Friday, August 3, 2012

Kelley Armstrong has two books (and three spots) on the Canadian Booksellers’ Association’s bestsellers list


Kelley’s lastest novel, Thirteen, is at #8 this week in the Hardcover Fiction list and at #12 in Canadian Fiction.  Her most recent Young Adult novel, The Calling, is also still hanging on, at #14 in the Kids Canadiana list, even though The Calling has been out forever now. 

Kelley will be my guest speaker at the Secrets of Writing a Page-turner workshop on October 27 in London, Ontario. (Details here.)

I see there’s also a new Alan Furst novel out. Furst writes spy fiction set during the Second World War, and he’s a treat….

Top Hardcover Fiction
1.   Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness $31, Vikin, 0-670-02348-5 , 9780670023486
2.   A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin $38, Rando, 0-553-80147-3 , 9780553801477
3.   Canada by Richard Ford $29.99, Harpe, 1-4434-1111-6 , 9781443411110
4.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn $29.95, Crown, 0-307-58836-X , 9780307588364
5.   The Red House by Mark Haddon $29.95, Doubl, 0-385-67692-1 , 9780385676922
6.   The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon $29.99, Harpe, 1-4434-1379-8 , 9781443413794
7.   In One Person by John Irving $34.95, Knopf, 0-307-36178-0 , 9780307361783
8.   Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong $29.95, Random House. More here.
9.   Creole Belle by James Lee Burke $32, Simon, 1-4516-4813-8 , 9781451648133
10.  Mission to Paris by Alan Furst $32, Rando, 1-4000-6948-3 , 9781400069484
11.  The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam $32.95, Doubl, 0-385-66145-2 , 9780385661454
12.  Capital by John Lanchester $32.99, M&S , 0-7710-4671-5 , 9780771046711
13.  A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers $27.95, McSwe, 1-936365-74-X , 9781936365746
14.  The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King $29.99, Scrib, 1-4516-5890-7 , 9781451658903
15.  The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer $29.99, St.Ma, 1-250-00097-1 , 9781250000972

I see Fifty Shades of Grey has the top three spots in the paperback list. Depressing…     
                                                                                                                           
Top Paperback Fiction
1.   Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James $17.95, Knopf, 0-345-80348-5 , 9780345803481
2.  
 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James $17.95, Knopf, 0-345-80349-3 , 9780345803498
3.  
 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James $17.95, Knopf, 0-345-80350-7 , 9780345803504
4.  
 The Litigators by John Grisham $11.99, Rando, 0-345-53056-X , 9780345530561
5.  
 A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin $10.99, Rando, 0-553-57340-3 , 9780553573404
6.  
 A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin $10.99, Rando, 0-553-57342-X , 9780553573428
7.  
 The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje $22, Knopf, 0-307-40142-1 , 9780307401427
8. 
  A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin $10.99, Rando, 0-553-57990-8 , 9780553579901
9.  
 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern $21, Doubl, 0-385-67173-3 , 9780385671736
10. 
 A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin $10.99, Rando, 0-553-58202-X , 9780553582024
11. 
 Bared to You by Sylvia Day $16, Pengu, 0-425-26390-8 , 9780425263907
12. 
 The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt $22.95, Anans, 1-77089-032-7 , 9781770890329
13. 
 Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel $24.99, Harpe, 1-55468-779-9 , 9781554687794
14. 
 The Virgin Cure by Ami Mckay $22, Knopf, 0-676-97957-2 , 9780676979572
15. 
 A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny $16.99, St.Ma, 1-250-00734-8 , 9781250007346

I’m afraid I haven’t read any of this Canadiana. I’d welcome recommendations in the comments…


Top Canadiana
 1.   The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant $21, Knopf, 0-676-97646-8 , 9780676976465
2.   Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
 by Carmen Aguirre $21, D&M , 1-77100-036-8 , 9781771000369
3.  
 The End of Growth by Jeff Rubin $29.95, Rando, 0-307-36089-X , 9780307360892
4.  
 Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence $26.95, Harbo, 1-55017-514-9 , 9781550175141
5.  
 Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill $29.95, D&M , 1-55365-977-5 , 9781553659778
6.  
 Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812 by James Laxer $29.95, Anans, 0-88784-261-5 , 9780887842610
7. 
  A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter's Journey From Refugee Camp to the Arav Spring by Nahlah Ayed $32, Pengu, 0-670-06909-4 , 9780670069095
8.  
 The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton $19.95, Finan, 0-9683947-4-4 , 9780968394748
9.  
 Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption, and Yes by Jan Wong $21.99, JanWo, 0-9878685-0-0 , 9780987868503
10. 
 Road to Valour by Aili & Andres McConnon $32.95, Doubl, 0-385-66948-8 , 9780385669481
11. 
 A Field Guide to the Identification of Pebbles by Eileen Van der Flier-Keller $7.95, Harbo, 1-55017-395-2 , 9781550173956
12. 
 Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two by Michael Wyatt & Paul Keery $24.95, D&M , 1-55365-596-6 , 9781553655961
13. 
 The Ice Pilots: Flying with the Mavericks of the Great White North by Michael Vlessides $21.95, D&M , 1-55365-939-2 , 9781553659396
14. 
 Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass by Wade Davis $50, D&M , 1-55365-880-9 , 9781553658801
15. 
 The Curve of Time: 50th Anniversary Edition by M Wylie Blanchet et al $24.95, White, 1-77050-037-5 , 9781770500372


Top Canadian Fiction
1.   The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje $22, Knopf, 0-307-40142-1 , 9780307401427
2.  
 The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt $22.95, Anans, 1-77089-032-7 , 9781770890329
3.  
 The Virgin Cure by Ami Mckay $22, Knopf, 0-676-97957-2 , 9780676979572
4. 
  Half Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan $24.95, Thoma, 0-88762-741-2 , 9780887627415
5.  
 The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis $19.99, McCle, 0-7710-4758-4 , 9780771047589
6. 
  Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay $22, M&S , 0-7710-3797-X , 9780771037979
7.  
 A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaughe $22, M&S , 0-7710-8608-3 , 9780771086083
8.  
 Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda $10.99, Harpe, 0-06-220396-7 , 9780062203960
9.  
 Shelter by Frances Greenslade $19.95, Rando, 0-307-36032-6 , 9780307360328
10. 
 Room by Emma Donoghue $10.99, Harpe, 1-4434-1369-0 , 9781443413695
11. 
 Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden $20, Pengu, 0-14-305695-6 , 9780143056959
12. 
 Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong $29.95, Random House. More here.
13.  The High Road by Terry Fallis $19.99, McCle, 0-7710-4787-8 , 9780771047879
14. 
 The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak $24.95, Doubl, 0-385-66656-X , 9780385666565
15. 
 The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam $32.95, Doubl, 0-385-66145-2 , 9780385661454

You'll notice that a lot of these top-selling kids books have been out for years, including the #1 spot. That's the nature of fiction for small children  it never gets old. 


Top Kids Canadian
1.   Love You Forever by Robert Munsch $5.95, Firef, 0-920668-37-2 , 9780920668375
2. 
  Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch $6.95, ANNIC, 0-920236-16-2 , 9780920236161
3.  
 Dustlands 1: Blood Red Road by Moira Young $12.95, Doubl, 0-385-67185-7 , 9780385671859
4.  
 Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt $8.95, KIDS , 1-55453-023-7 , 9781554530236
5.
   This Dark Endeavour: Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel $12.99, Harpe, 1-55468-340-8 , 9781554683406
6.  
 Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel $12.99, Harpe, 1-55468-611-3 , 9781554686117
7.  
 Moose by Robert Munsch $7.99, Schol, 1-4431-0718-2 , 9781443107181
8.  
 Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt $8.95, KIDS , 1-55453-462-3 , 9781554534623
9.   It's My Room
 by Robert Munsch $7.99, Schol, 1-4431-1365-4 , 9781443113656
10. 
 Abc of Canada by Kim Bellefontaine $6.95, KIDS , 1-55337-685-4 , 9781553376859
11. 
 Mortimer by Robert Munsch $6.95, ANNIC, 0-920303-11-0 , 9780920303115
12.
  Red is Best by Kathy Stinson $6.95, Annic, 1-55451-051-1 , 9781554510511
13. 
 Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gilman $7.99, SCHOL, 1-4431-1308-5 , 9781443113083
14.
  The Calling by Kelley Armstrong $19.99, Doubleday (a Random House imprint). More here.
15.  Good Night Canada by Adam Gamble $9.95, OUR W, 1-60219-038-0 , 9781602190382

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

No comments:

Post a Comment