Sunday, 4 June 2017

Day 4 - Most popular titles and authors in #yamatterschallenge

I know you're all wondering which book was featured most prominently in the #yamatterschallenge, so here it is...

Yes, I'm sure it's no surprise to anybody that Harry Potter made the top spot. It's never failed to be massively popular, and applies to many of the daily themes in the challenge. It was posted a total number of 27 times across the month.

As for the rest of the titles, here's the next twenty:

1stHarry Potter Series - Rowling
2ndWords in Deep Blue - Crowley
3rdLaurinda - Pung
4thIlluminae - Kaufman / Kristoff
5thThe Sidekicks - Kostakis
6th
Summer Skin - Eagar
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf - Kwaymullina
7thStarbound Trilogy - Kaufman / Spooner
8th
Begin, End, Begin. A #Love OZYA Anthology
Clancy of the Undertow - Currie
9th
Frankie - Plozza
I'll Give You the Sun - Nelson
When Michael met Mina - Abdel-Fattah
10th
Looking for Alibrandi - Marchetta
On the Jellicoe Rd - Marchetta
The Flywheel - Gough
The Hunger Games - Collins
11th
Tomorrow when the war began series - Marsden
Wildlife - Wood
Zeroes - Westerfeld, Lanagan, Biancotti

Now there's a great reading list right there! Best of all, other than Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, they're all Australian YA literature. To see the full table of raw data (and see how the other books fared) see the table here.

However, I was also curious to see which author was featured most prominently over the month. After the painstaking task of re-counting everything by author, there was one author who stood out from the rest... Melina Marchetta - whose books were featured a total of 42 times! The other top authors were:

1stMelina Marchetta
2nd
Jay Kristoff
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Jaclyn Moriarty
3rdMargo Lanagan
4thJ.K. Rowling
5th
Amie Kaufman
Ambellin Kwaymullina
6thGarth Nix
7thCath Crowley
8th
Fiona Wood
John Marsden
9thAlice Pung
10th
John Green
David Levithan
Lili Wilkinson
I've also prepared an extensive (but not comprehensive!) list of the top authors here.

So, any big surprises here? Anybody that you think was tragically missed? I'll definitely be using this list to top up my to-read list for the next time I visit the library / book store...