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Bestsellers Thu Feb 05 2009

Chicagoland Bestseller List for Week Ending Sunday, Jan. 31

I am pleased to be able to post the first of what I hope will be a regular feature on the book club blog: a weekly list featuring the bestselling books at Chicago area, independent bookstores. This week's list was compiled from Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville and Downer's Grove; Read Between the Lynes in Woodstock; The Book Cellar in Chicago; Lake Forest Books in Lake Forest; The Bookstall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka; and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago's Hyde Park.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
2. The Associate by John Grisham
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
4. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
5. In Hovering Flight by Joyce Hinnefeld

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Animals Make Us Human by Tempel Grandin
3. Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne
4. Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America by Adam Cohen
5. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

Paperback Fiction
1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
2. The Slide by Kyle Beachy
3. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
4. 2666 by Roberto Bolano
5. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
2. Eat This Not That by David Zinczenko
3. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
4. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
5. The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

Children's Books
1. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
2. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
3. The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing
4. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
5. Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson

[Data gathered by Carl Lennertz.]

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