Since most of us are pretty much doing everything we can to check out early before the holidays begin, I thought it would be fun and easy to share this piece from the Seattle Times literary page that lists the top 10 books taken out from The Seattle Library in 2010. It’s a chance to see what Americans, at least in Seattle, are really reading. There aren’t any big surprises on the list, but I am personally happy to see the #1 book, The Help, is a first novel. Very incredible in this market that a first time author can find the kind of success that Kathryn Stockett has found with this book. It’s also interesting to see the kind of nonfiction that makes the list. Smart, thought-provoking titles, Outliers and Food Rules, books that allow the reader see every day things in a unique and different way. And I’ll be picking up a copy of I Stink to read to my kids over the break. I’m curious to know more about this book that made the list alongside all of these adult titles. I hope you’ll find something from this list or elsewhere to read over the holidays, and take the time to relax and enjoy family, friends, and a good book. We’ll look forward to sharing a lot more publishing-related news and views in the New Year!
Holiday library reading