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Visualizing all the weekly Top-10 bestselling book covers from 2000-2011 (ifweassume.com)
33 points by nreece 1848 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite



How depressing to see what the top 10 top 10 consists of. At least it shows that high schooler's are reading books, or less encouragingly, that the general public has high school reading levels.

The actual 'bricks', the visualization, seemed to me not to have any actual value. The charts and tables were useful but the bricks carried no signal.


Top ten lists are always awful. Even John Peel said that his "Festive Fifty" was lousy, and that people should look at the music in the 51-100 positions.

[1] (http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/festive50.htm)


Shouldn't the general public have high school reading levels?


> How depressing to see what the top 10 top 10 consists of. At least it shows that high schooler's are reading books, or less encouragingly, that the general public has high school reading levels.

What are some examples of fiction books that you would find non-depressing if they were on the list?


agreed. The only perceptual signal was due to the overwhelming dominance of certain specific titles.


Nice, but is there a way to view the big picture (with all the bricks for 2000-2011) in a size where you can actually which books are on it?




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