We’ve seen the best selling paperback books of 2006, but what about the 10 Best-Selling Hardcover Books.
1. Mitch Albom – For One More Day
For One More Day is a philosophical novel. As with his previous books, it features mortality as a central theme. The book tells the story of a troubled man and his mother, and explores how people might use the opportunity to spend a day with a lost relative.
2. James Patterson – Cross
Cross is James Patterson’s 12th novel featuring his most famous character, Alex Cross. Cross gains the chance at last to capture the psychopath who murdered Alex’s wife, Maria. Patterson also goes back in time to answer the questions fans have been asking since the first Alex Cross appearance in Along Came A Spider.
3. Nicholas Sparks – Dear John
An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life–until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart.
4. Michael Crichton – Next
Next takes place in the present world, where both the government and private investors spend billions of dollars every year on genetic research. The novel follows many characters, including transgenic animals, in the quest to survive in a world dominated by genetic research, corporate greed, and legal interventions.
5. Thomas Harris – Hannibal Rising
It is a prequel to his three previous books featuring his most famous character, the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.
6. Stephen King – Lisey’s Story
Lisey’s Story is a novel by Stephen King that combines the elements of psychological horror and romance. It is the story of Lisey Landon, the widow of a famous and wildly successful novelist, Scott Landon. The book tells two stories—Lisey’s story in the present, and the story of her dead husband’s life, as remembered by Lisey during the course of the novel.
7. Janet Evanovich – Twelve Sharp
Twelve Sharp, published in 2006, is the 12th novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her. The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso …street name, Ranger.
8. Stephen King – Cell
Cell is an apocalyptic horror novel which follows a New England artist struggling to reunite with his young son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals.
9. James Patterson and Peter de Jonge – Beach Road
Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His principal clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and mega-celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll.
10. James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – The 5th Horseman
An angel of death is stalking the halls of a San Francisco hospital. Recuperating patients on the verge of release are suddenly stricken and die. Nobody can identify the cause — or the culprit. In their most gripping case yet, James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club convenes to track down a killer who hides among healers. A powerful hospital and courtroom thriller.
We love a good hardcover book!