New York Times Paperback Books Best Sellers 2008 Complete List Page 1

There are 47 books in the New York Times Paperback Books Best Sellers 2008 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Book Thief

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Markus Zusak
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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2. The Tale Of Despereaux

Weeks on the list: 25

by: Kate DiCamillo
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A mouse, a rat and a girl on a magic trip.

3. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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Gifted kids undertake a mission.

4. Barack Obama

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Roberta Edwards
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A biography of the “skinny kid” running for president.

5. The Alchemyst

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Michael Scott
Release date: Jun 01, 2008
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Twins must help an immortal alchemist protect his book of spells from an evil sorcerer.

6. Massie

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Lisi Harrison
Release date: Apr 01, 2008
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A Westchester girl takes a summer job selling cosmetics; a Clique novel.

7. Slam

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Nick Horn
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A skateboarder gets his high school girlfriend pregnant, and asks: what would Tony Hawk do?

8. Dylan

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Lisi Harrison
Release date: May 06, 2008
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The daughter of a TV journalist falls in love at a Hawaiian tennis tournament; a Clique novel.

9. Just Listen

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Sarah Dessen
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
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A girl finally deals with the incident.

10. Camp Rock

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Lucy Ruggles
Release date: May 13, 2008
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A girl spends her summer learning pop music; a tie-in to the TV movie.

11. Alicia

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lisi Harrison
Release date: Jun 03, 2008
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In Spain for the summer, a girl auditions for a role in a rock video; a Clique novel.

12. Tempted

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Cecily von Ziegesar
Release date: Jun 02, 2008
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Who at Waverly stopped Jenny from being expelled? An It Girl novel.

13. Kristen

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lisi Harrison
Release date: Jul 01, 2008
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In summer school, a scholarship student baby-sits for a popular boy’s younger sister; a Clique novel.

14. Rules

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Cynthia Lord
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The challenges and rewards of life with an autistic brother.

15. Chosen

Weeks on the list: 7

by: P C Cast Kristin Cast
Release date: Mar 04, 2008
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A young vampire learns who her real school friends are.

16. The New Padawan

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Eric Stevens
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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To his chagrin, Anakin has a student; a “Star Wars” book based on the movie “The Clone Wars.”

17. Battle At Teth

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Kirsten Mayer
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Clones vs. droids; a “Star Wars” book based on the movie “The Clone Wars.”

18. Math Doesn’T Suck

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Danica McKellar
Release date: Jul 01, 2008
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A girls’ guide to middle-school math.

19. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Luceno
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Archaeological derring-do; a movie tie-in

20. Wall-E

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Irene Trimble
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A little robot on an intergalactic adventure; a movie tie-in.

21. The Clone Wars

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Tracey West
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Will Jabba help fight Count Dooku? A movie novelization.

22. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

Weeks on the list: 6

by: John Boyne
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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A boy’s innocence is eroded in evil times.

23. Bratfest At Tiffany’S

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Lisi Harrison
Release date: Feb 05, 2008
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Crushes divide the girls on the Pretty Committee; a Clique novel.

24. Knucklehead

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Jon Scieszka
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A childhood memoir/scrapbook from the popular author.

25. Plum Fantastic

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Whoopi Goldberg Deborah Underwood
Release date: Oct 21, 2008
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A student’s struggles, first in a series, “Sugar Plum Ballerinas.”

26. Yes We Can

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Garen Thomas
Release date: Jun 24, 2008
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An Obama biography.

27. Night World

Weeks on the list: 4

by: L J Smith
Release date: Jun 03, 2008
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Supernatural races form secret societies.

28. The Penderwicks

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Jeanne Birdsall
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Four charming sisters who can’t seem to stay out of trouble.

29. The Luxe

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Anna Godbersen
Release date: Dec 01, 2007
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Intrigue among Manhattan’s young social set, circa 1899.

30. The Carlyles

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Cecily Von Ziegesar
Release date: May 06, 2008
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Triplets from Nantucket move into Blair Waldorf’s old apartment; a Gossip Girl novel.

Last updated on December 8, 2021