Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I was a little disappointed when I decided to research the best selling books of 2012. Not only were there very few inspirational titles on the list, there was very little inspiration, period. What is there to say when one of the top sellers is not only dark, it's almost fifty shades darker (pun intended)? I mean...really? That's what America wants?

The SAT Study Guide, I can understand. After all, people wanna go to college, right? But Bill O'Reilly talking about Killing Kennedy? The guy's been dead a long time. Isn't it time to let him rest? Never mind Killing Lincoln...

And really, who needs one more recipe book. Even the Pioneer Woman has to be getting tired of eating at home.

Then of course, theirs Jobs, Fitzgerald, and Grisham. They should get a life already, and let someone else have a shot at the list. 

Seriously, what does it mean when you get beat out by Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site?

LOL! All right, so I admit, I wrote this tongue-in-cheek...mostly. But before I get myself into real trouble, I should probably just tell you which books made the list...and by process of elimination...which ones didn't (mine). ;-)

1.     Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
2.     Fifty Shades Darker by E. .L James
3.     Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
4.     The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (DIDN’T THEY MAKE THIS INTO A MOVIE??)
5.     Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
6.     Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James (IN CASE YOU DIDN’T GET THE IDEA FROM THE INDIVIDUAL NOVELS)
7.     Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
8.     Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
9.     The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
10.  No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer (WERE THESE GUYS SEALS? IF NOT, AREN’T THEY WORRIED THEY’LL TICK ONE OF THOSE GUYS OFF??}}
11.  The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
12.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
13.  The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
14.  The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition by The College Board
15.  A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
16.  Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
17.  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association (IS IT JUST ME, OR IS THAT FUNNY!!)
18.  Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard
19.  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
20.  Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander (NOT REALLY…RIGHT??)
21.  The 5 Love Languages: The  Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary D. Chapman
22.  Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten
23.  Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (CAN YOU CHANGE BACK AND FORTH LIKE THAT? IT’S NOT A CHEVY, AFTER ALL!)
24.  The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (REMEMBER HER??)
25.  The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
26.  The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (FOR A MINUTE, I THOUGHT IT READ THE POWER OF HOBBIT!)
27.  Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (UM…THE GUY MADE A GAZILLION DOLLARS AND HE COULDN’T THINK OF CATCHIER TITLE?)
28.  Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis (THIS GUY NEEDS TO WORK ON STEVE JOBS’S BOOK)
29.  Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss (J)
30.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (AGAIN WITH THE HOBBITS…)
31.  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
32.  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (SHE MAY HAVE WRITTEN THIS BOOK FOR ME)
33.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
34.  The Racketeer by John Grisham
35.  The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman
36.  Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
37.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
38.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
39.  The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
40.  One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
41.  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (OPRAH LIKED THIS ONE)
42.  Winter of the World by Ken Follett
43.  The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond (WE KNOW!)
44.  The LEGO Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz (HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH LEGOS???)
45.  Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
46.  Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence (DIAL ONE FOR JESUS, TWO FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT, THREE FOR…)
47.  Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman (DIDN’T WE ALREADY KNOW THIS?)
48.  Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
49.  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
50.  The Amateur by Edward Klein (I SHOULD READ THIS. I MAY FIGURE OUT WHY I DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST!!!)

So? Was your favorite book of 2012 on this list? If not, which one would you include?

2 comments :

  1. What can I say...it was late, I was up past my bedtime...I get snarky. :-)

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