Archive for August 16th, 2012

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 2000

Can you believe that Y2K happened 12 years ago! Some of us (especially me) forget that we’re already into the second decade of the millennium – crazy though it sounds. It seems like only yesterday…

  • The last original Peanuts comic strip appeared in February 2000 (the classics still appear in Sunday papers).
  • The country of India hit 1 billion people in May 2000 (India’s at 1,210,193,422 as of 2011).
  • Dora the Explorer first broadcast in August 2000 (Dora has been translated in more than 25 languages and even had a spin-off).

Relive the days of the turn of the century with one of these books (by many authors who are still hot in publishing!) from the New York Times Best Sellers List ending August 20, 2000.



1. Winter Solstice – Rosamunde Pilcher

 2. Dust to Dust – Tami Hoag

 3. Not a Day Goes By – E. Lynn Harris

 4. The House on Hope Street – Danielle Steel

 5. Omerta – Mario Puzo

 6. Mr. Perfect – Linda Howard

 7. Riptide – Catherine Coulter

 8. Purple Cane Road – James Lee Burke

 9. Nora, Nora – Anne Rivers Siddons

 10. The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Posession – Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

 11. The Brethren – John Grisham

 12. The River King – Alice Hoffman

 13. Heartbreaker – Julie Garwood

 14. Deadly Decisions – Kathy Reichs

 15. Hot Six – Janet Evanovich



1. It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life – Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

2. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

3. Life on the Other Side – Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison

4. American Rhapsody – Joe Eszterhas

5. Flags of Our Fathers – James Bradley with Ron Powers

6. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

7. The Day John Died – Christopher Andersen

8. In the Heart of the Sea: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex – Nathaniel Philbrick

9. In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson

10. The Greatest Generation – Tom Brokaw

11. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain

12. From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life , 1500 to the Present – Jacques Barzun

13. Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There – David Brooks

14. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living – the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

15. Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit – Garry Wills