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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in December, 2016.

December, 2016

- Reviews -

  1. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  2. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  3. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  4. Decolonising the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  5. Samskara, U.R.Ananthamurthy
  6. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  7. Thus Bad Begins, Javier Marías
  8. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  9. White Chameleon, Christopher Hampton
  10. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  11. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  12. The Evenings, Gerard Reve
  13. Cronopios and Famas, Julio Cortázar
  14. Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection, Kalidasa
  15. Anowa, Ama Ata Aidoo

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Patrick White (1)
  2. Geoff Dyer (4)
  3. Naguib Mahfouz (-)
  4. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (3)
  5. Murakami Haruki (6)


     A surprising surge in traffic at the complete review in December, even through the traditionally slow Christmas-New Year's season.
     Good to see new reviews doing well, with two cracking the top fifteen and quite a few more just beyond that.

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists.

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