Friday, July 13, 2012 Birthday Best Sellers

Ever wonder what the top selling books were when you were born?  Here is a site that will list the top books, both fiction and nonfiction, for the week ending during the week you were born.  It is not day specific and make sure you don't enter the month first but the day you were born (format is dd/mm/yyyy) - Post a comment here and let me know what the #1 best selling books (fiction and nonfiction) were during the week you wre born.  The site also lets you pull up the author info as well as learn more about the books. 

Mine are Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter and Calories Don't Count by Herbert Taller.  Interestingly enough in the fiction category Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird was #13 for the week ending June 10, 1962.

Try it out and leave a comment and I'll do a drawing for something - your choice (in the comment tell me what you would like to win - bookworm, kindle or nook sleeve, tablet sleeve, ebook, et cetera) - E :) Birthday Best Sellers

Here is the listing for my family:
Benjamin (f)  Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy; (nf) Barbara Bush: A Memoir by Barbara Bush
Hailie (f) The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice; (nf) The Way Things Ought To Be by Rush H. Limbaugh 3d
Jonathan (f) Texas by James A. Michener; (nf) Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon
Bear (aka Bill, husband who is a grizzley bear) (f) Desiree by Annemarie Selinko; (nf) The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Leo (brother) (f) The Group by Mary McCarthy; (nf) Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Paul (brother) (f) Herzog by Saul Bellow; (nf) Markings by Dag Hammarsjold
Father (f) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell; (nf) Man the Unknown by Alexis Carrel
Mother (f) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; (nf) Days of Our Years by Pierre van Paassen

It will be interesting to see what my readers show as being the best selling books for the week ending the day they were born - E :)


Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

That was fun! Mine had The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger and The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover.

Susanne Drazic said...

That was interesting. I put in my birth date, but it gave me a list for a different birth date.

elysabeth said...


Thanks for posting your top sellers.

Susanne, it will show the date for the week ending of the week of your birthday. If you were born on a Monday, it will show the top sellers for that week with the ending date being a Saturday (I think). Make sure you put in the correct format - day, month, year. If you were born before 1950, it will only show the top sellers for that year regardless of when you were born.

But it was fun - and as you can see a big variety of the top sellers from week to week and year to year (as I showed with my family's listings).

Maybe a few more folks will play along. Anyway - thanks to both of you for playing along. - E :)