Best Seller Round-Up

"Everything popular is wrong." - Oscar Wilde

The New York Times

1. Fiction Paperback (Mass Market): The Appeal by John Grisham.
2. Fiction Hardcover: Scarpetta, by Patricia Cornwell
3. Nonfiction Paperback: Marley & Me by John Grogan.
4. Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.
5. Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Shack by William P. Young.

Note: Last Sunday, December 28, Marilyn Stasio wrote a short review of Scarpetta in TBR's Crime column.

The Los Angeles Times

1. Fiction Paperback: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
2. Fiction Hardcover: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
3. Nonfiction Paperback: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
4. Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

Norther California Independent Booksellers Bestsellers

1. Fiction Paperback (Mass Market): The Appeal by John Grisham.
2. Fiction Hardcover: A Mercy by Toni Morrison.
3. Nonfiction Paperback: Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.
4. Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.
5. Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz.

Under Children's Titles, N. California Independent Booksellers has The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown. What a great book title!

San Francisco Chronicle
Bay area best sellers.
1. Fiction: A Mercy by Toni Morrison
2. Nonfiction: Outliers, The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

The Washington Post's on-line edition is still showing its best seller list from the week of December 14. I've sent an email to the paper inquiring as to why this is so.

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