13 weeks strong, still at #1 is Fifty Shades of Grey with Darker and Freed coming in at #2 and #3 on the New York Times combing print and fiction list. I simply amazed by this. I have never seen a romance trilogy stay in the top 3 spots, let alone any book series for that matter, on the Times of all places (take that lit fic snobs). The Wow Factor is big here.
Other than Karin Slaughter with Snatched at #11 for the first week, the usual suspects are there in the top 20.
Big congrats to my favorite author of horny supernatural heroes and overall excellent writer, Larissa Ione. Lethal Rider has hit big on the charts! Not only is Lethal Rider #19 on the combined list, but #18 on mass market paperback and #17 for ebook. Lethal Rider was one hot book and I bow down to Larissa's skills.
Speaking of best selling ebooks, it's chock full of book goodies. Because of the buzz behind Tracey Garvis-Graves' On the Island, it moves up to the 5th spot this week. Jennifer Probst is going 9 weeks strong at #7 for The Marriage Bargain. Jill Shalvis is at #18 for the first week with Lucky in Love.
Also I see George R.R. Martin n every list with his Game of Thrones book. This Jersey boy (go Jersey!) can't be beat and if you watch Game of Thrones, especially last week's episode titled, Blackwater, you would understand why. So, fans of Martin, why should I read these books? A 1,000+ page book is a daunting experience for me. If I'm a fan of the TV series, will I eat Martin's books up?
For the first time in her career, Mira Grant finally make the list with Blackout, the third and final book in her Newsflesh trilogy for the first week at #15 on the mass market paperback list. I was crazy addicted to the first two books and need to read this one ASAP. But I hear there is a big reveal regarding the relationship between the two main characters, foster brother and sister, Shaun and Georgia. I'm not sure if I'm down with his (which is funny seeing as I'm all things romance). Those who have read Blackout, is it a big deal?
Synopsis: Last year they were just five normal boys, who didn’t even know each other, dreaming of being up on stage, with fans screaming their names... so much has happened for One Direction since then!
Following their huge success on The X Factor, and the hysteria they caused wherever they went on The X Factor tour, One Direction are quickly becoming the UK’s biggest boyband, and the pop act that everyone wants to meet. And this is just the beginning...
The LOL Mention: One Direction: Dare to Dream is #1 on the children's paperbook list and unseated Veronica Roth's Divergent. The power of teenie bopper boy bands are strong! I shouldn't judge because when I was a wee little lass, my obsession for New Kids on the Block was scary. (scary as in I had the sheets and plastered every free space on my bedroom wall with NKOTB pictures.
Seeing this cover makes me feel so old. The middle one looks like he's 6 years old. O.o
Unto the USA Today best selling list...
Same old Fifty Shades blah blah...Hunger Games...Nicholas Sparks, I don't write romance, I write for some fake genre because I think I'm awesome blah blah in the top 10.