NY Times Bestsellers for 62109

June 21, 2009

relentless Three new books pushed their way to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list in the Hardcover Fiction category. Relentless, the latest from Dean Koontz, led the way and currently holds the No. 1 spot. I’ve never read a single Dean Koontz novel in my life, but maybe I’ll get to him later on, like I did with James Patterson.

In second place is something called The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe. The blurb says its about a grad student that gets caught up in some nefarious doings while researching the Salem witch trials. Meh, doesn’t sound all that interesting to me.

And The Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader claimed the No. 3 spot. This book carries on the Jason Bourne series by Robert Ludlum. I remember trying to read Bourne Identity when I was in 8th grade, but eventually giving up because it was so damn long. I guess that’s another series I have to look back into!

Anyway, here are the top 5 sellers in a few of the more popular categories.

Hardcover Fiction:
1. RELENTLESS, by Dean Koontz
2. THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, by Katherine Howe
3. THE BOURNE DECEPTION, by Eric Van Lustbader
4. THE SCARECROW, by Michael Connelly
5. MEDUSA, by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin
2. HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton
3. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
4. RENEGADE, by Richard Wolffe
5. PRAIRIE TALE, by Melissa Gilbert

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
3. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
5. OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
2. DEAD UNTIL DARK, by Charlaine Harris
3. ROGUE, by Danielle Steel
4. SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
5. SALVATION IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2. WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris
3. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck
4. BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell
5. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, by Michael Pollan

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