With the year coming to a close, we’re getting a tad nostalgic. It’s been a great 12 months for our Top Trending (most tweeted about) books, with wonderful surprises and a flurry of different genres and adventures that have made 2014 anything but boring.
Fancy going back in time for a bit? Strap yourself in for a ride through the first six months in review:
Seems like tweeters were feeling a bit reminiscent at the beginning of the year, bringing #tbt to a whole new level with many mentions of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms (1929).
Simultaneously, users were casting their eyes ahead with a pop culture explosion that manifested itself in the form of books written by Hollywood starlets.
Find it in Everything – Drew Barrymore
The Body Book – Cameron Diaz
Brunette Ambition – Lea Michele
You would think that the month of Valentine’s Day would yield tons of mentions of sappy love stories, written by the likes of Nicholas Sparks or Nora Roberts—but tweeters surprised us with their cravings for dark and twisted paranormal romances, ranging from historical horror love stories to sexy demons.
Donners of the Dead – Karina Halle
Iced – Karen Marie Moning
White Hot Kiss – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Of course, that wasn’t surprising— the film adaptation of Divergent was released in March, while the movie version of Twelve Years a Slave had just won a whopping three Academy Awards.
Success was on everyone’s mind in April, with the Top Trending lists dominated by career oriented and self-help books.
Magical May mostly consisted of novels that touched on the otherworldly. Perhaps the resurrection of J.R.R. Tolkien in the form of a new book had something to do with it.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K. Rowling
The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus) – Rick Riordan
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary – J.R.R. Tolkien
The sunny month of June was all doom and gloom, with a fixation on horror and mystery novels. All three featured books were released during this month, which propelled readers to seek out similar books.
Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King
The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
The Murder Complex – Lindsay Cummings
Have you read any of these novels? If so, what did you think? Drop us a comment to let us know and check in on Wednesday for July through December.