The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

01/16/2011 12:27 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


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

2. "What the Night Knows: A Novel" by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

3. "Dead or Alive" by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood (Putnam Adult)

4. "The Confession" by John Grisham (Doubleday)

5. "The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel" by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth (Putnam Adult)

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

7. "Cross Fire" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

8. "Freedom: A Novel" by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

9. "Secrets to the Grave" by Tami Hoag (Dutton Adult)

10. "Three Seconds" by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom (Silver Oak)

11. "Port Mortuary" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult)

12. "Damage" by John Lescroart (Dutton Adult)

13. "The Judas Gate" by Jack Higgins (Putnam Adult)

14. "Hell's Corner" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

15. "Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga" by Greg Bear (Tor)


1. "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

2. "Decision Points" by George W. Bush (Crown)

3. "The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life" by Glenn Beck and Keith Ablow (Threshold Editions)

4. "The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommom Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman" by Timothy Ferriss (Crown Archetype)

5. "Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown)

6. "Cinch; Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches" by Cynthia Sass (HarperOne)

7. "Life" by Keith Richards (Little, Brown)

8. "Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man" by Steve Harvey (Amistad)

9. Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results" by Roger Connors and Tom Smith (Portfolio)

10. "Autobiography of Mark Twain" by Ed. by Harriet Elinor Smith (Univ. of Calif. Press)

11. "I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections" by Nora Ephron (Knopf)

12. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot (Crown)

13. "Decoded" by Jay-Z (Spiegel & Grau)

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

15. "Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)


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

2. "Deliver Us From Evil" by David Baldacci (Vision)

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

4. "Ruthless Game" by Christine Feehan (Jove)

5. "Live To Tell: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel" by Lisa Gardner (Bantam)

6. "Altar of Eden" by James Rollins ( Harper)

7. "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown (Anchor)

8. "The Scent of Jasmine" by Jude Deveraux (Pocket)

9. "Deja Vu" by Fern Michaels (Zebra)

10. "Promise Canyon" by Robyn Carr (MIRA) (F-P)

11. "U is for Undertow" by Sue Grafton (Berkley)

12. "The First Rule" by Robert Crais (Berkley)

13. "The Lady Most Likely...: A Novel in Three Parts" by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway (Avon)

14. "Master of Smoke" by Angela Knight (Berkley)

15. "Impact" by Douglas Preston (Forge)


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

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

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

4. "House Rules" by Jodi Picoult (Washington Square Press)

5. "Water for Elephants: A Novel" by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)

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

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

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

9. "Inside of a Dog" by Alexandra Horowitz (Scribner)

10. "True Grit" by Charles Portis (Overlook)

11. "Just Kids" by Patti Smith (Ecco)

12. "Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo and Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) (NF-P)

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

14. "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Griffin)

15. "Eat This, Not That! 2011" by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding (Rodale)