This weekend, I was reading Publisher’s Weekly and saw a piece about what books have become drastically more popular this year. While sales of Trump’s book The Art of the Deal have dramatically risen (325% increase), most of the other books had to do with with feminism, race, warnings of fascism, and the constitution. It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, has increased sales by twelve thousand percent. Sales of March, the graphic novel John Lewis co-created, increased by over four hundred percent. Sales of The Constitution, Brave New World, Animal Farm, and Fahrenheit 451 have all risen dramatically. This is heartening!
Since the election I’m definitely reading more – even more thrilled than usual to escape the real world into the land of books. In November, I read a lot of romance novels because they were the easiest to lose myself in. Now I’m upping my YA and trying to double my commitment to read diversely. But I’m also trying not to read books that I think will be too sad or depressing since there is so much of that in the real world right now. Have your reading habits changed since the election? I’m super curious. Do you have any suggestions?