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Friday, April 24, 2009

USA Today’s Top 145-150

USA Today has their own bestseller list, which you can check out HERE. What’s fun about it is that it goes back 150 books.

The other day I was looking at the list, thinking, it would be nice to be on the list, but it must not be a lot of fun being at the very back—because the average person is most interested in the top ten or twenty.

That’s when I decided it be fun to give some publicity to the novels at the back of the list. I skipped the non-fiction because . . well, we’re NOVEL journey.

This was a fun post, because some of these books have been higher up, while some were new to me.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

Perfect Fifths: A Novel

The Book Thief

Fatally Flaky

Okay, out of curiousity:


  1. I've got to read the potato peel one, Ane has gushed over it. If I ever get through my current TBR pile, I plan to. I wish I was a faster reader and had more time.

  2. I was just going to say, if anyone hasn't read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you're missing a really good book. Written in a different style than I'm used to, I wasn't sure about it. But I was hooked form page one!

  3. Hi - the potato book is on my list too. I would also highly recommend The Book Thief. One of my favourite reads last year.

  4. The Lightning Thief was a pleasant surprise. My son had raved about it, but I expected it to be another Harry Potter rip-off. It had some things in common with Harry Potter, but Riordan took the story in a different direction than I expected. And his use of Greek mythology was delightful!


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