Want to know what our customers have been buying over the last couple Octobers?

Here are the top October sellers from BetterWorldBooks.com during the last couple of years.  Wait, wait, first try to guess.  Did you guess something spooky?  The answer may terrify and/or not-at-all-terrify you.

To Kill a Mockingbird

In October 2011:

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  3. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
  4. A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  6. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  8. Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  9. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
So, varying degrees of terrifying-ness in 2011.  Let’s try one year farther back.  Maybe in 2010 we were reading scarier stuff?


I, Alex CrossIn October 2010:
  1. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  4. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  5. A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
  6. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch and Sheila McGraw
  7. Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals: A Guide to Successful Evaluations by James E. Neal
  8. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah’s Book Club) by Sidney Poitier
  9. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. The Shack by William Paul Young
Overall, we were clearly into some darker stuff in 2010, as #7 will attest.

A few days ago, you gave us your scary book suggestions on Facebook.  What are you reading this October?  And how scary would you rate it on a scale of one to Eat, Pray, Love?

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