I usually try to put up a best seller list of all the books readers of this blog ordered through the Amazon links every quarter. I just realized that I missed a quarter, so I’ll do the list for the last two quarters as one. I love bestseller lists, so I assume everyone else does, too. It’s nice to know what your fellow low-carb enthusiasts are reading.
These are books purchased through the Amazon links on this blog, MD’s blog, and the Protein Power website. As always, the rules for selection are that no books authored or co-authored by MD and/or me are included. Only those written by others.
The number one book on the list was Crucial Conversations, a book I reviewed back in June. This a tremendously good book that you should grab a copy of and read if you haven’t. It’s one of those books that truly can change your life.
Here are the books in descending order of sales.
#1 Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson et al (Review)
#2 Mistakes Were Made by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson (Review)
#3 Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes (Review)
#4 The Brain Trust Program by Larry McCleary, M.D. (Review)
#5 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
#6 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
#7 200 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes by Dana Carpender
#8 The Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick, M.D. (Review)
#9 Ending Aging by Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D. (Review)
#10 Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution by Richard Bernstein, M.D.
These are the books your fellow readers are reading.
I thank all of you who have purchased books, clothing, music, DVDs, household goods, sunglasses (several pairs), and even a wood chipping device through the Amazon portals on this site. I really appreciate it. The income from these Amazon purchases goes toward maintaining this site, which costs me about $800 per month. The Amazon take covers about a fifth of that.
If you’ll indulge me a little, I’ll make on of those maddening pitches that fundraisers use on public TV and radio. (MD and I actually did one of those phonathons once to raise money for Milwaukee PBS, which filmed our Low-Carb CookwoRx PBS series. It was dreadful. We had to be interviewed and beg for money on behalf of the station. Not really my cup of tea.) But, here I am with hat in hand. I don’t know if you know it or not, but if you go to Amazon through one of the links on this site (this blog, MD’s blog or the PP website) and shop for anything – not just the books linked on the blog, but anything – we get a tiny piece of the action just because you went there through our site. It doesn’t cost you anything more, just the effort to go to this site and click one of the little book icons for our books to enter Amazon, and start shopping. And, as I’ve said before, all I get is a list of stuff that was purchased and what my tiny cut of it is – I can’t tell who bought what. So, if you’re contemplating a naughty book or video, don’t hesitate to purchase it through this site. I’ll never know who you are, just what you bought. I can tell you, though, that readers of this blog are a clean minded lot. I don’t think there has ever been an offcolor book or video purchased. There it is. My whinathon for help to keep this site paid for. Thanks for listening.
Best seller list April 1-Sep 30, 2008