Sunday, March 1, 2009

Best Seller Round-Up

"Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Today is March 1st, the beginning of the end of winter. As the old saying goes, if March weather comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. Whether your weather today is ferocious or gentle, as Emerson's quote implies, if you wait a few minutes it will likely change.

Two new books appear in top spots today. First, from the Los Angeles Times best seller list, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney. Second, from the Northern California Booksellers list, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.






I. The New York Times.
Published February 27, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Shack
, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: The Associate
, John Grisham.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea
, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Nonfiction Hardcover: The Yankee Years
, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci.

II. Los Angeles Times.
Published March 1, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Shack
, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw,
Jeff Kinney.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea
, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers,
Malcolm Gladwell.

III. Northern California Independent Booksellers.
For the week ending February 22, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): People of the Book
, Geraldine Brooks.
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.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, The Story of Success
, Malcolm Gladwell.

IV. Heartland Indie Bestseller List.
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association
For the week ending February 22, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Shack
, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover: The Associate
, John Grisham.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Dewy, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
, Vicki Myron.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea
, Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin.