Bestselling Books the Week of Sept. 30, 2010, According to IndieBound* Series: 23. the Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins, Free PressA Comprehensive, Readable Study of the Evidence for Evolution. #3 TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S3. the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage4. the Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage5. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner6. the Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial7. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Vintage8. Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen, Picador9. the Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper10. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press11. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Picador12. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine15. Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby, RiverheadON THE RI; 23. New York, by Edward Rutherfurd, BallantineA Grand Historical Novel by the Bestselling Author of Sarum. #2 HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race, by Jon Stewart, Grand Central2. the Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Bantam3. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books4. the Wave, by Susan Casey, Doubleday5. White House Diary, Jimmy Carter, FSG6. Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle, by Ingrid Betancourt, Penguin Press7. the Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House8. A Journey, by Tony Blair, Knopf9. Making Our Democracy Work, by Stephen Breyer, Knopf10. Guinness World Records 2011, by Guinness11. the Tiger, by John Vaillant, Knopf12. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, by Robert B. Reich, Knopf13. Crimes against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama, by David Limbaugh, Regnery14. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner15. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf #1 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG2. the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf 3. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown4. the Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam5. Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central6. Ape House, by Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau7. A Secret Kept, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's8. Bad Blood, by John Sandford, Putnam9. Zero History, by William Gibson, Putnam10. the Widower's Tale, by Julia Glass, Pantheon11. the Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House12. Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's13. to the End of the Land, by David Grossman, Knopf14. Mini Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella, Dial15. the Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, DialON THE RI; 18. the Fall, by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, MorrowThe Gripping Second Novel in the Strain Vampire Trilogy

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1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback) ,by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House,3. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax6. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper7. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books8. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, Scholastic9. Chronicles of Vladimir Tod (hardcover and paperback), by Heather Brewer, PuffinNew in Series: Twelfth Grade Kills

10. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

*Published Thursday, September 30, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 26, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit


1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper2. It's a Book, by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook3. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You, by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends4. Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown, Little Brown5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt6. Zen Ghosts, by Jon J Muth, Scholastic7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden8. My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Harper9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam10. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper11. Art & Max, by David Wiesner, Clarion12. Heads, by Matthew Van Fleet, S&S13. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam14. A Bedtime for Bear, by Bonny Becker, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illus.), Candlewick15. I Love You, Little Pumpkin!, by Sandra Magsamen, LB Kids


1. This Isn't What It Looks Like, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Little Brown2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf3. …


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