Sunday, March 15, 2009

Best Seller Round-Up

At The Heartland Indie Bestseller List, something called Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron has been knocked out of its number one spot in nonfiction, hardcovers and replaced with something called Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment by Steve Harvey.

Hmmmmm. If this is what sells, let's just brainstorm a few book ideas here. How about "The Cat Woman Diet: Eat Like a Feline and Lose Weight Fast." Or "You Only Hurt the One You Love: What Our Relationship with Cats Teaches Us about Handling Rejection and Manipulation." Perhaps I need a few more ideas. In the meanwhile, below are the bestsellers from a number of lists tracked here.

I. The New York Times
Published March 14, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Shack
, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover:
Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea
, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Nonfiction Hardcover:
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.


II. Los Angeles Times.
Published March 15, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Reader a Novel
, Bernard Schlink.
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 March 8, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Reader
, Bernard Schlink.
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 March 8, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Shack
, William P. Young.
Fiction Hardcover:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows .
Nonfiction Hardcover: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
Nonfiction Paperback (Trade): Three Cups of Tea
, Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin.