December’s Late Top 10 Countdown Tuesday, Jan 4 2011 

Oops! I did it again! No, that is not meant to be a Britney Spears reference. Oh well. If you wish, you can see a complete list here. Without further ado, what should have been posted much earlier:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Decision Points by George W. Bush
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood
2. The Confession by John Grisham

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
2. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

 Happy Reading! And–sorry for another late post… Enjoy. 🙂

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Top 20 Countdown Tuesday, Aug 31 2010 

As of August 31, 2010, the New York Times Bestseller List includes some alluring titles–and even shares some of the books on my reading list. Very nice, very nice. So, for my twentieth post, I think I am going to make a list. Anyone who knows me can tell you how much I love making lists–it wasn’t in my 5o Things About Me blog–but a definite now-you-know.

In fact, I think I like this list idea so much, I might have to do it at the end of every month. Instead of it being a Top 20, maybe I’ll make it the Top 10 of “insert month here.” Categories include Hardcover Nonfiction, Hardcover Fiction, Paperback Nonfiction, Paperback Trade Fiction, and Paperback Mass-Market Fiction. I took the first four of each section. Click here to view complete lists for each category.  Anyway, lists, lists, lists.

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
2. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
4. Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

Hardcover Fiction:
1. The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund
2. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
4. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
3. Ford County by John Grisham
4. Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
3. Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
4. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler