Monday, January 27, 2014

Bookstore Bestsellers, 2013

Happy New Year! I'd like to present the annual list of Big Blue Marble bestsellers -- the top 20 books sold in 2013, and top 25 overall.

What books have you read and loved over the past year?

Top 20 Bestsellers at Big Blue Marble in 2013:

1) Wild by Cheryl Strayed
2) Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer by Judy Wicks (local author)
3) The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (2013 selection for the One Book, One Philadelphia program)
4) Keeper by Kasey Jueds (local author)
5) Wonder by R.J. Palacio
6) Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro
7) Drift by Jon McGoran (local author)
8) Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
9) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
10) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
11) Hyperbole and a Half : Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
12) House of Hades by Rick Riordan
13) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
14) Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
15) Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (locavore)
16) Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (local author)
17) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
18) Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
19) Round House by Louise Erdrich
20) Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Top 25 Bestsellers at Big Blue Marble to Date:

1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
2) Body Trace by D.H. Dublin (local author)
3) Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton (onetime local author)
4) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5) Good Night Philadelphia by Adam Gamble and Cooper Kelly (local setting)
6) Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
7) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (local author)
8) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
9) The First 1000 Days by Nikki McClure
10) The Daring Book for Girls by Miriam Peskowitz (local author) and Andrea Buchanan
11) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
12) Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
13) The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (2013 selection for the One Book, One Philadelphia program)
14) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
15) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (selected as companion book for the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia program)
16) Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
17) The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
18) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
19) The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
20) Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
21) Flotsam by David Wiesner (local author)
22) Blood Poison by D.H. Dublin (local author)
23) Zen Shorts by Jon Muth
24) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
25) Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Bonus: Tied for spot 26:
a) Ella Elephant Scats Like That by Andy Blackman Hurwitz (local author)
b) The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Happy reading for 2014!

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