Sun, Mar 10, 2002 - Page 18 News List

Taiwan's bestsellers:

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (哈利波特4 火盃的考驗)
by J.K. Rowling, Translated by Peng Chien-wen (彭倩文)

Harry, now 14, comes in touch with his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black, while Lord Voldemort and his sinister Death Eaters lurk on the Dark Side.

2. Little S' Braces Diary (S 牙套日記)
by Hsu Hsi-ti (徐熙娣)

This is a hotchpotch diary of cartoon sketches, photos and poetry from pop singer and TV host Hsu Hsi-ti (徐熙娣), also known as "Little S."

3. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (魔戒1-3)
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Translated by Chu Hsueh-heng (朱學恆)

The three-volume package of the Tolkien saga, featuring goblins, magicians and hobbits.

4. Lavender (薰衣草)
by Tu Hui-chuan, Chou Hsin-yi and Chou Hsin-Yi (杜慧娟周心怡曾俊達)

Another book of illustrated scribblings from a young triumvirate -- on the usual subject of young love. This one bears the distinction of refined art work and full-color printing.

5. The Hobbit (魔戒前傳 -- 哈比人歷險記)
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Translated by Chu Hsueh-heng (朱學恆)

In this prequel to the Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins sets out on an unintended adventure and finds a mysterious ring.

6. Murder on the Orient Express (東方快車謀殺案)
by Agatha Christie, Translated by Chen Yao-kuang (陳堯光)

A remarkable set of characters are brought together for a journey on the Orient Express train as it travels from Istanbul to Paris. But who murdered the American passenger? How will Hercule Poirot unravel the mystery?

7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ezkaban
(
哈利波特3 阿茲卡班的逃犯)
by J.K. Rowling

Translated by Peng Chien-wen (彭倩文)

The action begins in this third episode of the Harry Potter series when the young wizard "accidentally" causes the dreadful Aunt Marge to inflate like a balloon and float to the ceiling. Fearing punishment, Harry lunges out into the darkness with his trunk and his owl, Hedwig, beginning a journey that will have children and adults cheering.

8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (哈利波特2 消失的密室)

by J.K. Rowling, Translated by Peng Chien-wen (彭倩文)

The long summer vacation has finally ended and Harry Potter can't wait to go back to magic school.

9. A Guide to Happiness (早知道早幸福)
by Wu Tan-ju (吳淡如)

What kind of happiness do you want? The famous essayist published her first account of her own marital love. This is the guide you will need in the quest for happiness.

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (哈利波特 -- 神秘的魔法石)
by J.K. Rowling

Translated by Peng Chien-wen (彭倩文)

Mysterious letters lead the 11-year-old Harry Potter into a kingdom of sorcerers, who send their mail by owl messengers and travel on brooms.

11. Mistletoe (懈寄生)
By Tsai Chih-heng (蔡智恆)

A 120,000-character novel about how a research assistant makes a choice between two girls.

12. A Girl Called Feeling (有個女孩叫Feeling)
By Hiyawu (
藤井樹)

The story began six years ago, when the boy accidentally met a cute girl at a cram school. He painstakingly courted her, but he found himself loved by another girl. How should he decide?

13. Say it to Your Heart II (把話說到心窩裡 2)
by Liu Yung (劉墉)

A sequel to the successful inspirational book from the New York-based essayist Liu Yung.

14. Quidditch Through the Ages; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (穿越歷史的魁第奇 and 怪獸與他們的產地)
By J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages is the reference book that Harry Potter borrows from the school library; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the assigned textbook for all first graders at Harry's school, Hogwarts.

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