The Fault in Our Stars Named Most Popular Book Within The Twittersphere

By Maryann Yin 

tfioscoverBookVibe has examined 80 million Twitter posts from the past 12 months. Quartz reports that the data shows that the most popular book on the Twittersphere is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Green’s hit young adult novel was mentioned in 1.2 million tweets. The books that made it onto the top 10 list are a mix of recently published hit titles and classic icons of literature; several of them have inspired highly successful film adaptations.

According to the article, “recent research suggests that film adaptations of books have the ability to influence people to read, so while critics may bemoan the latest adaptation of a book for the silver screen, the halo effect does increase the book’s readership which, at the end of it all, is exactly what the author wants.” Below, we’ve featured the full top 10 list—what do you think?

The 10 Most Popular Books on Twitter in 2014

(01) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (1,200,000 tweets)

(02) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (400,000 tweets)

(03) Looking for Alaska by John Green (150,000 tweets)

(04) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (90,000 tweets)

(05) Hannibal by Thomas Harris (80,000 tweets)

(06) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (70,000 tweets)

(07) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (60,000 tweets)

(08) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (50,000 tweets)

(09) 1984 by George Orwell (40,000 tweets)

(10) Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (40,000 tweets)