NY Times Bestsellers for 62809

June 28, 2009

knockout This week, two new releases made their way into the top 5 of the New York Times Bestseller List, with one of the new books debuting at No. 1. The bestselling hardcover fiction book in the country this week is Knock Out, the latest from Catherine Coulter. I’ve read a couple of Coulter’s earlier novels and wasn’t overly impressed by them. I wish the Times would give some indication of how many copies were sold, as this would make it a lot easier to judge the title’s popularity. We get to see the weekly box office take from the top movies in the country, so why not similar sales figures for books?

Anyway, the other new entry in the top 5 is The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I’ve never heard of this author, I have no idea what type of books he writes or whether his stuff is any good. Anyone else know him?

The other books on this week’s list appeared last week as well, albeit in a different order.

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

Hardcover Fiction:
1. KNOCKOUT, by Catherine Coulter
2. THE BOURNE DECEPTION, by Eric Van Lustbader
3. THE ANGEL’S GAME, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
4. RELENTLESS, by Dean Koontz
5. THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, by Katherine Howe

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin
2. HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton
3. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
4. A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY, by Bill O’Reilly
5. RENEGADE, by Richard Wolffe

Paperback Trade Fiction
1. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
2. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
3. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
5. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
2. DEAD UNTIL DARK, by Charlaine Harris
3. SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
4. LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS, by Charlaine Harris
5. ANGELS AND DEMONS, by Dan Brown

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

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