Hall of Fame

By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we use those numbers to find out what books have been most popular with our readers in recent months. Once a book has been on the list for six months it graduates to our illustrious Hall of Fame. The books you see here are the all-time favorites of Millions readers (a very distinguished bunch).

July 2009

2666 by Roberto Bolaño (at The Millions)
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy (at The Millions)

August 2009

Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey (at The Millions)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (at The Millions)

September 2009

The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker by Matthew Diffee (at The Millions)
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (at The Millions)
Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson (at The Millions)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (at The Millions)

January 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (at The Millions)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (at The Millions)

March 2010

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (at The Millions)

April 2010

Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald (at The Millions)

May 2010

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (at The Millions)

June 2010

The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy (at The Millions)
The Mystery Guest by Gregoire Bouillier (at The Millions)
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (at The Millions)
The Interrogative Mood? by Padgett Powell (at The Millions)

July 2010

Stoner by John Williams (at The Millions)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (at The Millions)

August 2010

Reality Hunger by David Shields (at The Millions)

September 2010

The Big Short by Michael Lewis (at The Millions)

November 2010

Tinkers by Paul Harding (at The Millions)

December 2010

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (at The Millions)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (at The Millions)

January 2011

The Passage by Justin Cronin (at The Millions)
Faithful Place by Tana French (at The Millions)

February 2011

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart (at The Millions)
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (at The Millions)
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (at The Millions, more at The Millions)

March 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue (at The Millions)

June 2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (at The Millions)
Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky (at The Millions)

July 2011

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (at The Millions)
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (at The Millions)

August 2011

The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books edited by C. Max Magee and Jeff Martin (at The Millions)

September 2011

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace (at The Millions)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (at The Millions)

October 2011

Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth (at The Millions)

October 2011

The Enemy by Christopher Hitchens
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (at The Millions)

February 2012

The Bathtub Spy by Tom Rachman

March 2012

The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life by Ann Patchett

April 2012

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

June 2012

Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

August 2012

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

October 2012

How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

November 2012

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

December 2012

A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St Aubyn

February 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max

March 2013

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
NW by Zadie Smith
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

April 2013

Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story

May 2013

An Arrangement of Light by Nicole Krauss

July 2013

Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever by Mark O’Connell
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Arcadia by Lauren Groff

September 2013

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

November 2013

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

December 2013

Taipei by Tao Lin

January 2014

The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes
Fox 8 by George Saunders

March 2014

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

April 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Selected Stories by Alice Munro
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Draw It with Your Eyes Closed by Paper Monument and n+1
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

May 2014

The Circle by Dave Eggers

June 2014

The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro

September 2014

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

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