5 Most Popular Books of the Month: November, 2016

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Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

We love to geek out with stats, and what could be better than using them to see which books Book Riot readers were most interested in? Below are the five most-purchased titles from the previous month.

rad-american-women1. Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl’s Rad American Women A-Z, a collection of radical women throughout history that includes resources for how you, yourself, can take action. –Steph Auteri, A Social Justice Reading List for Those Who Want to Rise Up


a-is-for-activist2. A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara

I’m channeling some of my fury into helping here and now, into donating and volunteering, but the rest of it I’m pouring into my kids – into raising fierce little feminist killjoys, unrepentant SJWs, the nastiest little women. This is never happening again on my watch. –Raych Krueger, Social Justice Picture Books!

we-should-all-be-feminists-by-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie3. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

For countless women, Trump’s victory is a harsh reminder of how often our experiences with sexism and societal inequality are brushed aside or met with disbelief. This book reminds us that we’re not alone. –Erin Burba, 11 Books to Help Us Make It Through a Trump Presidency


princess-diarist4. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia talking about banging Han Solo behind the scenes? WHY WOULDN’T YOU READ THIS? –Rachel Weber, Peek Over Our Shoulders





vicious-circle5. Vicious Circle by Elle E. Ire

For me, sci-fi romance is the ultimate escapist genre. You get to actually leave our planet, plus hotties abound! Add in two of my favorite elements (girl assassin and bisexual heroine) and you’ve got a delightfully kickass book. –Sarah Nicolas, 45+ Book Cures for Your Post-Election Hangover