Looking at the bestsellers in the US, I'm often amazed/impressed with how, seemingly, engaged people are with current issues. Recently ObamaCare was a big topic in the top ten, now we have Control - a look at gun laws - at the top of the charts. Further down, we've still got Lean In featuring in the top ten. A colleague gave me a little overview of this when I saw she was reading it recently. The gist, as far as I understand it, is that it's simple enough to be a mouthy feminist, provided you work for Google. That's about right, yes? Finally, I've got to say, I'm loving items 9 and 10 on the list - only one is tongue-in-cheek. I'll let you decide which one is straight.

The top ten bestselling books in April, according to Amazon US:

Control by Glenn Beck book cover

Glenn Beck
$9.73 from Amazon
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald book cover

F. Scott Fitzgerald
$8.49 from Amazon
The One Thing by Gary Keller book cover

Gary Keller
$15.09 from Amazon
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg book cover

Sheryl Sandberg
$19.89 from Amazon
The Beauty Detox by Kinberly Snyder book cover

Kimberly Snyder
$9.86 from Amazon
It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow book cover

Gwyneth Paltrow
$17.39 from Amazon
A Song of Ice and Fire book cover

George R. R. Martin
$19.78 from Amazon
Inferno by Dan Brown book cover

Dan Brown
$17.49 from Amazon
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris book cover

David Sedaris
$14.49 from Amazon
Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett book cover

Kelly Starrett
$35.98 from Amazon
Prices correct on 30/04/2013