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Bestselling Christian Books from 2010

Thomas Nelson Publishers CEO Michael Hyatt (pictured, via) has published a list of the 100 Bestselling Christian Books of 2010. We’ve included the top five books below, follow this link to see the complete list.

Hyatt created the list by using his company’s sales database that monitors “various point-of-sale systems from multiple sales channels.” According to the publisher, the list focuses mainly on “sales through traditional bookstores, both general market and Christian specialty stores.” The top five bestselling books are listed below. Link via Publishers Lunch.

1. Sarah Young Jesus Calling (Thomas Nelson)
2. William P. Young The Shack (Hachette)
3. Francis Chan Crazy Love (David C. Cook)
4. Gary Chapman The Five Love Languages (Moody)
5. Dave Ramsey The Total Money Makeover (Thomas Nelson)

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Stieg Larsson Unseats Malcolm Gladwell on Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books of All Time List

griltatoo23.jpgHere at GalleyCat Reviews, we are obsessed with the art of underlining passages in digital books.

After months of domination by William P. Young, Dan Brown, and the Bible, the hardboiled work of Stieg Larsson has finally cracked the top five on Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books of All Time List. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo unseated Malcolm Gladwell, rising to #4 on the list.

This milestone comes on the heels of news that Larsson has joined Amazon’s new “Kindle Million Club”–selling one million books on Amazon’s device. Fans of Larsson have highlighted some fascinating quotes. 171 Kindle users have already underlined this sentence: “He surprised himself with this sudden burst of emotion after almost forty years.”

Back in April, Amazon launched a “Popular Highlights” section that showcases the book passages underlined by Kindle readers–a 21st Century twist on literary quotation. Check out more strangely popular passages from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo below.

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Malcolm Gladwell, William P. Young, & Dan Brown Top “Most Highlighted Passages of All Time” List on Amazon Kindle

kindlebeta.pngAmazon recently launched a “Popular Highlights” feature that showcases the book passages underlined by Kindle readers–a 21st Century twist on literary quotation.

So far, the list has been dominated by bestselling books: The Shack by William P. Young, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

Here’s more about the program: “AmazonKindle also introduces a “Popular Highlights” feature that identifies the passages that are most highlighted by the millions of Kindle customers. We combine the highlights of all Kindle customers and identify the passages with the most highlights. The resulting Popular Highlights help readers to focus on passages that are meaningful to the greatest number of people.”

After the jump, check out the Most Underlined Passage of All Time (at least since Amazon launched the program).

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Stephenie Meyer Sold 16 Percent of all Books Last Quarter

Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight series ruled the top four bestselling books for the first quarter of 2009. According to <img alt="twilight.jpg" src="/galleycat/files/original/twilight.jpg" width="120" height="200" class="alignright"/USA Today, one in every seven books sold last quarter was a Meyer book–16 percent of all books sold in the first months of 2009.

The vampire series launched a film franchise last year as well, receiving a Hollywood book sale boost like the “Watchmen” graphic novel. Here are the next five books on the first quarter bestseller list, from the article:

“5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
6. The Shack by William P. Young
7. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
8. The Associate by John Grisham
9. Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons” (Via Colleen Lindsay)