Trending Books, June 16th-June 22nd

The World Cup is entering its knock-out phase and hordes of fans will soon be left with an empty hole in their summer as their team is eliminated! Time to fill the gap with some great books from our weekly trending books list.

The top trending book this week was Daniel Keyes’s classic children’s book Flowers for Algernon. Keyes passed away on June 15th at the age of 86. In the wake of Keyes’s death, many readers decided to revisit the author’s most famous novel, which details the issues faced by the mentally disabled.

For those who are looking for a recently published read (and are also a little sporty)—check out Nate Robinson’s memoir Heart Over Height. Robinson, a point guard for the Denver Nuggets, gives a “behind the scenes” look at his NBA career. The 5’9” Robinson proves that perseverance and hard work are more important than height when trying to succeed as a professional basketball player.

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Memoirs were popular this week as actress Lea Michele’s Brunette Ambition was also a top trending book. This illustrated memoir, which also includes beauty, style, and fashion tips, has been popular among fans of Glee, the television show in which Michele stars in. One Michele super-fan even tweeted that Brunette Ambition was “like her bible.” Now that is quite the stamp of approval!

As usual, our trending list is never complete without the appearance of at least one mystery title. This week, Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm received much discussion on Twitter. The sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm chronicles private detective Cormoran Strike as he attempts to determine who killed a famous novelist. Although Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) lost out on some early sales due to an ongoing battle between Hachette (the book’s publisher) and Amazon, according to Twitter buzz, The Silkworm is just as popular as the books atop the NYTimes Bestseller list.

To see what books are trending in your favorite genre be sure to check out BookVibe trends!

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