The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

09/17/2010 10:14 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


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

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

3. "No Mercy" by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Press)

4. "Getting to Happy" by Terry McMillan (Viking)

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

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

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

8. "Ape House: A Novel" by Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau)

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

10. "Zero History" by William Gibson (Putnam)

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

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

13. "The High King of Montival: A Novel of the Change" by S. M. Stirling (Roc.)

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

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


1. "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow (Bantam)

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

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

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

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

6. "True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World" by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd (Knopf)

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

8. "This is Why You're Fat: Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off" by Jackie Warner (Wellness Central)

9. "Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Lessons for Making It Work" by Tim Gunn and Ada Calhoun (Gallery Press)

10. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)

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

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

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

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

15. "Bob Dylan In America" by Sean Wilentz (Doubleday)


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

2. "1022 Evergreen Place" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. "Chains of Fire: The Chosen Ones" by Christina Dodd (Onyx)

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

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

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

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

14. "The Professional" by Robert B. Parker (Berkley)

15. "Kisser" by Stuart Woods (Signet)


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. "Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel" by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

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

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

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

9. "The Thorn" by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House)

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

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

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

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

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

15. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro (Vintage)