Things in Print Thursday :: money talks (about coming of age novels0

3 Dec

The top 20 of Amazon’s current (current) Best Sellers list in the Coming of Age category.  Some titles appear more than once because of the list including multiple formats.

  1. Before Goodbye (Mimi Cross): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  2. The King of Taksim Square (Ermah Serbes): Turkish heterosexual male protagonist.
  3. What She Left Behind (Ellen Marie Wiseman): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  4. Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline): Penobscot Indian female heterosexual protagonist.
  5. Eighteen (18) (JA Huss): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  6. Gateway to Fourline (Pam Brondos): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  7. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  8. Wrong (Jana Aston): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  9. Joyland (Stephen King): white heterosexual male protagonist.
  10. Take Me With You (Catherine Ryan Hyde): white heterosexual male protagonist.
  11. Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline): Penobscot Indian female heterosexual protagonist.
  12. The Complete Unspoken Series (A Lexy Beck): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  13. The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt): white heterosexual male protagonist.
  14. The Game Plan (Kristen Callihan): white heterosexual male protagonist.
  15. Backstage Pass (Elizabeth Nelson): white heterosexual male and female protagonists.
  16. The Story of a New Name (Elena Ferrante): Neapolitan heterosexual female protagonist.
  17. A Little Life (Henry Yanagihara): white heterosexual male protagonist.
  18. A Little Life (Henry Yanagihara): white heterosexual male protagonist.
  19. Waiting for Us (Dawn Stanton): white heterosexual female protagonist.
  20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky): white male heterosexual protagonist.

Apparently, white heterosexual romance sells.  Ugh.

–your fangirl heroine.

hm

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