Top 10 Reads: THE HOBBIT Rises to 2nd Place Following Movie Release; Week Ending 12/16/2012
Amazon.com has just released their list of top selling books for the online marketplace this week: J.R.R. Tolkien's THE HOBBIT made a push for the top spot following the release of its film adaptation, but finished in second place. Once again, the seventh book in the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series continues its reign on the best seller list. Check out the full list below!
1) The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
by Jeff Kinney
"Love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love."
2) The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) [Illustrated] [Hardcover]
by J.R.R. Tolkien
"This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author."
3) Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
"A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln."
4) Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham
"In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power."
5) Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust
by Ina Garten
"Millions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn't be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any grocery store. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, the Food Network star takes easy a step further, sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that "wow!" factor we all crave."
6) Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander M.D.
"Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
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