Birthday books

Just discovered Among other neat features, it has a search for Birthday Bestsellers. Just enter a date for a birthday, wedding, or other significant event, and returns a list of the NYT bestsellers for that week. (For dates before 1950, you get the yearly bestsellers list.)

If my library hasn’t weeded them out of their collection (grrrrr), I think I’ll read these before my next birthday comes around: bestseller list 1948

Bestseller list for 1948

Seems like a wonderful idea for a gift:  a collection of paperbacks tied to a significant date in a friend’s life:

  • Bestsellers from the week they were married, for friends celebrating their 25th anniversary.
  • Books from the week they were born, for friends’ children who are graduating from high school.
  • Books from the week they started their first jobs, for friends who are retiring.

How cool is that?

About Kat

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (
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