Tuesday, May 22, 2007

June Fiction Bestseller List


The CBA June bestseller lists are up. I was looking for this one to see if Coral Moon made it. (I have to laugh that it's #13--how apropos.) These lists represent sales in the month of April. Remember that they’re based on data from participating Christian bookstores only. That means all those great sales for some titles at WalMart, Costco, B&N, etc. won’t get them on this list.

So often lately the 20 slots in this fiction list has been dominated by three or four authors. This month’s list has more varied names on it—and that’s always good to see.

1.
Kingdom Come, Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins
This is the last book in their Left Behind series.

2.
Forever, Karen Kingsbury
Firstborn series #5

3.
Bygones, Kim Sawyer
I am very happy for Kim! This is the first in her Sommerfield trilogy, featuring Mennonite protagonists. (Amish and Mennonite-type stories are sure selling these days!)

4.
Deception, Randy Alcorn
I thought this one was a May publication, which would mean these sales are based on preorders. That’s really doing well to hit the list in such a way. But Randy’s made quite a name for himself with his novels. I look forward to reading this one.

5.
Skin, Ted Dekker (hardcover)
Ted’s latest thriller.

6.
White Chocolate Moments, Lori Wick
A stand-alone novel.

7.
The Copper Scroll, Joel Rosenberg
This is the paperback version.

8.
Ever After, Karen Kingsbury
Sequel to Even Now.

9.
Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers
The most ubiquitous novel on the bestseller list ever since it was published—and for good reason.

10.
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling, Neta Jackson
Great to see Neta on here. This is #6 in the series—and the final one, I think. (Unless she’s signed yet another Yada contract.)

11.
Sixth Covenant, Bodie & Brock Thoene
A.D. Chronicles series #6.

12.
Family, Karen Kingsbury
Firstborn series #4.

13.
Coral Moon, Brandilyn Collins
Kanner Lake series #2.

14.
House, Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker
This is the newly released paperback edition.

15.
Bittersweet, Cathy Hake
I’m so glad for Cathy! This book has a great cover.

16.
Before I Wake, Dee Henderson
First book in her new series.

17.
In the Company of Secrets, Judith Miller
Historical fiction.

18.
Fame, Karen Kingsbury
Firstborn series #1.

19.
The Last Sin Eater, Francine Rivers
The movie tie-in release of this novel.

There was a tie for the 20 spot.

20.
Where Willows Grow, Kim Sawyer
Another one for Kim!

20.
The Hope Chest, Wanda Brunstetter
Brides of Lancaster County #4




5 comments:

Debi said...

Congratulations!

You have no idea how thrilled I was to open my mailbox and find your book! And how incredibly sweet of you to sign it as well! I am so anxious to start it...and then move on to your other books as well. Thank you so very much!

Eileen said...

So glad you don't suffer from TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA! Congrats on the numbers....skeery book lady.

Jason said...

"Amish and Mennonite-type stories are sure selling these days!"

I'd love to see what BC could do with an Amish or Mennonite setting.

Muhahahahaha.

Oh. Pardon me. That happens sometimes...

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Congrats on making the list!! That is too bad that only certain stores participate. I've never even heard of most of the authors on this list! lol

Eden

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is nice to see new names on this list. Congrats on making #13.

I love the cover for Bittersweet. It's a beautiful dress, but that pig peeking out is priceless!

(Since this blog still won't let me sign in, I'm...)

Tina Helmuth