Everyone else is reading these | On the Bookshelf

People want to read popular books — ones that other readers have approved. Why else would so many of the best-selling volumes be stacked near the entrance of bookstores? Here are books that are being talked about and browsed through most on the local shelves.

People want to read popular books — ones that other readers have approved. Why else would so many of the best-selling volumes be stacked near the entrance of bookstores? Here are books that are being talked about and browsed through most on the local shelves.

“The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream,” by Suze Orman (hardcover, Spiegel & Grau, 2011, 284 pages, $26). “The lessons in this book will take you from here — a place of fear and despair — to there — a place of security and hope,” says the author. “You must learn to trust yourself … to make choices that are realistic for you and your family.”

“Unbroken:A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand, (hardcover, Random House, 2010, 473 pages, $27). The author of the bestselling book “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” tells the gripping story of an Army Air Force bombardier’s struggle to survive after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 1943.

“Sing You Home,” by Jodi Picoult (hardcover, Atria Books, 2011, 461 pages, $28). “Every life has a soundtrack,” writes Picoult. Indeed, both the words of her novel and the lyrics the author penned for an accompanying CD bring to life Zoe Baxter, a music therapist. “Sing You Home” is a book about “identity, love, marriage and parenthood,” says the publisher. “It’s about … family.”

“The Land of Painted Caves,” by Jean M. Auel (hardcover, Crown Publishers, 2011, 757 pages; $30). The author of “The Clan of the Cave Bear” returns with a final book that “brings the iceage epic Earth’s Children series to an extraordinary conclusion,” says the publisher. Research and storytelling skills are Auel’s secrets to selling more than 45 million copies in the series.

“Heaven is for Real,” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (softcover, Thomas Nelson, 2010, 163 pages, $16.99). Subtitled “A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back,” this book will “forever change the way you think of eternity,” promises the publisher. You’ll “see, and believe, like a child.”

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass