1. Black Hills by Nora Roberts ($26.95)
2. Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro ($27.99)
3. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich ($27.95)
Trade Paperback Fiction
1. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99)
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
3. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel and Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14.00)
Mass Market Paperback Fiction
1. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult ($7.99)
2. TailSpin by Catherine Coulter ($7.99)
3. Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan ($7.99)
Children's Books (Chapter Books)/Young Adult Fiction
1. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad ($17.99)
2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen ($19.99)
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ($17.99)
- Congrats to Nora Roberts for knocking James Patterson off his perch after only a week. Things have been really shaking on this portion of the list, lots of good "beach reads" being released and people are snapping them up. I can always get behind people reading books and keeping the wheels of commerce moving.
- Amongst trade paperback, we've got a new number one and Stieg Larsson re-entered the "medal winners" for the week. He's probably being helped by the post-humous release of the second book in this series, The Girl Who Played With Fire; this comes out in English in hardback next week.
- Amongst mass market paperback, Picoult is back on top and Catherine Coulter jumped into the fray with her twelfth book in the FBI Thrillers series that came out earlier this month.
- No real change from last week on the YA list, except for the nonfiction title slipping below third place. But I really don't get it. Lauren Conrad, people? Aren't we buying anything else? You can't blame me, I went to the bookstore on Monday and bought two YA books that were not written by Lauren Conrad. Are you guilty? [Perhaps the most alarming thing, in my opinion, is that there is a planned sequel for L.A. Candy. Lord help us all.]