Whilst reading academic material isn’t always the most exciting activity, it is sometimes necessary, especially if you are a college student, with an upcoming exam, or conducting research to complete essays and papers for your course.

We’ve rounded up the 10 most popular sociology textbooks amongst US students so far this year, chosen for how often they’ve been searched on BookScouter. We also included digital textbooks in our list. We’ve eliminated copies and outdated editions; access card lookups stats were also properly processed.