NY Times Bestsellers for 71909

July 20, 2009

Here are the top 5 NY Times Bestsellers in a few of the more popular categories.

Hardcover Fiction:
1. BLACK HILLS, by Nora Roberts
2. SWIMSUIT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN, by Janet Evanovich
4. THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL, by Greg Iles
5. THE APOSTLE, by Brad Thor

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

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

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult
2. TAILSPIN, by Catherine Coulter
3. HIDDEN CURRENTS, by Christine Feehan
4. FEARLESS FOURTEEN, by Janet Evanovich
5. WHAT HAPPENS IN LONDON, by Julia Quinn

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck
2. MICHAEL JACKSON, edited by Joe Funk
3. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
4. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max
5. JULIE & JULIA, by Julie Powell

2 Responses to “NY Times Bestsellers for 71909”

  1. I’m a book lover but I’m not sure how relevant the book list from the New York Times is anymore.

  2. I agree! I’ve mentioned this before in one of my NYT Bestseller posts, but I’ll say it again here: without knowing what kind of sales figures we’re talking about, it’s hard to put these “bestsellers” into perspective. I think we should be given data like the movie industry provides.

    For instance, not only do we know that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was the No.1 movie in America last weekend, but we also know that it earned $79.5 million. Why can’t the publishing industry do this?

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