NY Times Bestsellers for 5309

May 3, 2009

first-family After enjoying only one week at the top of the heap, the latest Mary Higgins Clark thriller Just Take My Heart plunged to No. 4 on the NY Times Bestseller List, as a slew of newcomers took over the rest of the Top 5. Leading the way was First Family from David Baldacci, a thriller in which daring kidnappers apparently snatch the president’s niece from her Bob stroller or something while the kid is attending a birthday party at Camp David. I’ve had sort of a hit-or-miss relationship with Baldacci books, but I’m willing to give this one a try.

Other new titles to make the Hardcover Fiction list include Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (a Ladies’ Detective Agency novel) the Stuart Woods mystery Loitering with Intent, and The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick.

Here are the top 5 sellers in a few of the more popular categories:

Hardcover Fiction:

1. FIRST FAMILY, by David Baldacci
2. TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT, by Alexander McCall Smith
3. LOITERING WITH INTENT, by Stuart Woods
4. JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark
5. THE PERFECT POISON, by Amanda Quick

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin
2. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
3. COLUMBINE, by Dave Cullen
4. ALWAYS LOOKING UP, by Michael J. Fox
5. THE GIRLS FROM AMES, by Jeffrey Zaslow

Paperback Trade Fiction:

1. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
2. 7TH HEAVEN, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. CITY OF THIEVES, by David Benioff
4. UNACCUSTOMED EARTH, by Jhumpa Lahiri
5. ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:

1. ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown
2. WHERE ARE YOU NOW?, by Mary Higgins Clark
3. DARK SUMMER, by Iris Johansen
4. TRIBUTE, by Nora Roberts
5. FROM DEAD TO WORSE, by Charlaine Harris

Paperback Nonfiction:

1. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2. THE MIDDLE PLACE, by Kelly Corrigan
3. THE SOLOIST, by Steve Lopez
4. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max
5. LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

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