February’s Top 10 Countdown Tuesday, Mar 1 2011 

Hi Readers,

It has been a bit I suppose, but here is another countdown for your viewing pleasure. So, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

November’s Very Late Top 10 Saturday, Dec 4 2010 

Oh my! It never occurred to me that I was missing a list for November. Sad day. Well, I’m going to fix this issue right now! 🙂 I hope that all is well with you. 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. Life by Keith Richards with James Fox

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci
2. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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

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

In the hopes of this delayed and/or forgotten monthly post never being delayed and/or forgotten again, I wish you: Happy Reading!

October’s Top 10 Sunday, Oct 31 2010 

Happy Halloween Readers! As of October 31, 2010, the following  are the Top 10 Bestselling Novels according to the New York Times Bestseller List. Five sections, top 2 books in each . 🙂 I’ve been reading when I can and have finally figured out the art of suspending library holds until you can handle them, haha. If all goes the way I’d like it to–meaning it won’t–then by the end of 2010, I will have read 33 books or so. Exciting. So, let’s see… something a bit different from now on–I am going to make your lif easy: Click on the titles to read synopses and other cool stuff like that. 🙂

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Earth (The Book), by Jon Stewart and others
2. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol 1, by Mark Twain

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Worth Dying For, by Lee Child
2. In the Company of Others, by Jan Karon

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 Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Hope your Halloween is amazing and safe. ❤

September’s Top 10 Thursday, Sep 30 2010 

Hi Readers! Something short, but relevant to the end of September. As of September 30, 2010, the following  are the Top 10 Bestselling Novels according to the New York Times Bestseller List. Five sections, top 2 books in each section. 🙂 Larsson’s novels are still at the top which means I should probably haul a** and get to reading them, haha. Anyway, I am finishing up a new novel and will have a special entry up tomorrow or this weekend.

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
2. Pinheads and Patriots by Bill O’Reilly

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

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 Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Happy Reading!

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