Saturday, April 03, 2004

USA Today has a list of the Top 100 bestselling books of the past decade. You could probably guess #1 (hint: think Hogwarts) -- as well as numbers 3, 4, 5 & 6. The only book to break the boy wizard's streak? Robert Fatkins's do-it-yourself heart attack guide Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution.

The top crime fiction title is Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, currently #13, but surely moving higher as we speak. Next highest is John Grisham's The Testament at #24. (Grisham also owns spots #27, 31, 32, 33, 40, 45, 52, 53, 60, 80 & 90.)

There are a few others... Thomas Harris's Hannibal at 57, Michael Crichton's The Lost World (his worst book) at 79 and Timeline (a much better book) at 81, Tom Clancy's Debt of Honor at 84 and Rainbow Six at 86, Dan Brown again, this time Angels & Demons at 88, and finally two more Clancys: The Bear and the Dragon (94) and Executive Orders (95).