Today we feel like tossing some confetti around for ten of our chart-topping, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping backlist novels and we thought you might wanna GET IN ON THIS PAR-TAY!
The following is our top ten list of mighty fine backlist fiction in order of bestseller-ness:
1. WOLF HALL
by Hilary Mantel
A BOOK ABOUT WOLVES IN HALLS, PEOPLE. Just kidding! Or am I...? In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power.
2. THE AMERICAN HEIRESS
by Daisy Goodwin
Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash becomes the Duchess of Wareham where nothing is as it seems.
3. SARAH'S KEY
by Tatiana de Rosnay
A mesmerizing story in which a tragic past (Paris, 1942) unfolds, the present is torn apart, and the future is irrevocably altered.
4. THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
by Matthew Quick
"Aawww shucks!" Nancy Pearl said. "I know that’s hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quick’s heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel [...] This book makes me smile."
5. A DOG'S PURPOSE
by W. Bruce Cameron
The remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives.
6. NIGHT ROAD
by Kristin Hannah
A heartbreaking novel that captures both the pain of loss and the power of hope.
7. THE MARRIAGE PLOT
by Jeffrey Eugenides
Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? (Spoiler alert: they're not/there can be and this book proves it.)
8. ONLY TIME WILL TELL
by Jeffrey Archer
The first novel in the Clifton Chronicles, an ambitious series that tells the story of a family across generations and oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.
9. SUMMER RENTAL
by Mary Kay Andrews
Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month that might just give it to them.
10. THOSE IN PERIL
by Wilbur Smith
A matchless storytelling that bears on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy.