Local author Brian Lee Knopp tops Malaprop’s bestseller list for 2010

Recently, Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe announced that Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia by Brian Lee Knopp was “our bestselling book of 2010! A great accomplishment for a local author who independently-published.”

Other bestsellers at the store include:
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and (number 8) The Girl Who Played with Fire, both by Stieg Larsson.

3. Tell All by Chuck Palahniuk who came to Asheville last May. (Read an interview here.)
5. Simple Times by Amy Sedaris, who came to Asheville in November.

6. Serena by local author Ron Rash (read an interview/review here).

9. Ape House by local author Sara Gruen. (Read a review here.)

Among Malaprop’s Young Adult Bestsellers for 2010, author Suzanne Collins took spots 1, 2 and 5 with The Hunger Games, Mockingjay and Catching Fire, respectively. Anna and the French Kiss by local author Stephanie Perkins came in number 3 out of 10. (Read a review/interview here).

The complete 2010 bestseller lists are below:

Malaprop’s Bestsellers 2010
1. Mayhem in Mayberry by Brian Lee Knopp
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Tell All by Chuck Palahniuk
4. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
5. Simple Times by Amy Sedaris
6. Serena by Ron Rash
7. Tinkers by Paul Harding
8. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
9. Ape House by Sara Gruen
10. The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Malaprop’s Young Adult Bestsellers 2010
1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
6. Sunshine by Robin McKinley
7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
9. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
10. Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Malaprop’s Children’s Gift Books Bestsellers
1. Instructions by Neil Gaiman
2. Wherever You Are Nancy Tillman
3. City Dog Country Frog by Mo Willems
4. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
5. Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela Coyle
6. How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps by Jennifer Huget
7. It’s a Book by Lane Smith
8. Zen Ghosts by Jon Muth
9. Star Wars Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder
10. Pete & Pickles by Berkeley Breathed


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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