Monday, August 3, 2009

Best Seller Round-Up

"There is no shortage of wonderful writers.
What we lack is a dependable mass of readers . . .
I propose that every person out of work be required
to submit a book report before he or she gets his or her welfare check."

- Kurt Vonnegut, The Paris Review Interviews, I.



I. The New York Times.
Published August 2, 2009.

Fiction Hardcover: The Defector, Daniel Silva.
Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger.
Nonfiction Paperback: Glenn Beck's 'Common Sense', Glenn Beck.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.

II. Los Angeles Times.
Published August 2, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson.
Fiction Hardcover: Shanghai Girls: A Novel, Lisa See.
Nonfiction Paperback: Julie & Julia, Julie Powell.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.

III. Northern California Independent Booksellers.
For the week ending July 26, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.
Fiction Hardcover: The Defector, Daniel Silva.
Nonfiction Paperback: Julie & Julia, Julie Powell.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Zeitoun, Dave Eggers.


IV. Heartland Indie Bestseller List.
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association
For the week ending July 26, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.
Fiction Hardcover: The Help, Kathryn Stockett.
Nonfiction Paperback: Glenn Beck's 'Common Sense', Glenn Beck.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Horse Soldiers, Doug Stanton.






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