Do Richard and Judy Influence Your Reading Habits?

Richard & Judy announced their Summer Book Club 2011 reads this week: eight books from mysteries and thrillers to period dramas. They’ve also revealed a five-year deal with WH Smith, taking their book club up to 2015.

The writers can expect big sales, as it’s also been revealed this week that the couple’s Spring 2011 list totalled sales of £4.6million. Wowzers. There were 853,000 copies sold, almost twice as many as the TV Book Club list achieved.

The figures alone indicate the huge influence these kinds of lists exert, but do they affect your reading (and buying) habits?

Check out the full list below…

Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
The Confession of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn
The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons
The Poison Tree by Erin Kell
The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller

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