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The Haunting of Hill House is the most talked about book this week, as the result of both the exceptional and terrifying writing of Shirley Jackson circa 1959… and also because it was part of a lyric hunt by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
You might also want to check out the second place trending book…when it comes out! The anticipated fifth and final book in the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus, scores a top trending spot months before release. They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but if the Author of the Lightning Thief has anything to say about it, five times could be a charm.
Which brings us to Hop on Pop, or the scourge of parents everywhere, if you’re to believe the unnamed complainant to the Toronto Public Library, who lodged an official complaint that the 1963 book by Dr. Seuss “encourages children to use violence against their fathers.” The complainant asked the book be banned and the library “issue an apology to fathers in the GTA and pay for damages resulting from the book.” The library has declined to take action on the matter.
When you’re done enjoying the top 10 list, check out a couple categories. Over in Best Food and Wine Books, the top honor goes to Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond. Meanwhile over in the best of Self-Help we’ve got Andrew Solomon’s winner of the 2014 Wellcome Book Prize, Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity. And following close is Ryan Holiday’s ‘The Obstacle Is the Way”, which saw a quick surge of buzz after being selected for Tim Ferriss’s Book Club.
All this and more in this week’s Bookvibe Trending!