Last week the C.I.A. joined Twitter, this week Game of Thrones author George RR Martin joined the Twitterverse. Though his first tweet acknowledged that he won’t be tweeting much, he already has 111,000 followers. What else is brewing on the book side of the Twittersphere? Well, it turns out that people have been tweeting up a storm about books—namely about a critically-acclaimed dystopian tale and a novel about the lives of orphans. To give you more insight into what’s going viral in the literary world we’re back with our weekly trending books list!
Leading off, the top trending book this week was Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam. The final book in Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy details a post-apocalyptic world occupied by humans, a human-like species called the Crakers, and a prophet named Snowman-the-Jimmy. A New York Times notable book back in 2013, the novel is once again trending after it was announced that the MaddAddam trilogy will be adapted into a HBO television series.
Thought that only “light” books could make good summer beach reads? Then Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train: A Novel, proves that theory wrong. This novel tells the story of an orphan, Molly, and her friendship with Vivian, an older woman who also grew up as an orphan. Will their relationship be a source of therapy for them both? One can only hope…
Chuck Pagano, the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, can add being an author of one of BookVibe’s top trending books to his list of accolades. In Sidelined, Pagano details his battle with leukemia and subsequent return to coaching football to lead the Colts to a 2013 divisional playoff bid. Pagano’s story of “passion and perseverance” would make a great book to give Dad for Father’s Day.
To top off this week’s list is a book that has appeared on many of our past top trending lists—Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel is once again trending due to an article in the July issue of Vanity Fair. The article focuses on how certain literary critics, namely those at the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, are upset that such a “popular’’ book has received so many accolades. Critics can be so childish sometimes!
Well, that’s all for now… to see what other books are trending in your favorite genre check out BookVibes’s weekly trending books page!