Bestsellers: Publishers Weekly

07/09/2010 12:41 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011


1. "Private" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

2. "Sizzling Sixteen" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's)

3. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

4. "The Overton Window" by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

5. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/Amy Einhorn)

6. "Foreign Influence: A Thriller" by Brad Thor (Atria)

7. "The Passage" by Justin Cronin (Ballantine)

8. "The Lion" by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central Publishing)

9. "Family Ties" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

10. "Ice Cold: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel" by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)

11. "Dead in the Family" by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

12. "Whiplash" by Catherine Coulter (Putnam)

13. "In the Name of Honor" by Richard North Patterson (Holt)

14. "Heart of the Matter" by Emily Giffin (St. Martin's)

15. "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel" by Aimee Bender (Doubleday)


1. "Sh t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern (It Books,)

2. "Medium Raw" by Anthony Bourdain (Ecco)

3. "Women Food and God" by Geneen Roth (Scribner)

4. "Delivering Happiness" by Tony Hsieh (Business Plus)

5. "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central Publishing)

6. "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis (Norton)

7. "War" by Sebastian Junger (Twelve)

8. "Spoken from the Heart" by Laura Bush (Scribner)

9. "Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life" by Sean Payton and Ellis Henican (New American Library)

10. "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S.C. Gwynne (Scribner)

11. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch (Hyperion)

12. "The Last Stand" by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking)

13. "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

14. "Switch" by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (Broadway)

15. "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne (Atria/Beyond Words)


1. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

2. "The Girl Who Played with Fire" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

3. "McKettricks of Texas: Austin" by Linda Lael Miller (HQN)

4. "Love in the Afternoon" by Lisa Kleypas (St. Martin's)

5. "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's)

6. "Knock Out" by Catherine Coulter (Jove)

7. "The Darkest Lie" by Gena showalter (HQN)

8. "The Brazen Bride" by Stephanie Laurens (Avon)

9. "The Neighbor" by Lisa Gardner (Bantam)

10. "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks (Vision)

11. "Game Over" by Fern Michaels (Zebra)

12. "A Summer in Sonoma" by Robyn Carr (MIRA)

13. "Almost Perfect" by Susan Mallery (HQN)

14. "The Black Hills" by Nora Roberts (Jove)

15. "206 Bones" by Kathy Reichs (Pocket Star)


1. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

2. "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin)

3. "The Girl Who Played with Fire" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

4. "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)

5. "Swimsuit" by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing)

6. "One Day" by David Nicholls (Vintage)

7. "Best Friends Forever" by Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square Press)

8. "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (Penguin)

9. "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin)

10. "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Griffin)

11. "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese (Vintage)

12. "My Horizontal Life" by Chelsea Handler (Vintage)

13. "The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel" by Garth Stein (Harper)

14. "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler (Gallery)

15. "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho (Harper)