YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Book Review


LOS ANGELES TIMES / March 8, 2009

March 08, 2009



*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney 6 (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. 2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 33 must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 3. The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday : $27.95) A 4 dark secret forces a law school graduate to work for a corrupt law firm, which could endanger his life. 4. Fool by Christopher Moore (William Morrow: $26.99) King 2 Lear's jester and an apprentice set out to save the kingdom in this comedy of errors. 5. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 30 The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality. 6. The Women by T.C. Boyle (Viking: $27.95) Frank Lloyd 3 Wright's life as told through the experiences of the four women who loved him. 7. The Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker (Dutton: $26.95) A 2 sheriff sets out to find the gunman who shot his new partner. 8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by 30 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press: $22) A writer corresponds with islanders after German occupation. 9. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee (Viking: $25.95) A 4 tale of romance in Hong Kong along with a WWII plot line revealing a lover's past. 10. Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael 3 Ledwidge (Little, Brown: $27.99) A killer called "The Teacher" is offing the elite in NYC. *--*

*--* Nonfiction 1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) 15 An exploration of the background of high achievers. 2. The Yankee Years by Joe Torre (Doubleday: $26.95) 4 Behind the scenes of what it really took to try to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. 3. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 43 (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 4. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey 4 (Amistad: $23.99) The talk-show host lets women inside the mind-set of a man. 5. The Inaugural Address 2009 by Barack Obama (Penguin: 3 $12) A keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of the 44th president with the words of Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson. 6. Angels & Ages by Adam Gopnik (Knopf: $24.95) A 2 search for the men behind the myths, Lincoln and Darwin, both born on the same day. 7. Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central: 22 $19.99) The impact that a cat named Dewey Readmore Books had on an Iowa library and its patrons. 8. A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White Jr. (Random House: $35) 4 A biography of the 16th president, including analysis of his principal speeches and writings. 9. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words: $23.95) 99 Life's secrets, distilled. 10. Obama: The Historic Journey by the New York Times 1 staff (Callaway: $40) The road to the White House. *--*

1. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99)

2. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink ($13.95)

3. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)

4. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks ($15)

5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)



1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15)

2. Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan by Suze Orman ($9.99)

3. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95)

4. The Soloist by Steve Lopez ($15)

5. He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo ($14.99)

Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

Los Angeles Times Articles