Counting down our most popular writing articles of 2018

See our readers' picks for the top 10 most popular articles, essays, and features of the year.

1. The top 5 best-selling novels of 2018 (so far)

Perhaps the biggest surprise on our list is that this mid-2018 list of best-selling novels performed so well, especially when book sale coverage abounds in oodles of publications. But the top-selling books of the year are almost always nonfiction or children’s books: Novels rarely make the top 5, 10, or even top 20 best-selling titles of the year. Recently, we updated the article with the best-selling novels actually published in 2018 – and you may find the results surprise you.