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Books by the Numbers

The number of ''Deathly Hallow'' copies sold, James Patterson's appearances on the best-seller list, and more

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Pairs of shoes that Jessica Seinfeld sent to Oprah Winfrey after appearing on O's show to plug her cookbook, Deceptively Delicious.

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Weeks that a James Patterson novel was on the Publishers Weekly hardcover fiction best-seller list in 2007.

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Pages with at least one redaction in outed CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson's memoir, Fair Game.

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Copies, in millions, of Deathly Hallows sold in the U.S. in the first 24 hours of release.

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Years after Alexandre Dumas' death that his final novel, The Last Cavalier, hit shelves.


Most Magical Finale
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Least Magical Finale
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Children of Húrin

Best Comic of the Year
Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds

Best Title
If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat?

Runner Up
Shalom on the Range

Best Book by a Reality TV Alum
Paulina Porizkova's novel A Model Summer

Worst Book by a Reality TV Alum
Taylor Hicks' memoir Full of Heart and Soul

Most Unnecessary Sequel
Karrine Steffans' The Vixen Diaries

Originally posted Dec 21, 2007 Published in issue #971-972 Dec 28, 2007 Order article reprints
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