Data from last month’s reddit comments is in, here’s the analysis of books shared on reddit in November 2021.
(And quickly before we get started, Reddit Reads gained a bunch of new users in the last week so welcome everyone!)
First up, as always, are the books that were mentioned in a comment for the first time in November. Usually these are new releases, though sometimes old books making a revival pop up.
For the 4th month in a row, a gay romance novel takes the top spot. The jungle theme of this month's Wed to the Barbarian is little more vanilla than October's ice hockey inspired Puck Drills & Quick Thrills and August's bovine-based Morning Glory Milking Farm. Thankfully, we have the backpacker-snowman romance Yuri & the Yeti too this month for more adventurous readers.
Love Life Walk are the memoirs of Steve Fugate, who has walked across the US 8 times wearing a "Love Life" sign. The book was self-published in back in 2016, but was mentioned a few times recently in a r/nextfuckinglevel post about Steve's journey and positive message.
Rounding out the new books is the first Christmas novel I've seen in the results this year (Duke, Actually), a programming book, and Red Roulette about the Chinese Communist Party. There's also San Fransicko - Why Progressives Ruin Cities from the climate-change denying author of Apocalypse Never.
Reddit’s most-mentioned books don’t change much month-to-month, and November is no exception:
There are some more interesting books outside this month’s top six: here’s a few that caught my eye.
How to Blow Up a Pipeline is largely what it sounds like: a manifesto arguing that peaceful non-destructive protest isn't enough to fight climate change.
The beautifully-illustrated Immune is a guide to the immune system written by the creator of Kurzgesagt (which is also well worth checking out).
There are 4 new subreddits in the Reddit Reads dataset: these subreddits may have been around for a while, but only now have enough data for statistically significant results.
r/LateStageCapitalism is a group critical of capitalism:
r/TheMotte is a little less scrutable: the subreddit consists of some thoughtful discussion, but the book recommendations seem to have a slight red pill lean to them:
Finally, I feel books give a great overview to new hobbies. Here’s r/Ceramics
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