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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 January, 2018.

January, 2018

- Reviews -

  1. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  2. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  3. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  4. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  5. Goat Days, Benyamin
  6. Samskara, U.R.Ananthamurthy
  7. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  8. Revolution 2020, Chetan Bhagat
  9. The Legends of Khasak, O.V.Vijayan
  10. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  11. Decolonising the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  12. T Singer, Dag Solstad
  13. Cold Skin, Albert Sánchez Piñol
  14. Dust, Adrián Bravi
  15. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Patrick White (1)
  2. Iain Sinclair (-)
  3. Amélie Nothomb (2)
  4. Murakami Haruki (3)
  5. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (7)


     With traffic down, rather inexplicably, more than 15 per cent at the complete review, year to year, it was a poor January (despite more new reviews being posted than in the same period last year).
     Some new reviews did break into the top 15 -- Dag Solstad ! -- but there were also some surprisingly popular older titles, such as Goat Days and Cold Skin.

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, 2016, and 2017 lists.

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