Posted by: Kirsty | January 15, 2009

UK Top 20 Books of 2008

Well, the official numbers are in. Let’s take a look at the overall Top 20 bestselling books in the UK in 2008:

01. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (JK Rowling)
02. Guinness World Records
03. At My Mother’s Knee, and Other Low Joints (Paul O’Grady)
04. No Time for Goodbye (Linwood Barclay)
05. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
06. Dear Fatty (Dawn French)
07. Jamie’s Ministry of Food (Jamie Oliver)
08. Delia’s How to Cheat at Cooking (Delia Smith)
09. That’s Another Story (Julie Walters)
10. Parky: My Autobiography (Michael Parkinson)
11. The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)
12. On Chesil Beach (Ian McEwan)
13. This Year it Will be Different (Maeve Binchy)
14. Book of the Dead (Patricia Cornwell)
15. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
16. For Crying Out Loud (Jeremy Clarkson)
17. The Official Highway Code
18. The Outcast (Sadie Jones)
19. The Appeal (John Grisham)
20. Engelby (Sebastian Faulks)

The moral of the story, folks? Never underestimate the power of Rowling/Richard and Judy/Celeb “auto”biogs.

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