Books are a great option when it comes to buying for Christmas. They fit the bill for just about anyone. One can't go wrong by buying someone a book that is on hte New York Times best seller list. A best seller gets to be a best seller because it has been recognized by the publishing industry as extremely popular.

The New York Times has a very popular list of best sellers that is broken down into many different categories. Here is a list of the categories with the current best seller of each

  • Hardcover Fiction: Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci
  • Hardcover Nonfiction: Decision Points, by Georger W. Bush
  • Paperback Trade Fiction: Happily Ever After, by Nora Roberts
  • Paperback Mass Market Fiction: The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
  • Paperback Non-Fiction: Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Paperback Advice and MISC: Rachel Ray's Look and Cook, by Rachel Ray
  • Children's Picture Books: Llama, Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney
  • Children's Chapter Books: Diary Of A Whimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
  • Hardcover Graphic Books: Superman: Earth One, by J. Michael Staczynski and Shane Davis
  • Paperback Graphic Books: Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life, by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  • Manga: Naruto: Volume 49 by Masashi Kishimoto

The following quote was taken from the New York Times Best Seller list and was included to explain how these ranking are determined:

"Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending November 14, 2010, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighed to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount department stores and newsstands."

The Best Seller Books according to follows:

  • Decision Points: by George W. Bush
  • Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume One, by Harriet Smith, Ben Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick
  • Diary Of A Whimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth: by Jeff Kinney
  • Unbroken: A WW2 Story Of Survial, Resilience, and Redemption: by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Decoded: by Jay-Z
  • Life: by Keith Richards
  • Getting Into The Vortex: Guided Meditations CD and User Guide, by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitors Guide To The Human Race, by Jon Stewart
  • The Confession: A Novel, by John Grisham

The top 100 list at Amazon is updated hourly.

As you can see, this list has something for absolutely every taste. You can purchase a book from this list for someone who doesn't normally read book and chances are, they will read it because it appeals to him.

Good luck with your Christmas shopping!