- Associated Press - Thursday, September 2, 2010

Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 22


1. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

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

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

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

5. “Spider Bones: A Novel” by Kathy Reichs (Scribner)

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

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

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

9. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

10. “Bearers of the Black Staff: Legends of Shannara” by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)

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

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

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

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

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


1. “Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama” by David Limbaugh (Ragnery Publishing)

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

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

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

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

6. “Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith, and Football” by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. “Spoken from the Heart” by Laura Bush (Scribner)

15. “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose” by Tony Hsieh (Business Plus)

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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