Sunday, February 27, 2011

What Are They Reading on Campuses?

To answer that question, the Chronicle of Higher Education collects information from a number of campus bookstores. Here are the results for January. The data covers hardbacks and paperback trade books. I don’t know if including ebooks would change the results. On the list, I see little in the way of serious fiction or nonfiction. Of course, your definition of those terms may differ from mine.

 

1.

The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson

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2.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson

4


 

3.

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

8


 

4.

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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5.

Sh*t My Dad Says
by Justin Halpern

5


 

6.

Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins

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7.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler

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8.

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin

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9.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
by Jon Stewart

2


 

10.

Assholes Finish First
by Max Tucker

7

 

 

 

 

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