 100 different book titles were mentioned. 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!
October’s list is a fascinating mix of books with a lot of new titles mentioned; it seems that a lot of you tailor your reads to fit with the seasons and the month of Halloween has had you all looking for a literary scare. I’ll shut up now and leave you to enjoy the full Top 40, including all the ‘movers and shakers’ from last month, here’s the Hit of the Lits, top 40 for October.
Harry Potter – J.K Rowling
Witches and wizards and ghouls Oh my! What better Halloween read than the tale of a young wizard’s battle against evil. The script for The Cursed Child was at number 4 last onth so we’re saying this has moved up 3 places to top spot.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Up eight places this month it seems that the film must have been a huge hit bringing new readers into the fild (including me) and tempting others of you back into a re-read of this trilogy.
Gerald’s Game – Stephen King
The news that Stephen King’s horrific tale of a woman left in an impossibly vulnerable situation has prompted you to either grab a copy or perhaps dust off the one you have sitting on your shelves. A new entry this month.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Another new entry at number eight with Douglas Adams’ brilliantly ridiculous sci fi trilogy in five parts; just remember the answer is 42.