Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bad Reader

I found this at Lazygal's blog:

The top 20 book club bestsellers for 2010 from [her link--but I ended up actually finding the list here] 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
Of those, I've read only the last one on the list. There are, perhaps, two or three others I wouldn't mind looking at. The others? Meh. I think it's official: I'm jaded about (ahem) "literary" fiction.

7 thing(s) to say:

amy said...

I've read 0 - and I thought I liked literary fiction!

Cat. said...

I think the key may be that we don't belong to book clubs. :-)

amy said...

Want to start one?? That could be fun. Well, except that we rarely read the same stuff. I guess that could be the point of the club--talking about the stuff that we read that the other people don't. We could have regular meetings. With cake!

Cat. said...

How ironic that I just read post after post on AUTOCAT about cataloging cake. The mere thought of food--much less the smell of it, ew!--is making my stomach turn today. Coffee is evil, too. I should NOT be at work.

A book club with us two as members would be...interesting. [ahem]

amy said...

WV for that comment, btw, was "catrero". :)

Yeah, we'd start out talking about actual book content for a few minutes but it would devolve quickly, I'm sure. As usual.

We could serve, um, saltines and 7Up? Or nothing at all?

Cat. said...

Guess what I had for lunch: saltines and ginger ale. ...sigh

amy said...

You convened the group without me?
Or, sorry I missed the group meeting!

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