Saturday, September 25, 2010

Los Angeles Times Bestseller List for Fiction: September 26, 2010

1. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
The breakdown of a Midwestern family.

2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson.
The highly anticipated final book of the Millennium Trilogy.

3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
In a post-apocalyptic future, kids are forced to fight in gladiator-like matches to the death.

4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
The Southern lives of a maid, cook and college graduate intertwine.

5. Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins.
No one is safe in the final installment of the Hunger games trilogy.

6. Zero History by William Gibson.
"Spook Country's" Hollis Henry plunges into the secret world of military apparel manufacturing.

7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
The winners of the annual Hunger Games face the consequences of their victory.

8. Body Work by Sara Paretsky.
V.I. Warshawski is hired to clear an Iraqi war vet's name in the killing of a body artist.

9. The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago.
Given as a royal gift, an elephant treks to its new home.

10. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
A teenage with transformative powers travels to Victorian England to find her brother.

Los Angeles Times Bestseller List for Non-Fiction: September 26, 2010

1. The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking.
Further explanations of quantum theory and its relation to the universe.

2. Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle.
A Jesuit priest recounts working with L.A. youth through his gang intervention program.

3. A Journey: My Political Life by Tony Blair.
The former British prime minister's candid account of his career.

4. ...My Dad Says by Justin Halpern.
A son's compilation of his elderly father's sharp and profane observations.

5. Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz.
The singer's influence on music and culture.

6. The Hilliker Curse by James Ellroy.
The crime novelist's restless, reckless love affairs.

7. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson.
How "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and a little black dress influenced a generation.

8. Crimes Against Liberty by David Limbaugh.
The author's case that President Obama's policies have threatened the public's constitutional rights.

9. The Power by Rhonda Byrne.
Utilizing the force of emotions to create positive outcomes.

10. True Prep by Lisa Birnbach.
"The Official Preppy Handbook" gets a contemporary upgrade.