NY Times Bestsellers for 7/5/09

July 5, 2009

finger-lickin-fifteen There’s a new No. 1 book atop the Hardcover Fiction category of the New York Times Bestseller list. It’s called Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich, and is apparently the 15th installment in some series or other. Since I’ve been posting these lists, I’ve come to realize that there are just so many sequels out there… What’s the deal with that? Are authors not creative enough to come up with different characters each time? Or is it because they want to stick to a certain genre and might as well keep the same protagonist (usually a cop or private detective)?

Anyway, I don’t know anything about any of the top 5 books this week, and don’t have an interest in reading them. So without further ado, here are the bestsellers in a few of the more popular categories.

Hardcover Fiction:
1. FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN, by Janet Evanovich
2. THE DOOMSDAY KEY, by James Rollins
3. KNOCKOUT, by Catherine Coulter
4. OMEN, by Christie Golden
5. THE ANGEL’S GAME, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. CATASTROPHE, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
2. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin
3. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
4. HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton
5. THE END OF OVEREATING, by David A. Kessler

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
3. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
5. OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
2. FEARLESS FOURTEEN, by Janet Evanovich
3. DEAD UNTIL DARK, by Charlaine Harris
4. SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
5. FROM DEAD TO WORSE, by Charlaine Harris

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. BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell
5. AN INCONVENIENT BOOK, by Glenn Beck

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