The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 25 – 29, 2016

Let’s take a look back at the week that was, here on Book Riot.

For those of you who are not familiar with Myers-Briggs, it’s a personality profiling system based on Jung’s typological theory that was developed by Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. In the Myers-Briggs typeology system, there are sixteen personality types consisting of four letters: E for extrovert or I for introvert, S for sensor or N for intuitive, T for thinker or F for feeler, and P for perceiver or J for judger. You can read more about Myers-Briggs here and find books about it here. Just for fun, here are the Myers-Briggs types of a whole lot of fictional characters. (For more MBTI fun, check out my post “The Myers-Briggs Types of 101 Famous Authors.”)

from The Myers-Briggs Types of 202 Fictional Characters by Kate Scott


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from 20 Literary Valentine’s Day Cards for Bookish Hearts by Jamie Canves


Luckily for adrenaline junkies like me there are some excellent creepy podcasts happening out there in the internet fields. Top quality fiction for free, and in chunks that you can easily listen to in a before bed or in nice warm bath (human entrails optional). I’ve picked out three of the best below, but if you’ve got more horror fiction you think I should be scaring my dog with please let me know in the comments.

from 3 Pee-Your-Pants Horror Podcasts by Rachel Weber


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from Bookish Threads for Plus Size Ladies by Kelly Jensen


The first and most obvious thing is just how amazingly popular The Girl on the Train was last year. I mean, it’s just ridiculous. Paula Hawkins’ thriller got just a little less that double the votes of the second most popular book not just in its category, but any book in the poll, in any of the categories.

Here is the breakdown of votes for the top books in each of the seven categories examined (there are 20 categories total in the Goodreads Choice Awards, I chose to look at the most general).

from A Deeper Look at the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards by Johann Thorsson


Here at the Riot, we frequently compare notes as to books, planners, apps, and techniques on how best to get things done. I thought it was high time we shared some of our favorites with you!

from Show Me Your Planners: Favorite Productivity Books & Tools by Jenn Northington

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