Edmonds Bookshop Compiles List of Top 10 Fiction, Nonfiction Titles for 2011

The No. 1 nonfiction book comes from an Edmonds resident.

Got a book lover on your Christmas list?

It can be hard to choose the right book sometimes, but a usually reliable way of weeding out the bad from the good is to check out list of a bookstore’s best-sellers.

has compiled a list of its year-end Top 10 bestselling fiction of nonfiction books especially for Edmonds Patch users.

The top nonfiction book was co-written by Edmonds resident and historian Alan Stein. He appeared at Edmonds Bookshop Nov. 18 for a book signing, and store owner May Kay Sneeringer says the store sold 30 copies of the $39.95 book that night.

So if you want to know what your neighbors are reading, and what might be appreciated on Christmas morning, here’s a year-end guide.

Edmonds Bookshop Bestsellers, Jan. 1-Nov. 30, 2011


  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  2. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland
  3. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  5. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  6. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  7. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  8. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent
  9. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  10. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin


  1. The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy by Alan Stein and Paula Becker
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  4. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
  5. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  6. In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson
  7. Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansback
  8. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  9. She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy
  10. Bossypants by Tina Fey


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