The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

08/19/2011 09:42 am ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011


1. "A Dance With Dragons" by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

2. "Full Black" by Brad Thor (Atria)

3. "The Ideal Man" by Julie Garwood (Dutton Adult)

4. "Cold Vengeance" by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (Grand Central Publishing)

5. "Ghost Story" by Jim Butcher (Roc)

6. "Victory and Honor" by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam Adult)

7. "Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension" by Christie Golden (Del Ray/Lucas Books)

8. "Portrait of a Spy" by Daniel Silva (Harper)

9. "The Magician King: A Novel" by Lev Grossman (Viking)

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

11. "Retribution" by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Press)

12. "Smokin' Seventeen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

13. "Now You See Her" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)

14. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett (Harper)

15. "Happy Birthday: A Novel" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)


1. "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard (Simon & Schuster)

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

3. "The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Design for Rapid Results" by Dr. Mike Moreno (Free Press)

4. "Go the F--k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach and Illustrations by Ricardo Cortes (Avon)

5. "Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit--Making the Most of All of Your Life" by Jane Fonda (Random House)

6. "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann (Knopf)

7. "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson (Crown)

8. "After America: Get Ready for Armageddon" by Mark Steyn (Regency)

9. "The Dukan Diet" by Pierre Dukan (Crown Archetype)

10. "The Greater Journey" by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)

11. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur)

12. "SEAL Team Six" by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin (St. Martin's Press)

13. "Through My Eyes" by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (Harper)

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

15. "Of Thee I Zing" by Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo (Threshold)


1. "The Confession: A Novel" by John Grisham (Dell)

2. "Private" by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Vision)

3. "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin (Spectra)

4. "Born to Die" by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)

5. "A Clash of Kings" by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

6. "A Storm of Swords" by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

7. "Midnight Sins" by Lora Leigh (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

8. "The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel" by James Lee Burke (Pocket Star)

9. "Secrets of Bella Terra: A Scarlet Deception Novel" by Christina Dodd (Signet)

10. "Out of the Rain" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

11. "Treachery in Death" by J.D. Robb (Berkley)

12. "A Feast for Crows" by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

13. "Hell's Corner" by David Baldacci (Vision)

14. "Dark Watch" by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (Berkley)

15. "The Templar Salvation" by Raymond Khoury (Signet)


1. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult)

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. "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

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

5. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway)

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

7. "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell (LB/Back Bay)

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

9. "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

10. "Room" by Emma Donoghue (LB/Back Bay)

11. "The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century" by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

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

13. "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson (Vintage)

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

15. "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus" by Charles C. Mann (vintage)