Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Yet Another List I'm Not On

 Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China by Pearl S. BuckSome interesting and unexpected titles on this list.

AbeBooks: Top 100 Most Searched-For Books of 2015: It's never dull when we dive into BookFinder.com's dusty archives of digital data to compile a list of the most searched for out-of-print books from the previous year. Sex, religion, quilting, gardening, swimming, pike fishing, cooking and UFOs, you can find all the important aspects of life in this selection of literature.

6 comments:

Deb said...

I've actually read a few of these--IMPERIAL WOMAN being my favorite, long remembered from junior high. I think my husband has that Kenny Stabler book (SNAKE) and also another Stabler book, CRUISIN' WITH THE TOOZ, about John Matuzak and incredibly non-p.c. I'm glad Patricia Cornwell's godawful book about Jack the Ripper is o-o-p--may it stay that way. And MANDINGO, good ol' dirty reading stalwart of aforementioned junior high, out-of-print? How the mighty hath fallen!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

"All the important aspects of life"... MANDINGO? Which aspects? Actually, Jackie's grandmother was a big fan of MANDINGO and other similar titles.

I've read a few, including FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. Jackie read the Nora Roberts title, I'm sure, as she's read well over 100 of her books.

Bill Crider said...

Judy loved the Mandingo books and read a lot of them. The Donald Hamilton western was a surprise to me. Maybe the movie was shown on TCM or something.

Deb said...

Good conjecture, Bill. Yes, I wondered as I was going through the list what the precipitating event was the caused each particular book to be the object of multiple book searches--especially the more obscure titles. I'm guessing the book about the Cushing sisters was searched for after Melanie Benjamin's THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE was published because Babe Paley (née Cushing) is a significant character in that book.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I used to pick up copies of THE HEAVEN TREE TRILOGY by Edith Pargeter in Britain and they always sold pretty well.

The Asimov title (#100) is easily - and cheaply available, so I don't get that.

Don Coffin said...

Based on the top 10 (I quit at that point), I don't think I'd want to be on that list.