Sunday, October 5, 2014

BW41: New York Times Best Sellers List



I'm always on the look out for unique or interesting book lists and periodically turn to Hawes Publications which lists every  New York Times Bestseller from the year 1950 until the present.  You can look up which fiction and non fictions books were published and on the best seller list for the year, month and week you were born. Or when your children were born or the year you got married.  So many ways to play with the list.   This time round I decided to go with every ten years and see what books are on the list that I already have read or have, but not yet read. 



1959

Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell


1969 

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

1979

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart 

1989

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

1999

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

2009

Heat Wave by Richard Castle 

I've read them all except for Eco's book which is sitting front and center on my bookshelf pleading to be read.  The rest may deserve a reread but I'll save that for next year. 

So check out the lists, find your birth date, one of your loved ones birth dates, or any special date you can devise and pick out one of the books to read.  Enjoy!

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2 comments:

  1. That's a clever way to approach this list. It's always nice to have a theme for the year when reading books. I'm doing an "A to Z" one this year (2 books for each letter of the alphabet). Can't believe that I just finished "T" and am heading into "U" already!

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  2. That's a fun thing to do. I've read four of the books on your list.

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