Sunday, January 11, 2009

Best Seller Round-Up


"Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered." - Oscar Wilde.

I. Washington Post
Washington area bestsellers for the week ending January 4, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Shack, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: Black Ops, W.E.B. Griffin.
Nonfiction Paperback: Marley & Me, John Grogan.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell.

The New York Times lists these same four books at the top of its best seller list, although it calls The Shack "Trade Fiction".



II. Los Angeles Times

Fiction Paperback: Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Fiction Hardcover: Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
Nonfiction Paperback: The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell.

III. Northern California Independent Booksellers
For the week ending January 4, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates
Fiction Paperback (Mass Market): The Appeal, John Grisham.
Fiction Hardcover: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.



Nonfiction Paperback: Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell.

IV. Heartland Indie Bestseller List (Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association)
For the week ending January 4, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Shack, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin.

And finally, while folks on both the East Coast and West Coast are snapping up copies of Malcolm Gladwell's book and working at becoming successful, independent booksellers in the Midwest report that the best selling, nonfiction, hardcover book is:

Dewy,
The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
by Vicki Myron.