- Associated Press - Thursday, August 19, 2010

Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 15


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

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

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

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

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

6. “Veil of Night: A Novel” by Linda Howard (Ballantine)

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

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

9. “The Vigilantes” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam Adult)

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

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

12. “Private” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

13. “The Rembrandt Affair” by Daniel Silva (Putnam Adult)

14. “Fly Away Home: A Novel” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria)

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


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

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

3. “Love at Last Sight: Thirty Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships” by Kerry shook and Chris Shook (WaterBrook Press)

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

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

6. “It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life by Turning Colleagues and Contacts in Lasting, Genuine Relationships” by Tommy Spaulding (Crown Business)

7. “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers” by Stan Slap (Portfolio)

8. “The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People & Teams That Win Consistently” by Tony Dungy (Tyndale House)

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

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

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

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

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

14. “Angelina: An Unathorized Biography” by Andrew Morton (St. Martin’s Press)

15. “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton & Co.)

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.



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