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Satire: The New York Times Bestseller List, Week of Jan. 24

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From paperbacks to a waste of paper, hardcovers to hard-to-believe-it-was-even-published, and non-fiction full of fictitiousness to fiction that’s real in somebody’s world, the bestseller list has them all! Sometimes you just have to read between the lines.

Fiction

The Swan Thieves: A Bird’s Eye View, by Elizabeth Kostova

I, Alex Cross, Do Solemnly Swear I’m Up to No Good, by James Patterson

Noah’s Compass Was Broken, by Anne Tyler

Deeper Than the Dead and Twice as Smelly, by Tami Hoag

A Reliable Wife, A Layabout Husband, by Robert Goolrick

The Lovely Bones of the Skeletons in My Closet, by Alice Sebold

The Devil’s Punchbowl: Over a Zillion Served, by Greg Iles

Non-Fiction

Going Rogue: A Beginner’s Guide to Cosmetics, by Sarah Palin

Stones Into Schools: The Attack of the Ten Commandments, by Greg Mortensen

Superfreakonomics: The Thrifty Person’s Guide to the Best Alternative Sex Money Can Buy, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

What the Dog Saw and Promptly Forgot Because He is a Dog, by Malcolm Gladwell

Too Big to Fail: So the Rest of You are Too Small to Succeed, by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Half the Sky: The Annexing of Montana, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Arguing With Idiots: Me and My Three-Way Mirror, by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others

Diet, Food & Advice

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Cookbook, by Bill O’Reilly

Three Cups of Tea, Two Coffees, One Water and Don’t Pull Any Punches, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Eat, Pray, Love, Diet, Sin, Hate, by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Mayo Clinic Diet on Rye, by the Mayo Clinic staff

You: On a Diet, Me: On Vacation, by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz et al

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, The Blank Pages Edition For Those Who Saw Julie and Julia and Have No Intention of Cracking an Egg, Much Less the Cover, by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

Food Rules In Favor of Being Eaten, by Michael Pollan
Women and Money Are Soon Parted, by Suze Orman

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Me to Believe That, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

Children’s Books

Waddle! The Sound You Make When Your Parent Overfeeds You, by Rufus Butler Seder

The Lion and the Mouse, A True Story (Reader Discretion is Advised), by Jerry Pinkey

Catching Fire With the Matches You Were Told Not to Play With, by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games: Sick and Twisted Entertainment for Rich People’s Kids

The Book Thief: When a Gangster’s Kid is a Nerd, by Markus Zusak

Graphic Books
The Book of Genesis: Illustrated Curiously Enough By People You Know Weren’t There, by R. Crumb

Batman: Battle for the Cowlick, by Tony Daniel

Wolverine: Old Man Logan’s Run, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

The Stand: Captain Trips and Falls, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins

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About Diana Hartman

Diana is a USMC (ret.) spouse, mother of three and a Wichita, Kansas native. She is back in the United States after 10 years in Germany. She is a contributing author to Holiday Writes. She hates liver & motivational speakers. She loves science & naps.
  • http://blogcritics.org/writer/gordon_hauptfleisch Gordon Hauptfleisch

    Very inspired. So, um, could you do this every week?

  • http://joannehuspek.wordpress.com Joanne Huspek

    Ha, ha… this is hilarious.