NY Times Bestsellers 13011

January 30, 2011

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. SHADOWFEVER, by Karen Marie Moning 2. STRATEGIC MOVES, by Stuart Woods 3. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson 4. THE INNER CIRCLE, by Brad Meltzer 5. THE SENTRY, by Robert Crais Hardcover […]


Treason by Ann Coulter

January 28, 2011

Summary: Treason by Ann Coulter is subtitled “Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism”, and in it the conservative columnist vents her spleen about how Democrats never seem to “root for America”. She begins by talking about Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss, and how the Democrats flatly denied that Hiss was […]


The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

January 25, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land. Inspector Jonathan Whicher’s […]


The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

January 22, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand […]


The Best of Friends by Susan Mallery

January 19, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): In high school, studious Jayne Scott and wild child Rebecca Worden became unlikely best friends—a tie that endured even after Rebecca fled her family to live overseas. After Jayne’s mother passed away, she became part unpaid assistant, part surrogate daughter to the wealthy Wordens. But now, ten years later, Rebecca […]


The Big Short by Michael Lewis

January 18, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their […]


The Natural by Bernard Malamud

January 17, 2011

Plot summary (with spoilers): Nineteen-year-old Roy Hobbs is a highly skilled ballplayer on his way to Chicago to potentially sign a pro contract with the Cubs. Roy knows that with his abilities, he can become the best the game has ever seen, and he’s anxious to prove what he’s got. But he falls victim to […]


NY Times Bestsellers 11611

January 16, 2011

Here are the current New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson 2. WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS, by Dean Koontz 3. DEAD OR ALIVE, by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood 4. THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham 5. THE […]


Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts

January 14, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it’s called The Seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys-Caleb, Fox, and Gage-went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone. And twenty-one years later, it will end in a […]


Internal Cleansing by Linda Berry

January 13, 2011

I’ve long been considering a cleansing program as a way to rid my body of toxins, but I really don’t know where to start. There are so many different opinions and products out there that it’s practically impossible to decide — especially since I’ve never done something like this before and have absolutely zero experience […]