Monday, May 24, 2010

2009 Bestsellers for Summer Reading

The Lost Symbol Going Rogue
Open The Yankee Years
In the March 22, 2010 issue, Publishers Weekly provided a list of the bestselling hardcover books in 2009 and ranked them by total number of sales. The top selling fiction and nonfiction titles, respectively, were The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin.

Months have passed, so why report this information now? Summer is around the corner and this gives you an opportunity to check out some bestselling titles you may have missed. Instead of providing the entire list, I am listing the Top 10 nonfiction titles that fall into the subject areas for the Arts, Literature & Sports Department. I think it's interesting to note that 7 of the 10 titles are biography/memoir.
  1. The Yankee Years / Joe Torre
  2. Open / Andre Agassi
  3. Time of My Life / Patrick Swayze
  4. Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist / Michael J. Fox
  5. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman / Jon Krakauer
  6. Born to Run / Christopher McDougall
  7. The Book of Basketball / Bill Simmons
  8. Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin / Kathy Griffin
  9. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea / Chelsea Handler
  10. Last Words / George Carlin
Remember that you can reserve books online and they can be transferred to any public library in Jefferson County. We would love to see you in person, though.

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