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Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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Glass Houses
Louise Penny
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Irving Stone
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Mary C. Neal, M.D.
The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America
Richard John Neuhaus
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Carla Barnhill, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jim Wallis

Nielsen Top 20, as of June 29, 2014

This isn't something that I normally do, and I don't know what led me to look now, but I looked at the bestselling books of the year. While I didn't expect any of my favorites to show up, I wasn't quite expecting this depressing collection of YA, things that have been turned into (or are based upon) movies, and general drivel. Ugh.


1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
2. The Fault in Our Stars (paperback) by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
4. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
5. The Fault in Our Stars (hardcover) by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
6. The Fault in Our Stars (Movie tie-in) by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
8. Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Abrams/Amulet)
9. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson)
10. Frozen by Victoria Saxon (Random House/Disney)
11. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson)
12. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss (Random House)
13. Frozen: The Junior Novelization by Sarah Nathan (Random House/Disney)
14. Heaven Is for Real (Movie tie-in) by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson)
15. Frozen: Journey to the Ice Palace by Frank Berrios (Random House/Disney)
16. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook by Scholastic (Scholastic)
17. Minecraft: Essential Handbook by Scholastic (Scholastic)
18. Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters by Melissa Lagonegro (Random House/Disney)


Frozen: Big Snowman, Little Snowman by Tish Rabe (Random House/Disney)
20. The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)


Full article at: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/63195-ya-tops-nielsen-and-kindle-lists-for-2014-so-far.html