| Dec 13, 2009
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
2. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee ($15)
3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)
5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer...
| Dec 13, 2009
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 27 ||
|| 2. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid:...
| Jun 30, 2010
Anyone worried about the fate of Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the "Twilight" gang after the moody blues of movie No. 2 can breathe a sigh of relief. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have:...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
| Nov 21, 2010
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Henry Holt: 352 pp., $16.99
Thank Stephenie Meyer or the casting director who made Taylor Lautner a household name. Werewolves are big in teen fiction, especially if they're brooding, sexy and hot-...
| Jan 16, 2011
Splinter: 416 pp., $17.95
Inter-species romance has become routine in young adult lit lately, especially between nubile young women who like their guys muscular and wolfen, at least for part of the day. In the...
| Oct 17, 2010
Philomel Books: 456 pp., $17.99
Members of Team Jacob and Team Edward have a new love triangle with which they can take sides. Will it be the ripped-ab intellectual Shay or the smoldering playboy Ren? Readers of the...
| Mar 8, 2011
The ads for "Red Riding Hood" show Amanda Seyfried dramatically cloaked in a cape, the better to see her in the snowy woods that serve as the backdrop for a story loosely based on the classic fairy tale. But, as the trailers hint, everything is not as...
| Dec 4, 2011
Thank J.K. Rowling for starting the kid's book craze with "Harry Potter" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga for perpetuating the trend that has more adults reading children's titles than ever before. The year 2011 has seen an explosion of books...
| May 29, 2011
Consider this premise for a novel:
Helen Hamilton has always known there is something odd about her. It's not just her superhuman strength, which she has learned to mask, or her tendency to provoke strange attackers. Lately she's worried that she's...
| Jan 25, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. || 27 ||
|| 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown:...