We are launching an exciting new challenge. Let’s read through the list of 100 bestsellers picked by the computer model described in The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers (Review in a previous post).
After sorting through 20,000 novels from the last few decades, Archer and Jockers used their computer model to pick 100 books that are the best of the potential bestsellers. The list contains novels from a mix of genres. Many you will recognize, some you may not. Currently you can see book numbers 100 through 90 at the 100 Book List link in the navigation bar.
- Challenge yourself to read books of different genres
- Discover new favorites from a list of seasoned authors, many of whom have series or multiple published titles (more books for your TBR pile)
- Find out how your tastes compare with the computer model
- Explore the novels that are the best of the bestsellers (according to the computer model)
- Learn what it takes to write a bestseller in a variety of genres by reading them critically
- Share writing tips and insights
How to participate:
Check with the 100 Book List tab in the navigation bar at the top of the blog for our reading list and links to all the discussions.
We’re starting with number 100 on the list, which is Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. Pick up a copy and read it over the next two weeks. If you have a blog and want to do so, post your thoughts. On November 7 we’ll publish a post to start the conversation and to gather links (now published). No blog? No worries. We’ll have plenty of ways for you to join in. Also, during the week your host Karen will discuss the featured title from the reader’s perspective and host Roberta will take on the writer’s perspective.
Don’t worry if you’re doing NaNoWriMo or can’t get to the book in two weeks. Pour a cup of your favorite beverage and stop by any time.
Find the conversation on social media: We’ll be using #BestsellerCode100 on Twitter, discussing at The Bestseller Code 100 Facebook Group and posting to The Bestseller Code 100 Pinterest Page.
Join us every other Monday for a new book from The Bestseller Code 100.