Archive for October 29th, 2013

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 2008

Short trip this time, folks. We’re headed back just 5 years, which means (hopefully) most of us remember something that happened that year. In case you need a reminder, here are a few events that might trigger your memory:

  • In February, Fidel Castro resigns as President of Cuba (His brother, Raul, is the current President).
  • In August, Beijing welcomes the world to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
  • In December, Bernie Madoff is arrested on charges of fraudulent financial dealings.

“Remember when” through one of these books – on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week ending September 26, 2008. You might even find that there are a couple you forgot to read way back then…



1. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

3. The Pirate King by R. A. Salvatore

4. A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré

5. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell

6. Heat Lightning by John Sandford

7. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

8. Grace by Richard Paul Evans

9. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

10. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

11. Tsar by Ted Bell

12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

13. A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber

14. Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods

15. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows



1. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

2. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – And How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

3. Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

4. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O’Reilly

5. Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

6. Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander’s Account of the Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted Man by Dalton Fury

7. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

8. Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto by Ted Nugent

9. The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008 by Bob Woodward

10. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich

11. Pieces of My Heart: A Life by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman

12. The Green-Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems by Van Jones with Ariane Conrad

13. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson

14. Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty by Jeff Pearlman

15. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris