Sunday, December 8, 2013

The New York Times Top 15 (25) Best Sellers for the week ending Sunday, December 8th, 2013!

Hello! It's that time of the week again! The Best Seller list according from the NYT! Posted by NOON every Sunday (sometimes earlier).
This week when I list the books, I'm going to do something different. I am going to link the title and the photo of the book to the "ebook". Usually it's the other way around, but Amazon is making that difficult now, so I'm going to go with the flow of what they are doing. When you go to the ebook, you can click on ANY OTHER FORMAT of the book from the ebook page. Same as with ANY type of book you pull up. 1, 2, 3, you're there!

This week I've read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and what a book! Required reading material:
1. A block of time without interruption
2. A HUGE box of tissue that has the lotion in it because you will be CRYING YOUR EYES OUT!
3. Something to drink and a snack because you are NOT going to want to put this book down even for that!
Oh! I cried my eyes out with that book! You all know it's not often I cry while reading a book, but this one, OH, MY! It's about 2 teenagers. One has active cancer the and the other did, but gave up his leg to get rid of it. These two are in love with a book, (and each other, but they don't recognize it until later!) but the author quit writing the series. These two teens want to know what happens to the characters in this series but the author won't budge. He says the ONLY way he'll tell is if they go to Denmark. Wow. Their stuck. Or are they. Overall I was impressed at how MUCH these two kids, facing death, knew about life! It's an AMAZING BOOK! Get it, read it, enjoy it, and get ready to cry! It's a book you won't soon forget!
Make SURE to come back here Thursday - (ALL THE FUN HERE AT THE BLOG will be listed below by date!) for my review of Dying For Sex by Lynn Albrecht What? That book sounds familiar? That's because this author is giving me the okay to give away INTERNATIONALLY - 3 PAPERBACKS of THAT book in the CURRENT "2013 Debut Author Giveaway Hop" -  GOING ON RIGHT NOW until the 11th at MIDNIGHT! Make SURE you enter! You can enter HERE!  OR by clicking on the IMAGE of the HOP in the UPPER LEFT COLUMN and click on the photo to take you there!

Still Christmas shopping? Well, check this out: Top Holiday Deals from Amazon! Click here! starting TODAY will get you finished!

STACIE MCADAMS!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Stacie won the books I had up for grab! The first one was an ebook of: Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining) by Stephen King (this is Book 2 of The Shining!) AND 1 ebook of: The Shining by Stephen King
Did you EVER think there would be a SEQUEL to The Shining? WOW!!! I NEVER thought The Shining 'could' EVER be topped! Leave it to Stephen King to do so!

I must share this quick little story with you! When I 'just' became a teenager, about 12 or 13? Somewhere around there, even BEFORE this book was made into a movie, my mother and I used to read LIKE CRAZY! We shared the books, but she got to read them first, so she would scare the heck out of me! We both had just finished reading The Amityville Horror by Jan Anson, (does anyone remember that book? WOW!!!) it was made into a movie, but like ALL books, the movie was NOTHING like the book! The book was 100X better than the movie, with the book leaving things to our imagination!!! SO MUCH BETTER! So I'm in my room reading The Shining by Stephen King when she comes in and asks me (knowing FULL WELL I had NOT gotten to that part of the book yet) if I had gotten to the part where the BUNNY grabs the wife's foot from uder the bed yet? AHHHHHHHHH! That DID IT FOR ME!!! She scared the bejeevers out of me!! So every NIGHT when I got ready for bed, I remember JUMPING from a DISTANCE to get in bed, and JUMPING a distance AWAY from the bed to get OUT! LOL!!! ALL of that just so the hairy bunny's arm wouldn't get me by the feet and pull me under! LOL!!! My Mom is no longer with me, but at least I'll have some VERY funny memories like that! Even if they WERE scary ones!

What's happening here at the blog this week? A LOT! Here it is!
Come back HERE this week for the following:
Tonight, Sunday, December 8th, at 9:00pm the Review of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion will go LIVE - you can also see it tomorrow in which is on
Monday, the 9th! This review will have then gone out to EVERYONE who follows me by then! Typically it goes out on Sunday at 9:00pm!
Tuesday - A Review! Surprise book!
Wednesday for the LAST DAY TO ENTER the 2013 Debut Author Giveaway Hop
Wednesday - THE NEW HOP STARTS! "THE BEST OF 2013!" That one runs until December 18th) Wow! Getting SO CLOSE to Christmas!!! :) I think you'll LOVE the book I'll be giving away! I sure did!!!
Thursday, December 12th - Review of DYING FOR SEX by Lynn Albrecht! BLOG TOUR!  The author will have a Guest Post! Plus, you never know what Blog Tours hold, so you might get ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN THAT BOOK!
Friday - A Review! Surprise book! (I have so many books to catch up writing reviews on!)
Sunday, December 15th - this post again! (YIKES! You ONLY have 9 days until Christmas Eve to get your shopping done now!)
December is a busy, busy, busy month! 
Gee! During the BUSY WEEKS, I should outline my week like this every week! I can come back HERE and double check what I'm doing, in case I forget! LOL!!! (We'll see!)

How many of you have Christmas Parties to go to? Those are always fun!

Remember! Let us know what YOU are reading in the COMMENTS BELOW! Should WE read them? Why? I LOVE getting book recommendations! Give us some, if you don't mind!

Okay - on to the BOOKS!!!


This is NEW and DESERVES MENTIONING! In the past since I have ONLY listed the NYT Best Sellers in books in the "PRINT" section, this week I am reversing that and posting the KINDLE version FIRST, and once you are at that page you can click on the PRINT version from there - I have noticed this week there is RED PRINT showing us what books are the #1 Best Sellers in the genre they are in! This is for Amazon Kindle ebooks only, and the list is UPDATED HOURLY! Pretty interesting! I'm glad I changed it over this week, and I will continue to do this every week now!
This week is a HOT WEEK for #1's! Wow!!!
Purple Print is for Independent authors, also known as Indie Authors who have self published and HIT THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST! THAT - IS AMAZING and REQUIRES I POINT THEM OUT!!! (I always have in the past, too!)
These amazing authors have done EVERYTHING on their OWN, to writing the book, editing it then sending it on over TO a professional Editors, chosen their own covers, published it, and advertised the HECK out of the book! They have gone to Bloggers and the public asking for reviews, (it IS against the LAW to PAY for a review on a book - I just want you to know this, which is why you will see ALL people who have been GIVEN a book stating they have received the book for free and from where, and some Bloggers will even post the law and a LINK to it, such as I do) and if it's just a plain 'ol GREAT book, the book FLIES to this Best Seller list ALL ON IT'S OWN because the author is an AMAZING writer!
You can see MORE of these Best Sellers by clicking here: Amazon Best Sellers!
For MORE goodies, IN PRINT, go here: Amazon's BOOK page!
Another NEW thing I found starting TODAY is Amazon's TOP HOLIDAY DEALS! Starting 12-08-13! TODAY! To do ALL your Christmas Shopping ALL at Amazon ONLINE! What could be ANY better than to shop from the comfort of your home
Have FUN and ENJOY!

1. Cross My Heart (Alex Cross) by James Patterson
ebook:       $  7.50 

Print book: $14.50


2. Sycamore Row by John Grisham #1 Best Seller in Kindle Store!
ebook:        $  6.49

Print book:  $14.87


3. Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich #1 Best Seller in General Humorous Fiction!
ebook:        $ 6.49

Print book:  $14.00

4. King and Maxwell (King & Maxwell) by David Baldacci
ebook:        $ 8.99

Print book:  $15.55

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt #1 Best Seller in Literary Fiction!
ebook:        $7.50

Print book:  $15.41


6. Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining) by Stephen King Per Amazon - #1 Best Seller in Horror Suspense!
ebook:        $ 7.99

Print book:  $15.00


7. The First Phone Call From Heaven: A Novel by Mitch Albom #1 Best Seller in Contemporary Religious Fiction! 
ebook:        $ 8.49

Print book:  $12.50


8. Remy (The REAL series) by Katy Evans
ebook:        $5.45

Print book:  $6.31


9. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks #1 Best Seller in Women's Romance!
ebook:        $6.49

Print book:  $9.49


10. Forever Us (Forever Trilogy) by Sandi Lynn Indie Author who Self Published! CONGRATULATIONS!!
ebook:        $ 3.99

Print book:  $10.66


11. Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts #1 in Paranormal Romance!
ebook:       $4.99

Print book: $8.73


12. Ender's Game: 1 (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card #1 in Best Seller in Space Operas!
ebook:       $3.99

Print book: $4.39


13. Dust (A Scarpetta Novel) by Patricia Cornwell #1 Best Seller in Medical Thrillers
ebook:        $  7.49

Print book:  $16.68


14. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty #1 in Women's Contemporary Fiction!
ebook:      $  5.99

Print book: $13.33


15. The Supreme Macaroni Company: A Novel (Valentine Trilogy) by Adriana Trigiani
ebook:       $ 8.00

Print book: $10.11


And the rest are:

  • INFERNO, by Dan Brown (Doubleday)
  • NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED, by Sarah MacLean (Avon)
  • GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
  • HOSTAGE, by Kay Hooper (Berkley)
  • BROKEN, by Kelly Elliott (Kelly Elliott)
  • THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT, by Amy Tan (Ecco/HarperCollins)
  • A GAME OF THRONES 5-BOOK BUNDLE, by George R. R. Martin (Bantam)
  • A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R. R. Martin (Random House)
  • S., by Doug Dorst (Little Brown & Company)
  • TROUBLE, by Samantha Towle (Samantha Towle)
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