Bestseller Stat Shot

Summer: time to take a trip, hit the beach, relax a bit, and, for many thousands of students across America, work through a summer reading list. Indeed, sales of American classic novels—the kind that often appear on summer reading lists—are trending upward, but they aren’t the only books to enjoy a seasonal boost: Harper Perennial’s updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor (originally published in 2003) has been quietly climbing the trade paperback list all summer, and this week it sits at #10. Here is a selection of this week’s most popular classics.

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Mass Market 8,540 30%
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Trade Paper 7,897 19%
Lord of the Flies William Golding Mass Market 6,556 30%
1984 George Orwell Mass Market 6,432 14%
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Trade Paper 6,048 34%
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger Mass Market 5,320 19%
Animal Farm George Orwell Mass Market 4,783 33%

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