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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.
     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in October, 2022.

October, 2022

- Reviews -

  1. Three Days and a Life, Pierre Lemaitre
  2. Noli Me Tangere, José Rizal
  3. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  4. Simple Passion, Annie Ernaux
  5. A Man's Place , Annie Ernaux
  6. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka
  7. Happening, Annie Ernaux
  8. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  9. Heartpiece (Herzstück), Heiner Müller
  10. Cleaned Out, Annie Ernaux
  11. A Girl's Story, Annie Ernaux
  12. Grey Bees, Andrey Kurkov
  13. Fifty Forgotten Books, R.B. Russell
  14. The Years, Annie Ernaux
  15. The Last Chairlift, John Irving

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Annie Ernaux (4)
  2. Patrick White (2)
  3. Murakami Haruki (3)
  4. Amélie Nothomb (5)
  5. Hilary Mantel (1)


     October at the complete review was significantly impacted if not totally dominated by Annie Ernaux's Nobel win, with her author page having the best showing for any author page in years, and her books well-represented among the most-viewed reviews. Traffic is always good in Nobel-month, and it was up some sixty per cent over last year.
     For all the Ernaux-siccess it was another surprise -- the Lemaitre -- that vaulted to the top of the bestseller list, for reasons that are not entirely clear.

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 lists.

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