Best sellers…would you read any of these?

I am fascinated by best seller lists, because it’s like taking a peek at the pulse of the nation’s readers. Here are the top five print/ebook bestselling books according to the New York Times for this week.

1. The King, by J.R. Ward.Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

2.  I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark.The producer of a true-crime show must contend with participants with secrets as well as her husband’s murderer.  

3.  The Fixed Trilogy, Laurelin Paige, for adult audiences only

4.  Shadow Spell, by Nora Roberts. In County Mayo, a falconer with an unresolved past falls for his sister’s best friend

5.  Missing You, Harlan Coban. Kat Donovan, an N.Y.P.D. detective, searches for the ex-fiancé who left her years before, and for her father’s murderer.

Interesting variety, no? I would probably not choose The King (not into vampire and paranormal) or The Fixed Trilogy (I generally skip imagethings with covers featuring scantily clad people doing unmentionable things), but I would probably give the Mary Higgins Clark book a read, and I enjoy most everything Coban has written. What do you think? Would you read any of the top five bestsellers on the list? Comments get you entered in the drawing for an Amazon gift card.

19 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jeanette Laitner on May 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I would love to read Mary Higgins Clark and maybe Cobans book also. I prefer Christian fiction and I truly LOVED “Force Of Nature”. Your contest intrigues me.

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  2. Posted by Shanda on April 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Just the Coban. He usually delivers. The loglines aren’t that appealing. IMHO.

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  3. Since I’ve been trying to stick mostly to Christian fiction & classics… I doubt that I will read any of those best sellers.
    I have tried a couple of Mary Higgins Clark’s books and one of Harlan Coban’s, but I didn’t even finish any of them.

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  4. Posted by Colleen Scott on April 19, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Definitely Mary Higgins Clark, and based on your recommendation I may try Coban.

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  5. Posted by Elizabeth Dent on April 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I would probably read Mary Higgins Clark or Nora Roberts. I would love to win a gift card . Thanks for the giveaway .
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Posted by Linda Presley on April 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I agree with the responses above. When I read (which is a lot these days with my back issues) I want a good book (usually a mystery) that keeps me involved in the story without profanity, sex, and graphic violence. I love books by Dana Mentink, Shirley McCoy, and many other Christian authors who know how to write an interesting story without all the above. Thank you!

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  7. I’ve always been a fan of Mary Higgins Clark, so I will probably read her latest. I’ll skip the others – I’d rather read Christian authors. Anytime I’ve tried a “recommended” book I am disappointed in the language and/or content.

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  8. Posted by Valri Western on April 18, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Probably not…I’m pretty discriminating these days. Best sellers tend to have profanity, sex, graphic violence, zombies, or something I’m not fond of! If I’m going to spend my money on a book, I want to be sure of what I’m getting so I stick to certain authors, genres or recommendations!

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  9. The Mary Higgins Clark would be the only one that I might read. I’m getting stingier and stingier with the time that I allot to reading, so I’m very particular with what I read.

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  10. Posted by Rose Blackard on April 18, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I might read Mary Higgins Clark Or possibly Cobans book, but not any of the others . I prefer Christian fiction or true stories, Thank you for having the contest.

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