The New York Times Bestseller List
June 8th, 2008
- BLOOD NOIR, by Laurell K. Hamilton. The vampire hunter Anita Blake is involved in a scandal that threatens the master vampire Jean-Claude’s power.
- THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. In this first adult novel by the author of the Twilight series for teenagers, aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
- ODD HOURS, by Dean Koontz. Odd Thomas, who can communicate with the dead, confronts evil forces in a California coastal town..
- LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, by Emily Giffin. A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.
- SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY’S, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. A woman finds an unexpected love.
- WHAT HAPPENED, by Scott McClellan. A former White House press secretary regrets that “I allowed myself to be deceived” by top officials.
- AUDITION, by Barbara Walters. A personal and professional memoir.
- ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
- THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD, by Fareed Zakaria. The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.
- STOLEN INNOCENCE, by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer. The star witness against the polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs describes how he forced her to marry her first cousin when she was 14.
- THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. After learning he has terminal cancer, a Carnegie Mellon professor shares his thoughts on the importance of “seizing every moment.”
- THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
- QUANTUM WELLNESS, by Kathy Freston. How small changes can lead to significant improvements in body and spirit. (†)
- JUST WHO WILL YOU BE?, by Maria Shriver. Shriver’s message: “What you do in your life isn’t what matters. It’s who you are.”
- GHOSTS AMONG US, by James Van Praagh. Using knowledge about death and the spirit world to lead a more enlightened life.
Children’s Picture Books
- GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8 )
- READ ALL ABOUT IT!, by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush. Illustrated by Denise Brunkus. A boy is surprised to discover that he loves story books.
- ALPHABET, by Matthew Van Fleet. An interactive safari ABC. (Ages 2 to 6)
- SMASH! CRASH!, by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon. A truck named Jack and a dump truck named Dan love to smash into things. (Ages 3 to 7)
- KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. One of Trixie’s classmates has a bunny just like hers. (Ages 4 to
Children’s Chapter Books
- DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)
- DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. How Greg embarrassed himself on his summer vacation (ask his older brother, Rodrick); a sequel to “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” (Ages 9 to 12)
- THE QUEST BEGINS, by Erin Hunter. The adventures of three bear cubs. (Ages 12 and up)
- LOCK AND KEY, by Sarah Dessen. A free-spirited high school girl is sent to live with her wealthy older sister. (Ages 12 and up)
- TWEAK, by Nic Sheff. A memoir of a teenager’s methamphetamine addiction. (Ages 15 and up)
Children’s Paperback Books
- DYLAN, by Lisi Harrison. The daughter of a TV journalist falls in love at a Hawaiian tennis tournament; a Clique novel. (Ages 12 and up)
- INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, by James Luceno. Archaeological derring-do; a movie tie-in. (Ages 9 to 12)
- MASSIE, by Lisi Harrison. A Westchester girl takes a summer job selling cosmetics; a Clique novel. (Ages 12 and up)
- THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. A girl saves books from Nazi burning and shares them with a Jewish man in hiding. (Ages 14 and up)
- CAMP ROCK, by Lucy Ruggles. A girl spends her summer learning pop music; a tie-in to the TV movie. (Ages 9 to 12)
Children’s Series Books
- THE TWILIGHT SERIES, by Stephenie Meyer. Vampires and werewolves in high school. (Ages 12 and up)
- PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)
- PENDRAGON, by D. J. MacHale. A teenage boy travels through time and space. (Ages 10 and up)
- PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, by Sara Shepard. Four girls less perfect than they seem. (Ages 14 and up)
- WARRIORS: POWER OF THREE, by Erin Hunter. Cat warriors fight for survival in a mythical land. (Ages 9 to 12)
Paperback Trade Fiction
- THE SHACK, by William P. Young. A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God. (†)
- THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB, by Kate Jacobs. A group of women meet weekly at a New York City yarn shop.
- THE KITE RUNNER, by Khaled Hosseini. An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared.
- WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen. A young man-and an elephant-save a Depression-era circus.
- NINETEEN MINUTES, by Jodi Picoult. The aftermath of a high-school shooting reveals the fault lines in a small New Hampshire town.
Paperback Mass-Market Fiction
- THE HOLLOW, by Nora Roberts. Book 2 in the Sign of Seven trilogy.
- THE LOST DUKE OF WYNDHAM, by Julia Quinn. A woman in a duchess’ employ falls for a rake who may or may not be the long-lost duke of the house.
- HIGH NOON, by Nora Roberts. A hostage negotiator must face down her unknown stalker.
- HIDE, by Lisa Gardner. A former sniper with the Massachusetts State Police, now a detective, unravels a mystery that begins with the discovery of six corpses beneath a state mental hospital.
- STEP ON A CRACK, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A detective raising 10 children alone must rescue 34 high-level hostages.
- THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. A former climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert. A writer’s yearlong journey in search of self takes her to Italy, India and Indonesia.
- THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama. The Illinois senator proposes that Americans move beyond their political divisions.
- MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan. A newspaper columnist and his wife learn life lessons from their neurotic dog.
- LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson. The only survivor of a Navy Seals operation in Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his escape.
- A NEW EARTH, by Eckhart Tolle. A spiritual teacher prescribes letting go of the ego to help end conflict and suffering.
- SKINNY BITCH, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. Vegan diet advice from the world of modeling.
- THE POWER OF NOW, by Eckhart Tolle. A guide to personal growth and spiritual enlightenment.
- HUNGRY GIRL, by Lisa Lillien. Recipes for burgers, nachos, pizza, fudge, onion rings and other “guilty” foods — without the guilt.
- WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. Advice for parents-to-be. (†)