Well it is Flashback Friday again. This time I am taking us back to the year 2000. I find it interesting that basically the same authors appear on this list as the lists from 2012. We constantly see Danielle Steel, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, and John Grisham on these lists. Look over the list to see what books you remember reading. The list was obtained from www.hawes.com.
The New York Times Best Seller List
July 23, 2000
1. THE HOUSE ON HOPE STREET, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $19.95.) A
woman with five children must cope with the loss of her husband, who dies on
2 CRADLE AND ALL, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $25.95.) A former nun
turned private eye works on a case involving two virgins who become pregnant.
3 HEARTBREAKER, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $24.95.) An F.B.I. agent
tries to prevent a woman from being killed.
4 THE INDWELLING, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. (Tyndale, $22.99.)
Volume 7 in a series about true believers who confront the Antichrist after the
rapture of the saved.
5 OMERTA, by Mario Puzo. (Random House, $25.95.) An F.B.I. agent targets a
recently retired Mafia don who has tried to shield his three grown children from the
6 HOT SIX, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin's, $24.95.) A New Jersey bounty hunter
searches for her mentor, who is the No. 1 suspect in the killing of an arms dealer's
7 THE FIGHTING AGENTS, by W. E. B. Griffin. (Putnam, $25.95.) Volume 4 in a
series about the O.S.S. during World War II.
8 THE BRETHREN, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $27.95.) Three former judges,
doing time at a federal prison in Florida, concoct a mail scam that goes awry.
9 THE BLUEST EYE, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $15.) The story of an 11-year-old
black girl -- pregnant by her father -- who prays for her eyes to turn blue.
10 LIAR'S GAME, by Eric Jerome Dickey. (Dutton, $23.95.) A Los Angeles couple's
romance is complicated by the reappearance of her former lover and his ex-wife.
11 THE SEARCH, by Iris Johansen. (Bantam, $24.95.) A woman and her golden
retriever, part of a K-9 rescue team, are forced to participate in a deadly mission.
12 EASY PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $25.95.) The homicide detective Lucas
Davenport investigates a strangulation.
13 BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster, $26.) A
woman with ESP searches for the truth behind the death of her husband.
14 MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, by Ridley Pearson. (Hyperion, $23.95.) An unofficial
police strike in Seattle interferes with a detective's investigation of robberies and a
15 THE VINEYARD, by Barbara Delinsky. (Simon & Schuster, $25.) The owner of a
vineyard decides to write her memoirs.
16 HOT SPRINGS, by Stephen Hunter. (Simon & Schuster, $25.) In 1946, a former
Marine sergeant is hired by an Arkansas prosecutor to wage war on illegal
gambling and prostitution.
How many of the books from the July 2000 bestseller list did you read? I only actually read one of the books above - The Indwelling!
Until next time, keep curling up with a good book....