Lit Bits: Popular Fiction News 8/3/10

6 Aug

Hi Everyone! I’m trying out a new weekly format and I would love your feedback on it.  Do you find the content valuable?  Is there content missing that you’d like to see?  Is it not worth it to do at all?  Please comment on this post and let me know!   Thanks, Karen

This Week’s Trade Paperback Fiction Bestsellers

(why trade paperback?)
  1. THE GIRL …DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson 57 weeks
  2. THE GIRL …FIRE, by Stieg Larsson 18 weeks
  3. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave 23 weeks
  4. ONE DAY, by David Nicholls 5 weeks
  5. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King 3 weeks
  6. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese  26 weeks
  7. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Jennifer Weiner 12 weeks
  8. SWIMSUIT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 6 weeks
  9. THE LACUNA, by Barbara Kingsolver 1 week
  10. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein 59 weeks

Also, THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett is still on the Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list (69 weeks and counting!)

Next Week’s Book Releases (8/10/10)

  • TOUGH CUSTOMER by Sandra Brown (Hardcover)
  • CURE by Robin Cook (Hardcover)
  • DEATH ON THE D-LIST by Nancy Grace (Hardcover)
  • WERE YOU BORN ON THE WRONG CONTINENT? by Thomas Geoghegan (Hardcover)
  • VEIL OF NIGHT by Linda Howard (Hardcover)
  • THE VIGILANTES (BADGE OF HONOR SERIES #10) by W. E. B. Griffin(Hardcover)

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4 Responses to “Lit Bits: Popular Fiction News 8/3/10”

  1. Kevin Mattingly September 11, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    There were 2 good vampire books you told me about. One was “The Passage” and the other was “Vampire ________”. Can you help?

    • Karen September 11, 2010 at 9:24 am #

      Sure. Vampire diaries and vampire academy. Academy is young adult but I’m not sure about diaries. Also, a series with books called linger and shiver (maggie something is the author) aren’t vampires but shapeshifters and are young adult too. Also, charlaine harris writes the sookie stackhouse books – there are a ton more than true blood have used.

  2. Kevin Mattingly August 9, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    I did read “Under the Dome”. Can’t go wrong w/ Mr. King.

    • Karen August 9, 2010 at 10:45 am #

      I’ve actually heard a lot of people say that is their FAVORITE Stephen King book. How does it rank for you since I know you’ve read several?

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