Friday, July 10, 2009

This Week's Best Sellers (07/10/2009)

Weekly Feature: Here's a run-down of what's hot at the book stores this week (according to the NY Times lists posted online on 7/3/09, print version 7/10/09):

Hardcover Fiction
1. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich ($27.95)
2. The Doomsday Key by James Rollins ($27.99)
3. Knockout by Catherine Coulter ($26.95)

Trade Paperback Fiction
1. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult ($16.00)
2. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99)
3. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel and Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14.00)

Mass Market Paperback Fiction
1. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult ($7.99)
2. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich ($7.99)
3. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris ($7.99)

Children's Books (Chapter Books)/Young Adult Fiction
1. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad ($17.99)
2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen ($19.99)
3. [Nonfiction Title]
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ($17.99)

My Thoughts:
  • I don't plan to read any of those fiction hardbacks (they're all genre books that don't look too appealing to me, although my sister picked up Finger Lickin' Fifteen because she reads all this series).
  • Amongst trade paperback, I do plan to read My Sister's Keeper, but I'm going to do it after I watch the movie (I can still enjoy it then... if I read it first then I'm pretty sure I'll end up hating the movie... that's how I do), and to read The Guernsey Literary... once that book goes on a bigger sale. I know I'm painfully behind the times on that one, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it when I get around to it.
  • Amongst mass market paperback, I won't read Fearless Fourteen (see point #1 above in this section), I have read Dead Until Dark (I gave up on the series then, but my sister has read them all, and now shouts at the TV every Sunday night about how badly True Blood does at adapting them). I'll probably check out My Sister's Keeper in a non-mass market version (I don't really like trying to keep the pages held back and stuff with these thicker, smaller-paged books... I'm lazy like that).
  • Lord help us all on the YA Fiction. Seriously? Lauren Conrad's book is #1. Shoot me if I ever mention wanting to read that. I've never read any Sarah Dessen books (somebody I was reading online said if you'd read one, then you've read them all), and if I decide to venture into her world, I'll probably start with The Truth About Forever. I do plan to read The Hunger Games (and the rest of this series) when they get released in a cheaper format than just hardback.
Your Thoughts: Post in the comments and let me know which of these books you've read, which you plan to, which you are going to avoid like a plague of locusts.


Care said...

I loved the Guernsey book - it's right up my alley of what I enjoy. I go back and forth on The Shack - probably will for the same reason I read Twilight: so I can say 'yes' when asked if I've read it. The others are just off my radar of interest. I like the premise of your blog! I'm off to read more of your posts...

Linda said...

I've read My Sister's Keeper which I enjoyed. I'm going to avoid the movie since I heard they changed the ending. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel and Pie Society is on my tbr list.

Literature Crazy said...

@Care - Thanks for visiting, I feel the same way about THE SHACK... I'll probably end up reading it too.

@Linda - I always feel that way about book adaptations, that's why I'm going to see the movie first (I can usually still enjoy the book after the movie, but never vice versa, except for the Harry Potter series).

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