FAVORITE BOOKS AT HOOKED ON BOOKS!
of books & bestselling
authors within those categories.
picks: Our top 50 bestsellers last summer (to be added)
Current New York Times Best Sellers
Romance Book Lists
Science Fiction Book
Oprah's Book Club List .
(For other books mentioned on her show
look at Oprah's "For
Bookclub: Reader's Guides" )
Our best selling male authors include Nicholas
Sparks, Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, Nelson DeMille, Ted Bell, John
Grisham, Vince Flynn, Michael Crichton and W.E.B Griffin. We also carry
older authors like Robert Ludlum, Sidney Sheldon, Lawrence Sanders,
Wilbur Smith, James Michener and Harold Robbins.
selling female author is
undoubtably Nora Roberts. Other biggies are Fern Michaels, Tami Hoag,
Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky, Lisa Jackson, and Iris Johansen,
Irish favorites Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes, popular beach reads
Luanne Rice, Carly Phillips and Jennifer Crusie, and everyones
favorites Mary Higgins Clark, Sandra Brown and Danielle Steel.
We have over five thousand
different mystery titles arranged alphabeticaly by author's last
name. Our most popular authors are Harlen Coben, Lee Child,
Michael Connelly, Jeffrey Deaver, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, J. A.
Jance, James Patterson, Anne Perry, Kathy Reichs, John Sandford, Lisa
Scottoline and Stuart Woods.... Plus we have a large selection of old
favorites like Agatha Christie, Ed McBain, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence
Block, Elmore Leonard, Elizabeth Peters, an assortment of Culinary
mysteries, like Tamara Myers, Diane Mott Davidson, Jerilyn Farmer,
Joann Fluke, G A McKevett and Joanne Pence. Cat Mysteries;
Lillian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, Carole Nelson Douglas.
This is a genre that has blossomed in the past few years. It is really
a blend of classic romance and horror/fantasy, involving relationships
between humans and vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts or
charachters with psychic abilities like telekenesis or telepathy.
Queens of this genre are Sherrilyn Kenyon & Christine Feehan but we
have more than 100 other authors in this section.
These are romance novels set in the past including Viking times through
Medieval to Victorian England, Old Highland Scotland, Colonial and
Civil-War America, Western & Naative American. The heroes are
warriors, knights, pirates and cowboys. Popular authors are Stephanie
Laurens, Dorothy Garlock, Christina Dodd & Susan Wiggs.
We have a great selection of horror books. Our most popular authors are
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Bentley
Little, Richard Laymon, Andrew Neiderman and popular vampire authors
like Anne Rice, Laurel K Hamilton, Poppy Z Brite. Also older authors
like John Saul, Peter Straub, James Herbert, Robert McCammon and Clive
Leading the list of true crime authors is of course Ann Rule, Aphrodite
Jones, Greg Olsen, Jack Olsen and John Douglas. We have probably a
larger selection of true crime than most bookstores, we also have a
selection of Mafia Books.
SCI-FI / FANTASY:
selling authors in this area are Isaac Asimov, Terry Brooks,
Orson Scott Card, David Eddings, Alan Dean Foster, Terry Goodkind,
Robert Jordan, Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey, R A Salvatore. We
also have a large selection of Star Trek, Star Wars, Forgotten
Realms and DragonLance.
a large selection of Biographies, something for every one. Rock
Stars, Actresses, Actors, Political, Royalty, Sport Figures, Artists.
If you like bio's you are sure to find something you'll enjoy...
We have books on parenting, teaching, relationships, diet, exercise and
nutrition, health, addiction, etiquette, home-repair and decorating,
gardening, and a huge selection of cookbooks.
We have books on astrology, numerology, palmistry, psyhics,
afterlife, near death experiences, reincarnation, meditation,
Nostradamus, alien encounters, ufo's and true ghost stories, eastern
religions, Zen, Tao, I-Ching and yoga. Popular
authors in this section include Edgar Cayce, Carlos Casteneda,
Kahlil Gibran, John Edward and Sylvia Browne. We have a large
Christian section including books on Angels, Saints,
Televangelists, Catholic church, faith and morality, prayer books,
Bibles, C.S. Lewis, Max Lucado; the very popular "Left
Behind" and "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, and a very nice
selection of Christian fiction novels.
These are larger sized paperbacks that tend to be a little more
intellectual than the ordinary novel. These are the books that get
nominated for Pulitzer and Booker awards, are read and discussed by
book-clubs and reading groups and tend to cost $14.00 in a new
bookstore. That is not to say that they are all serious, heavy,
thought-provokers for the intelligentsia. Many are very witty - like
Bill Bryson, Augusten Burroughs, and David Sedaris, heart-warming
romance like Jennifer Weiner and Jane Green, books that capture
the spirit of a place like Peter Mayle (Provence) and Frances Mayes
(Tuscany), popular Italian-American writers like Rita Ciresi and
Adrianna Trigiani, inspirational authors like Mitch Albom and
Paolo Coehlo as well as those award winners, Barbara Kingsolver,
Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Jane Smiley and CormacMcCarthy
to name a few. At the head of this section we have a couple of
shelves dedicated exclusively to Oprah's