- Associated Press - Thursday, August 5, 2010

Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 1


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. “The Search” by Nora Robert (Putnam)

9. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)

10. “Sizzling Sixteen” by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Press)

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

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

13. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books)

14. “Linger” by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)

15. “The Overton Window” by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)


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

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

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

4. “The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having God, Having the Guts to Respond” by Bill Hybels (Zondervan)

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

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

7. “Coming Back Stronger” by Drew Brees with Chris Fabry (Tyndale House)

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

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. “Sliding into Home” by Kendra Wilkinson (Gallery)

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

13. “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh (Business Plus)

14. “Medium Raw” by Anthony Bourdain (Ecco)

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.

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