It’s heartening to discover that topping the list of the bestselling books across all genres and age ranges including fiction and non-fiction last year was the 8th installment in Jeff Kinney’s middle school saga Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Hard Luck. Selling almost 2 million copies in hardback, this heavily illustrated children’s novel outsold Dan Brown, Stephen King, F. Scott Fitzgerald and even Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James.
As is so often the case forthcoming or newly released film adaptations helped spur interest and ultimately sales in both recent novels like Kinney’s as well as old chestnuts such as Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
To help celebrate this year’s Book Week, we asked all Cabra College staff to nominate 10 books they’d take with them on a long space journey. We had dozens of responses and after collating the results we came up with the list below.
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Check the list below to see the most popular titles from several hundred staff picks, organised in order of popularity.
A previously unpublished short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the famed author of The Great Gatsbyhas finally been published by the magazine that originally rejected it 76 years ago. The current editor of The New Yorker magazinewasted no time in publishing the story which was unearthed amongst his belongings by his grandchildren and resubmitted.