Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday's List

According to today's Shelf Awareness newsletter,, the online booksellers' marketplace, lists these books as their top sellers for the month of April:
  1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
  2. Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
  3. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  4. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  5. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  6. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. The Anatomy of Persuasion by Norbert Auberchon
  9. The Seasons Sewn by Ann Whitford Paul
  10. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Kind of a strange list, don't you think? The only one of those I've read is The Great Gatsby, although I do remember skimming Dale Carnegie's book back when I was a teenager. Have to admit, I'm a little surprised it's still being read these days.

AbeBooks also lists their best-selling signed books for April, and right at the top is The Good Book: A Secular Bible by A.C. Grayling - a book I knew nothing about until a few days ago, but now I'm seeing mentioned everywhere.


  1. Well, a few are on there because of theatrical releases and another one is on there because it won a prize.

  2. The Lincoln Lawyer is a few years old at this point. I wonder what's up with that?

  3. Haha ah, what do you get when you cross summer reading with a couple of new movies, general self-help interest and a Pulitzer? This list. It's a myriad mix to be sure but one I can find explanations for so I'll rest easy. Thanks for sharing!


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