The Week’s Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers


1. “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central Publishing)

2. “The Sentry” by Robert Crais (Putnam Adult)

3. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

4. “What the Night Knows: A Novel” by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

5. “Dead or Alive” by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood (Putnam Adult)

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

7. “Three Seconds” by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom (Silver Oak)

8. “The Confession” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

9. “Cross Fire” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

10. “Secrets to the Grave” by Tami Hoag (Dutton Adult)

11. “Freedom: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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

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

14. “Hell’s Corner” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

15. “Damage” by John Lescroart (Dutton Adult)


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. “Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty” by Suzanne Somers and Michael Galitzer (Crown Archetype)

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

7. “Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love” by Marci Shimoff, Marianne Wilson and Carol Kline (Free Press)

8. “Life” by Keith Richards (Little, Brown)

9. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua (Penguuin Press)

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

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

12. “Decoded” by Jay-Z (Spiegel & Grau)

13. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot (Crown)

14. “The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream” by Gary Shapiro (Beaufort)

15. “The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy” by Bob Greene, Ann Kearney-Cooke and Janis Jibrin (Simon & Schuster)


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

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

3. “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci (Vision)

4. “Live To Tell: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel” by Lisa Gardner (Bantam)

5. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Anchor)

6. “The Scent of Jasmine” by Jude Deveraux (Pocket)

7. “Altar of Eden” by James Rollins (Harper)

8. “Impact” by Douglas Preston (Forge)

9. “Deja Vu” by Fern Michaels (Zebra)

10. “Ruthless Game” by Christine Feehan (Jove)

11. “The First Rule” by Robert Crais (Berkley)

12. “Promise Canyon” by Robyn Carr (MIRA)

13. “U is for Undertow” by Sue Grafton (Berkley)

14. “Treasure Hunt” by John Lescroart (Signet)

15. “The Last Surgeon” by Michael Palmer (St. Martin’s Griffin)


1. “The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have” by Mark Nepo (Conari Press)

2. “True Grit” by Charles Portis (Overlook)

3. “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)

4. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

5. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese (Vintage)

6. “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Griffin)

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

8. “Water for Elephants: A Novel” by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)

9. “The Girl Who Played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

10. “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult (Washington Square Press)

11. “The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel” by Garth Stein (Harper)

12. “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin)

13. “Inside of a Dog” by Alexandra Horowitz (Scribner)

14. “What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell (LB/Back Bay)

15. “Just Kids” by Patti Smith (Ecco)

The Week’s Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers.

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