New research from ComRes shows that Harper Lee has been leading the way on what MPs have been reading this summer. The survey of 152 Members of Parliament found that her new novel Go Set a Watchman is the book most likely to be on the summer reading lists of MPs, while the original To Kill a Mockingbird is the second most popular book with parliamentarians. Go Set a Watchman topped the list for both Conservative and Labour MPs and follows her domination of the public bestsellers lists this summer.
Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series comes in third on the list of books on MPs’ reading lists, followed by Alan Johnson’s Please, Mister Postman in fourth. This follows his success with This Boy, which was the second most popular book on MPs’ summer reading lists when it was released in 2013. Finally, with a new intake of MPs entering the House following the General Election, Paul Flynn’s How to be an MP wraps up the top five.
|1||Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee)|
|2||To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)|
|3||Jack Reacher series (Lee Child)|
|4||Please, Mister Postman (Alan Johnson)|
|5||How to be an MP (Paul Flynn)|