Trending Books, May 26th-June 1st

Breaking Bad may be the most tweeted TV show (according to Nielsen) but it’s books that have been setting Twitter alight this week! Want to know which titles have been leading the way? We’ve got you covered. To help you discover which protagonists are rivaling Walter White’s virality in the literary world we’re back with our weekly trending books list!

The highest trending book this week was Maya Angelou’s autobiographyI Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Angelou, the lauded poet, civil rights activist, and author, passed away on May 28th at the age of 86. Writers, celebrities, politicians, and others took to Twitter to mourn her death and celebrate her most famous work. Rest in peace, Dr. Angelou.

For new releases, we welcome Cassandra Clare’s City of Heavenly Fire -the sixth and final book in Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. The YA urban fantasy novel details the “Shadowhunters” in their effort to ward off evil demons. Who knows if the Shadowhunters will succeed, but at least they were once trending on Twitter!

It’s YA all the way as John Green’s love story The Fault in Our Stars builds on its huge buzz from last week to enter the trending charts again. Fans have been reading and re-reading the book ahead of the June 6 film release. However, neither the novel nor the film is for the faint of heart. Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch tweeted that the film was a “tear-jerker”—we didn’t think that guy would ever shed a tear!

Another love story—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah—resurfaces in our Top 10. Critically acclaimed following its release last year, Americanah is trendy once again following the announcement that Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o will star in a film adaptation of the novel.

The list would not be complete without a laugh-out-loud read and this week we look no further than Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, which takes eighth place on our trending list. If you liked Tina Fey’s Bossypants we’re sure you’ll say “yes please” to Poehler’s memoir.

Check out Bookvibe Trends to see what other books are trending in your favorite genre!

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