The Best and Worst of May

I’m going to try something new here.  On the first of every month, I’ll recap my most viewed and least viewed posts in case you’re curious as to what people are actually looking at on my site.  So here are the five best posts last month:

1.  Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

2.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

3.  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

4.  Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

5.  Specials by Scott Westerfeld

I’m actually not at all surprised this time, aside from the fact that Flowers for Algernon has surpassed my popular cheat-sheet on allusions for The Hunger Games novel study.  But it’s not really all that surprising since Flowers for Algernon is another popular novel study book.  It probably won’t stay on top in June because school is going out.  Now, here are the worst posts of May (excluding site announcements):

1.  Run Like Jager by Karen Bass

2.  Scroll of Saqqara by Pauline Gedge

3.  The Many Diseases Found in Fiction (YA Fiction in Particular)

4.  The Seven Songs of Merlin by T. A. Barron

5.  Seer of Egypt by Pauline Gedge

Again, not really surprising, but notice that two out of the five books are by Pauline Gedge.  I guess both she and ancient Egypt aren’t nearly as popular as I thought.


  1. Grace

    Cool idea! I’ve also found that I’ve got one or two posts that seem to be popular with people looking for help with their homework, lol.

    • Carrie Slager

      Well The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome in which I discuss all of the allusions in The Hunger Games is very popular. It’s been number one every month but this one.

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