NY Times Bestsellers for 52409

May 24, 2009

wicked-prey There’s a new title atop this week’s New York Times Bestseller Hardcover Fiction list, as John Sanford’s Wicked Prey earns its place as the No. 1 novel in America. Last weekend’s winner, Dead and Gone slipped down to No. 3, making way for Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child in second place.

I just noticed that all the books in the top 5 on this particular list are crime/mystery/thrillers, so I guess that goes to show how much people enjoy some fast-paced reading action! In fact, I might have to check some of these new titles out, as it sounds like the authors have been around for a while. I could run into a new favorite series this way!

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

Hardcover Fiction:

1. WICKED PREY, by John Sandford
2. CEMETERY DANCE, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
3. DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris
4. THE 8TH CONFESSION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
5. FIRST FAMILY, by David Baldacci

Hardcover Nonfiction:

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

Paperback Trade Fiction:

1. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer
2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
3. VISION IN WHITE, by Nora Roberts
4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
5. ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown

Paperback Mass Market Fiction:

1. ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown
2. SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
3. PHANTOM PREY, by John Sandford
4. ODD HOURS, by Dean Koontz
5. THE BOURNE SANCTION, by Eric Van Lustbader

Paperback Nonfiction:

1. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max
3. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, by Michael Pollan
4. LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
5. AN INCONVENIENT BOOK, by Glenn Beck

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