14 hours ago
Sunday, December 30, 2018
I wrote about book lists for 2018 here; but here's yet another. This one is for the books that sold the most copies in 2018.
You won't be surprised to find that a hefty number have to do with how to lose weight or how to eat some specific sort of food which will magically make you a better person. I think many people are replacing religion with food cults. Which, okay, I guess. Better an obsession with your diet than an obsession with heresy.
I've read only a few of these books, so I can't speak to whether this list has anything to do with quality. I'm dubious that we can use capitalism to decide what a good book is, however. And I will say that the books I've read from the list weren't anything special.