From now until February 18th, polls will be open for The Bookstore's Favorite Book of the Decade. You can place your vote here on the blog (see the sidebar), or you can fill out a ballot at the store.
It might take you some time to think about it. Unless you're really good about keeping book lists, you might wonder, what have I read? What did I love? It's fun to think about. Maybe you'll have time to meet with your book club yet this month to talk about it.
That's why we went through The Bookstore's computer to put together a list of our bestselling titles over the last 10 years, both paperbacks and hardcovers. We also brainstormed about some of our favorite staff picks over the last decade. Just e-mail email@example.com with your selection. The ballot box in the store is strictly write-in, but there is a list of ideas at the counter too.
Bookstore Bestsellers 2000-2009 (Hardcover Fiction/Paperback Fiction):
2009: Little Bee/ Olive Kitteridge
2008: The Art of Racing in the Rain / The Shack2007: 1,000 Splendid Suns/ Water for Elephants
2006: Water for Elephants/ Snow Flower and the Secret Fan2005: The Mermaid Chair/ The Kite Runner
2004: The Five People You Meet in Heaven/ Dearest Dorothy Are We There Yet?2003: The Da Vinci Code/ The Secret Life of Bees
2002: The Secret Life of Bees/Empire Falls2001: A Common Life (Mitford)/ The Ladies Auxilliary
2000: Friendship Cake/ The Red Tent
A Few Favorite Bookstore Staff Picks 2000-2009
Suite Francaise, Peace Like a River, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, History of Love, The Known World, The Time Traveler's Wife, What is the What, Rope Walk, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, People of the Book, The Inheritance of Loss, Gilead, March, Middlesex, The Corrections, The Road, The Hours, Interpreter of Maladies, Unaccustomed Earth, Atonement, Echo Maker, Let the Great World Spin, (not to mention kids and teen books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Twilight . . .)
Plenty of ideas out there, and hopefully more of your own. So vote already!