The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

09/10/2010 02:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

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

3. "Dark Peril" by Christine Feehan (Berkley)

4. "The Postcard Killers" by James Patterson and Liza Marklund (Little, Brown)

5. "Lost Empire" by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood (Putnam)

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

7. "The Way of Kings" by Brian Sanderson (Tor)

8. "Spider Bones" by Kathy Reichs (Scribner)

9. "Body Work" by Sara Paretsky (Putnam)

10. "Star Island" by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)

11. "The Cobra" by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam Adult)

12. "The Red Queen: A Novel" by Phillipa Gregory (Touchstone)

13. "Tough Customer: A Novel: by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster)

14. "Bearers of the Black Staff" by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)

15. "I'd Know You Anywhere" by Laura Lippman (Morrow)

16. "Last Night at Chateau Moarmont: A Novel" by Lauren Weisberger (Atria)

17. "Three Stations" by Martin Cruz Smith (Simon & Schuster)

18. "Maybe This Time" by Jennifer Crusie (St. Martin's)

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

20. "Juliet" by Anne Fortier (Ballantine)

21. "Crossfire" by Dick Francis and Felix Francis (Putnam)

22. "The Rembrandt Affair" by Daniel Silva (Putnam Adult)

23. "The Vigilantes" by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam)

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

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

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "The Power" by Rhonda Byrne (Atria)

2. "Crimes Against Liberty" by David Limbaugh (Regnery)

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

4. "A Journey" by Tony Blair (Knopf)

5. "The Perfection Point" by John Brenkus (Harper)

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

7. "The One Minute Negotiator" by Don Hutson & George Lucas (Berrett-Koehler)

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

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

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

11. "The Obama Diaries" by Laura Ingraham (Threshold)

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

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

14. "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell (Random House)

15. "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage" by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

1. "1022 Evergreen Place" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

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

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

4. "True Blue" by David Baldacci (Vision)

5. "Midnight Crystal" by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle (Jove)

6. "Born to Bite" by Lynsay Sands (Avon)

7. "Pursuit of Honor" by Vince Flynn (Pocket)

8. "Renegade" by Lora Leigh (St. Martin's)

9. "Finding Perfect" by Susan Mallery (HQN)

10. "Ford County: Stories" by John Grisham (Dell)

11. "The Scarpetta Factor" by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley)

12. "Spartan Gold" by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood (Berkley)

13. "Ghost Moon" by Heather Graham (Mira)

14. "Demon from the Dark" by Kresley Cole (Pocket)

15. "Burning Up" by Susan Andersen (HQN)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

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

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

7. "Ford County: Stories" by John Grisham (Dell)

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

9. "A Gate at the Stairs" by Lorrie Moore (Vintage)

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

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

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

13. "Under the Dome" by Stephen King (Pocket)

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

15. "The Lacuna: A Novel" by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Perennial)

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