Puget Sound English Department

May 27, 2009

New York Times Best-Seller List–Fiction

Filed under: Literature,Publishing — O. @ 1:06 am
Below are the top ten titles on the New York Times’ best-seller list–in the “trade paperback fiction” category, as opposed to “hardcover fiction” and “mass-market paperback fiction.”  (The titles are annotated by the Times.) On the list is Jane Austen–well, sort of. Also on the list is a book of stories by Jhumpa Lahiri, and a collection of stories that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year.   For the complete list–and other lists (including nonfiction and “advice”), please follow the link: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/

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#1 THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer. (Dial, $14.) A journalist meets the island’s old Nazi-resisters.

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2 THE SHACK, by William P. Young. (Windblown Media, $14.99.) A man whose daughter was abducted receives an invitation to an isolated shack, apparently from God. (†) First Chapter 52
3 VISION IN WHITE, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley, $16.) A wedding photographer finds romance with the brother of a bride-to-be; Book 1 in the Bride Quartet series. 3
4 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. (Quirk, $12.95.) The classic story, retold with “ultraviolent zombie mayhem.” 7
5 ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown. (Washington Square, $16.) A scholar tries to save the Vatican from the machinations of an underground society. 6
6 CITY OF THIEVES, by David Benioff. (Plume, $15.) Two men arrested in World War II Russia must complete a seemingly impossible task to save their lives. 7
7 OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House, $14.) A seventh-grade math teacher is the link in 13 stories set on the Maine coast; the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. 4
8 UNACCUSTOMED EARTH, by Jhumpa Lahiri. (Vintage Contemporaries, $15.) Stories about the anxiety and transformation experienced by Bengali parents and their American children. First Chapter 6
9 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $13.95.) A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend. 4
10* MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult. (Washington Square, $14.) A girl sues her parents after learning they want her to donate a kidney to her sibling.
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1 Comment »

  1. Here is another source of good book lists. all classic must read titles.

    Comment by Robert — June 1, 2009 @ 3:34 pm


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