The New York Times Best Seller List
Oleh Ani J-S—Virginia, USA
Editor in Chief

Pada terbitan WOL e-Newsletter ketiga ini, kami sajikan the New York Times Best Seller List sebagai informasi yang dapat digunakan oleh rekan-rekan WOL yang senang membanca, khusunya pembaca yang selalu ingin membeli atau membaca buku-buku terbaru baik dari toko buku maupun perpustakaan.

Untuk kesempatan ini, kami sajikan The New York Times Best Seller List yang diterbitkan pada tanggal 24 November 2008:

HARDCOVER FICTION
Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright
2. JUST AFTER SUNSET, by Stephen King
3. DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci
4. THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED, by Wally Lamb
5. A MERCY, by Toni Morrison

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
Top 5 at a Glance
1. TOO FAT TO FISH, by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza
2. AMERICAN LION, by Jon Meacham
3. DEWEY, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
4. HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman
5. THE SNOWBALL, by Alice Schroeder

PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION
Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
2. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, by Sue Monk Kidd
3. WORLD WITHOUT END, by Ken Follett
4. THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Díaz
5. REMEMBER ME?, by Sophie Kinsella

PAPERBACK MASS-MARKET FICTION
Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR, by Dean Koontz
2. ONE SILENT NIGHT, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. DEAD UNTIL DARK, by Charlaine Harris
4. FOUL PLAY, by Janet Evanovich
5. DOUBLE CROSS, by James Patterson

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama
2. DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by Barack Obama
3. CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN, by the editors of Time Magazine with a foreword by Barack Obama
4. MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan
5. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

HARDCOVER ADVICE
Top 5 at a Glance
1. BAREFOOT CONTESSA BACK TO BASICS, by Ina Garten
2. THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
3. YOU: BEING BEAUTIFUL, by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz et al.
4. FLAT BELLY DIET!, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass
5. THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTMAS, by Rick Warren

PAPERBACK ADVICE
Top 5 at a Glance
1. TWILIGHT, by Mark Cotta Vaz
2. THE LOVE DARE, by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough
3. RACHAEL RAY’S BIG ORANGE BOOK, by Rachael Ray
4. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
5. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman

CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Top 5 at a Glance
1. BARACK OBAMA: SON OF PROMISE, CHILD OF HOPE, by Nikki Grimes
2. GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder
3. BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE, by Jamie Lee Curtis
4. SWING!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder
5. GINGERBREAD FRIENDS, written and illustrated by Jan Brett

"The New York Times Best Seller List" ini secara luas dianggap sebagai informasi penting dalam menginformasikan best-selling books di Amerika Serikat. Daftar ini diterbitkan setiap minggu di majalah The New York Times Book Review yang biasanya disisipkan dalam edisi Minggu dari koran The New York Times, yang dapat dilanggan secara tersendiri. The best-seller list ini diterbitkan sejak April 9, 1942.

Daftar ini dibuat berdasarkan laporan penjualan mingguan yang diperoleh secara acak dari dari toko-toko buku independen maupun chain bookstores demikian juga grosir seluruh Amerika Serikat. Angka hasil penjualan ini diyakini mewakili buku-buku yang telah terjual di toko eceran dibandingkan angka penjualan di grosir.

Daftar buku terbagi dalam dua seksi yaitu fiksi dan nonfiksi dimana masing-masing terdiri dari sepuluh sampai dua puluh judul buku. Sejak bulan Juli 2000 ditambahkan seksi bacaan anak-anak atau children’s literature dan sejak bulan 23 September 2007 ditambahkan pula paperback fiction list menjadi dua daftar yaitu Trade Fiction dan Mass-Market Fiction.

Untuk mengetahui lebih banyak tentang The New York Times Best-Seller List ini rekan-rekan bisa membacanya di link yang tercantum di Daftar Bacaan.


Daftar Bacaan

Best Sellers; New York Times; Monday, November 24, 2008, retrieved November 24, 2008 from http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/

New York Times Best Seller List; Wikipedia; retrieved November 24, 2008 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Times_Bestseller_List