Just discovered BibliOZ.com. Among other neat features, it has a search for Birthday Bestsellers. Just enter a date for a birthday, wedding, or other significant event, and BibliOZ.com 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:
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?