Wednesday, 21 May 2008

More on Bookmooch

Following on from my previous posting about the books most available to mooch, here are the books most people want.

Top of the list, a book I have just finished and really did not rate, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Emotionally manipulative, not terribly well written and slap on the misery with a trowel. Not my cup of chai. Though others love it. Very Book club material. I did love the bit about Titanic.

The one I really, really want to read is Joshua Ferris - Then We Came to the End because I have worked, still work, in an office and have never managed to capture the culture, the humour and the back stabbing that (can) goes on there.

Who is Stephanie Meyer?

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns 473 0
Michael Pollan Omnivore's Dilemma 400 0
Frank Warren PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives 369 0
Elizabeth Gilbert Eat Pray Love 354 0
Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life 346 0
Alan Weisman The World Without Us 337 0
Michael Pollan In Defense Of Food 326 0
Stephenie Meyer Twilight (Twilight, Book 1) 315 0
Stephenie Meyer New Moon (Twilight, Book 2) 301 0
Stephen Colbert I Am America (And So Can You!) 295 0
Frank Warren The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book 291 0
Christopher Hitchens God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything 286 0
Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time 282 0
Stephenie Meyer Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3) 280 0
Cormac McCarthy The Road (Oprah's Book Club) 280 0
Conn Iggulden The Dangerous Book for Boys 275 0
Frank Warren My Secret: A PostSecret Book 272 0
Amy Sedaris I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence 272 0
Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel 268 0
Joshua Ferris Then We Came to the End: A Novel 263 0

Again, very US based I think.

1 comment:

Fence said...

Stephanie Meyer writes a series of teenage books featuring a girl in love with a vampire. It sounds terrible but they are great books, imo. Overly dramatic and angsty, but great nontheless. And I'm not even a teenager anymore :)

She also has just published her first adult novel, The Host, which I haven't read yet, but I do have it on order.