Book Queue: New York Times #1 Paperback Fiction Best Sellers

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I hope to read all the books that stay on the New York Times Paperback Fiction Best Seller List for at least 2 weeks.

I use the 2 week rule cause I feel that some books can make it to the top due to manipulation of sales but they cannot stay a 2nd week unless they have great sales.
Of course the other reason is that I don’t have time to read every book that makes it to the top.


TRUE GRIT, by Charles Portis. (Overlook, $14.95.) A 14-year-old Arkansas girl hires a “one-eyed fat man” to hunt down her father’s killer; first published in 1968. – January 30, 2011 – 6 weeks


HAPPY EVER AFTER, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley, $16.) Romance for a founder of the wedding-planning company Vows, in the final book in the Bride Quartet. – November 21, 2010 – 3 weeks
SAVOR THE MOMENT, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley, $16.) A founder of the wedding-planning company Vows has a crush on the brother of one of her partners; Book 3 in the Bride Quartet. – May 16, 2010 – 2 weeks
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $15.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect. – April 11, 2010 – 1 week
LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave. (Simon & Schuster, $14.) The lives of a British woman and a Nigerian girl collide. – March 14, 2010 – 5 weeks
THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $14.99.) A 17-year-old spends the summer with her father in North Carolina and finds many kinds of love. – February 28, 2010 – 10 weeks
A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick. (Algonquin, $14.95.) Complications ensue when a wealthy Wisconsin widower in 1907 advertises for a wife. – January 31, 2010 – 5 weeks
THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold. (Back Bay, $14.99.) A girl looks down from heaven as she describes the aftermath of her kidnapping and murder. – January 17, 2010 – 19 weeks


THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $14.95.) A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress. – January 23, 2011 – 81 weeks
THE SHACK, by William P. Young. (Windblown Media, $14.99.) A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God. – June 8, 2008 – January 10, 2010 – 84 weeks


WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen. (Algonquin, $13.95.) Aimless and distraught after the death of his parents in a car accident, a young veterinary student — and an elephant — help save a Depression-era circus. – July 8, 2007 – February 20th, 2011 – 108 weeks

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