So many books...

This list, via Shelf Awareness, made me realize how little current adult fiction (and non-fiction) I actually read. Of the twenty, I've read three!

The top 20 book club bestsellers for 2010 from Bookmovement.com based on readers' choices are:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson


Cat. said...

Uhm, gotcha beat, at one. And that one (the final one listed) isn't exactly new.

I think I see too many books over the course of an average week: they don't thrill me anymore. ;-)

Aravis said...

I've read 3.5 of them. Have you read Olive Kittredge? If not, do you want to? My MIL gave me a copy. I started to read it but didn't get far. If you want it, I can bring it on Saturday. It's a little bent (it was given to her by the owners of a house she cares for, so it's used) but fine otherwise.

Olive Kittredge was not the .5, either. I didn't read enough of it for it to count.

Lazygal said...

Aravis, with that ringing endorsement, I think perhaps not. Mt. Bookpile will just have to survive without Olive Kittredge.

Aravis said...

The one funny thing about it was that there's a bit in there about a Mrs. Merriman needing her blood pressure medicine. My MIL, with same name, also needs blood pressure medicine. Surprised me, then cracked me up. Told my MIL that she made it into a novel. *G*

Anonymous said...

I'm tied with you and every title on there has been read by various book groups in my area, which is one reason I haven't read more because they are "popular"

Jandy said...

There are 8 on the list that I've read. Of those, I picked up 5 because my RL book club chose them. We also have The Help in 2011. Many of those aren't new. I read The Next Thing On My List 3 1/2 years ago. It's cute and I've picked it up a couple times since to re-read sections. Shree, don't let their popularity get too you. I liked all of the ones I've read. The members of my book club usually have good choices.

Speaking of you and Aravis meeting, are you coming to San Diego for ALA Midwinter? When can we arrange to meet?

Anonymous said...

Surprised to find that I'd read five and that a sixth is on the list for 2011. All of them thanks to our book club, one of whose members works for Barnes and Noble and knows what's popular. Of the five, The Elegance of the Hedgehog was my favorite. I suspect, however, that there are a few others on the list that I've read but completely forgotten about. RLC