he year is almost at an end, and it’s time to do some tallying up.
Specifically, it’s time to see what were the most popular books of 2017.
Various people do a count of this type, and few seem to agree. So, let’s just dive in and look at what Amazon says were the most read titles of the year.
At No. 1 was “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Atwood. At No. 2 was “It” by King. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was No. 3. Number 4 was “A Game of Thrones” by Martin. And at No. 5 was another Rowling book, this one “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
In fact four of the Top 10 are Harry Potter books.
I must say I’m surprised by that. They have been around so long you would think they would have become passe. Not so, though.
Next week we’ll look at some other metrics. So check back.