The American Booksellers Association recently compiled Best Books: The Best of Book Sense From the First Five Years, a list of titles that U.S. independent booksellers most enjoyed selling during the past five years. Booksellers voted from a ballot that included 371 titles culled from Book Sense 76 lists. The final list consists of 25 books in the categories of Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, and Children's.
The following is the list of the ten best books in the Adult Fiction category:
Atonement by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (HarperPerennial)
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown (Doubleday)
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Knopf)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Harcourt)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown)
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (Atlantic Monthly)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Picador)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking)
For more information, visit the ABA Web site at www.bookweb.org.