- Associated Press - Thursday, August 26, 2010

Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 22

FICTION

1. “The Postcard Killers” by James Patterson and Liza Marklund (Little, Brown)

2. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

3. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books)

4. “Tough Customer: A Novel: by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster)

5. “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future” by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)

6. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

7. “Star Island” by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)

8. “The Cobra” by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam Adult)

9. “The Red Queen: A Novel” by Phillipa Gregory (Touchstone)

10. “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

11. “Last Night at Chateau Moarmont: A Novel” by Lauren Weisberger (Atria)

12. “Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel” by Martin Cruz Smith (Simon & Schuster)

13. “The Kane Chronicles, Book 1: The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books)

14. “Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex” by Eoin Colfer (Disney-Hyperion)

15. “Crossfire” by Dick Francis and Felix Francis (Putnam)

NONFICTION

1. “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne (Atria)

2. “Women, Food & God” by Geneen Roth (Scribner)

3. “Sh t My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern (It Books)

4. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

5. “The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)

6. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)

7. “LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary” by Simon Beecroft (DK Publishing)

8. “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central Publishing)

9. “Give Us liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto” by Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe (William Morrow & Co.)

10. “The Obama Diaries” by Laura Ingraham (Threshold Editions)

11. “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. Gwynne (Scribner)

12. “Sliding Into Home” by Kendra Wilkinson (Gallery)

13. “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking)

14. “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words Publishing)

15. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from more than 11,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75 percent of the nation’s book sales. Data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores (excluding Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club). The fiction and nonfiction lists include both adult and juvenile titles; the business and spotlight lists include only adult titles. Refer questions to john.edwards at wsj.com.