Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Book Talk!

As I always do, while to the left I check out the two local independent bookstores bestseller lists, and enjoy the different choices book buyers make.  Let's see what's hot where.

In Town Center Bookstore near PO and Coffee Cafes
1.  Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
2.  The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
3.  Star Island by Carl Hiasson
4.  First Contact:  Or It's Later Than You Think by Evan Manderay
5.  One Day by David Nicholls
6.  A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
7.  The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson
8.  The Secrets of Eden: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
9.  The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
10. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Bookshop on Street Paralelling Beach
1.  Brave Donatella and the Jasmine Thief by Caroline McAlister
2.  Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
3.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4.  Broken Colors by Michele Zackheim
5.  Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
6.  A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
7.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
8.  Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
9.  Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
10. OC Review 2010: Creative Process Issue

It's interesting to find these lists where format means nothing and neither does age.  There's a mix of kids and literary offerings here along with a couple of non-fiction.  Always interesting to read what people in this small town are reading and which bookstore they frequent.

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