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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hawaii best-sellers

Advertiser Staff

This list is a rotating compilation by local booksellers. This week: retail sales at BookEnds for Dec. 27.


1. "Sands of Lanikai" by Bob Hogue

2. "The Descendants" by Kaui Hart Hemmings

3. "Bone Hook" by Ian MacMillan

4. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer

5. "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown

6. "Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet" by Graham Salisbury

7. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

8. "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton

9. "The Girl Who Played with Fire" by Stieg Larsson

10. "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolver


1. "Kailua" by Kailua Historical Society

2. "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin

3. "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom

4. "My Life in France" by Julia Child

5. "Honolulu Stories: Voices of the Town Through the Years: Two Centuries of Writing" by Gavan Daws and Bennett Hymer

6. "Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Greg Mortensen

7. "Talking Hawai'i's Story: Oral Histories of an Island People" edited by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, Warren S. Nishimoto and Cynthia Oshiro

8. "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall

9. "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

10. "Obamaland: Who is Barack Obama?" by Ron Jacobs