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Best Seller Round-Up

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde

I. The New York Times
Published January 23, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Shack, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: Plum Spooky, Janet Evanovich.
Nonfiction Paperback: Marley & Me, John Grogan.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell.

II. Los Angeles Times
Published January 25, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates.
Fiction Hardcover: Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell.



III. Northern California Independent Booksellers
For the week ending January 18, 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 18, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Shack, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Dewy, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Vicki Myron.

Finally, the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers once again comes in with interesting results: Their bestselling, nonfiction paperback is Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan. The book sells for about $10 at Amazon. It's confounding to me that people buy into budgeting advice that begins with requiring that they spend money on a product, here Ms. Orman's book. Whose budget benefits from that?

Comments

  1. Thanks for the list. It helps me big time to find the good works out there.

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  2. Thanks! I always appreciate your comments.

    It's interesting to see what does, and does not, change from week to week on the best seller lists.

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