F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, is USA TODAY's Book of the Year.
Thanks to Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation, Gatsby, which has long been a staple of summer reading lists, sold more than 1.5 million copies this year, triple its typical annual sales.
The novel was No. 2 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for four straight weeks in May (behind David Baldacci, James Patterson, Charlaine Harris and Dan Brown at No. 1 those weeks).
In this 1925 novel, Jay Gatsby's relentless quest to win back his elusive love triggers a chain of tragic events. The story remains current and relative today, as proven by the book's track record of 16 million copies sold (published by Scribner).