Hit of the Lits – FRA Top 40
Every month we ask our For Reading Addicts community for their favourite reads for our monthly chart and this month we received many replies from the community and had a whopping 180 books suggested. From that list, and according to your votes we have a Top 40 Books for May and as always it’s a mixed bag.
Here, including all the movers and shakers from April’s Top 40 is the FRA Top 40 Books for May. Last month we saw The Road to Little Dribbling at the number 1 spot but it didn’t even make the top 40 this month. Let’s see what we have!
The Girl With All The Gifts – M. R Carey
Another new entry at Number 2 with the original take on zombie fiction, The Girl With All The Gifts. This has been a particular favourite in our book club this month, no doubt accounting for many votes.
A Game of Thrones – G. R. R. Martin
No doubt spurred on by the popularity of the television show it seems new readers are still picking up the Song of Ice and Fire series. Games of Thrones is a new entry at Number 4, and Clash of Kings also got a mention for this poll.
The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
I really love this new detective series from J. K Rowling, and it seems you do too as two of the three books make our Top 40 this month. The Cuckoo’s Calling is a new entry at Number 9.
11. Winter – Marissa Meyer (New)
13. Defending Jacob – William Landay (New)
14. The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen (New)
15. The Thirteenth Tale – Diana Setterfield (New)
16. Girl Waits with Gun – Amy Stewart (New)
17. Any Human Heart – William Boyd (New)
19. Geek Love – Katharine Dunn (New)
20. I am the Messenger – Marcus Zusak (New)
21. The Last Mile – David Baldacci (New)
22. The Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas (New)
23. Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig (New)
24. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (New)
25. By the Piedra River – Paulo Coelho (New)
26. Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (New)
27. The Gentleman Bastards – Scott Lynch (New)
28. Moby Dick – Hermann Melville (New)
29. Life of Pi – Yann Martel (New)
30. The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle (New)
31. Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling (New)
32. Looking for Alaska – John Green (New)
33. Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter (New)
34. Disclaimer – Renee Knight (New)
35. Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Jundera (New)
36. About the Donner Party – Daniel James Brown (New)
37. The Widow – Fiona Barton (+2)
38. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart (New)
39. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini (New)
40. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee (New)