Friday, August 17, 2012

Kelley Armstrong’s "13" rises to #2 on Maclean’s Bestsellers list, "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce takes #1


For variety, I’m bringing you Maclean Magazines’s bestsellers list. This is the second week that Kelley Armstrong’s new novel, 13, has been on the Maclean’s list and it’s risen into the number two spot after debuting at number three.  Kelley will be my guest speaker at the “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner” Workshop on October 27 in London. (Details here.)

I confess to knowing nothing about the number one book, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, but according to reviews it’s highly readable.

In case anyone is wondering, Canada is by an American, the well-known novelist, Richard Ford. Still, it’s an irresistible title, a good book to read while eating your waffles with Quebec maple syrup and a side of back bacon …

Fiction
(The number following the title signifies the book’s place on the list the previous week; the number in brackets, shows how many weeks the book has been on the list.)

1
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY
by Rachel Joyce
6 (2)
2
13
by Kelley Armstrong
 3 (2)
3
CAPITAL
by John Lanchester
2 (5)
4
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
by Dave Eggers
 (1)
5
IN ONE PERSON
by John Irving
1 (14)
6
MISSION TO PARIS
by Alan Furst
7 (9)
7
CANADA
by Richard Ford
4 (11)
8
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
by George R.R. Martin
5 (57)
9
BRING UP THE BODIES
by Hilary Mantel
9 (13)
10
GONE GIRL
by Gillian Flynn
 (1)

Nonfiction
1
DOUBLECROSS
by Ben Mcintyre
6 (2)
2
A DAUGHTER’S TALE
by Mary Soames
 (1)
3
JOHNSON’S LIFE OF LONDON
by Boris Johnson
2 (2)
4
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Antony Beevor
3 (9)
5
TECUMSEH AND BROCK
by James Laxer
1 (5)
6
THE END OF GROWTH
by Jeff Rubin
4 (13)
7
THE WORLD OF DOWNTON ABBEY
by Jessica Fellowes
5 (28)
8
WILD
by Cheryl Strayed
9 (4)
9
ROAD TO VALOUR
by Aili and Andres McConnon
 (1)

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.

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