The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

03/10/2011 05:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011


1. "Sing You Home: A Novel" by Jodi Picoult (Atria)

2. "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)

3. "River Marked" by Patricia Briggs (Ace)

4. "Minding Frankie" by Maeve Binchy (Knopf)

5. "Treachery in Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult)

6. "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

7. "Tick Tock" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)

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

9. "Pale Demon" by Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager)

10. "The Paris Wife: A Novel" by Paula McLain (Ballantine Books)

11. "Gideon's Sword" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing)

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

13. "Room: A Novel" by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)

14. "Twilight's Dawn: A Black Jewels Book" by Anne Bishop (Roc.)

15. "Night Vision" by Randy Wayne White (Putnam Adult)


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

2. "Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertant Education of a Reluctant Chef" by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House)

3. "Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story" by Peter Guber (Crown Business)

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

5. "A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington" by Mike Huckabee (Sentinel)

6. "In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything" by Michael Waltrip and Ellis Henican (Hyperion)

7. "Revolt!: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs" by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Broadside Books)

8. "Known and Unknown" by Donald Rumsfield (Sentinel)

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

10. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua (Penguin Press)

11. "Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life" by Stefan Swanepoel (Wiley)

12. "I Beat the Odds" by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger (Gotham)

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

14. "Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering" by Meredith Baxter (Crown)

15. "Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary" by Frank I. Luntz (Hyperion)


1. "A Creed in Stone Creek" by Linda Lael Miller (HQN)

2. "Live Wire" by Lora Leigh (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

3. "The Silent Sea" by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (Berkley)

4. "Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel" by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine Books)

5. "Harvest Moon" by Robyn Carr (Mira)

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

7. "An Engagement in Seattle: Groom Wantedride Wanted" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

8. "Without Mercy" by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)

9. "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly (Grand Central Publishing)

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

11. "Hidden Away" by Maya Banks (Berkley)

12. "Changes: A Novel of the Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher (Roc.)

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

14. "This Side of the Grave" by Jeaniene Frost (Avon)

15. "An Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World" by Jo Beverley (Signet)


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

2. "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)

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

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

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

6. "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake (Berkley)

7. "Private" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing)

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

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

10. "The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy' by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi (Sterling)

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

12. "127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by Aron Ralston (Atria)

13. "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

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

15. "The Crippled God: Book Ten of the Malazan Book of the Fallen" by Steven Erikson (Tor)