Bestselling books the week of 8/12/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

Joanne Ciccarello – staff

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
3. Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
4. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, Random House
5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, Random House
6. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
7. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman, Dial
8. Faithful Place, by Tana French, Viking
9. The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone
10. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, Doubleday
11. The Passage, by Justin Cronin, Ballantine
12. Fly Away Home, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria
13. The Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke, S&S
14. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
15. Burn, by Nevada Barr, Minotaur


18. I Curse the River of Time, by Per Petterson, Graywolf

The latest novel by the he author of Out Stealing Horses is an August Indie Next List Great Read.

1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
2. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco
3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
5. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner
6. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, by Mary Roach, Norton
7. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
8. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
9. Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg, Penguin Press
10. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., by Sam Wasson, Harper
11. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
12. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
13. Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, by Andrew Bacevich, Metropolitan
14. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
15. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
4. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
8. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
9. One Day, by David Nicholls, Vintage
10. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
11. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner
12. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
14. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
15. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Vintage
21. The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood, Anchor
Atwood's dystopic masterpiece is now available in paperback.

1. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
2. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Anchor
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage
5. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
6. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper Perennial
7. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
9. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage
10. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
11. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
13. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
14. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Harper Perennial
15. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
20. The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel, Picador
Pulitzer Prize-winner Finkel's masterful account of American soldiers fighting in Iraq.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
4. Nine Dragons, by Michael Connelly, Vision
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Signet
7. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
8. Hardball, by Sara Paretsky, Signet
9. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
10. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Ballantine

1. Beezus and Ramona, by Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illus.), Harper
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
4. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
9. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
10. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
11. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia, by DK Publishing
12. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
13. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish
14. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
15. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade
3. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
4. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
6. City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
9. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
10. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, Harper
11. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
12. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
13. Pinkalicious: School Rules!, by Victoria Kann, Harper
14. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
15. Perfect Piggies!, by Sandra Boynton, Workman

1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback), by Sara Shepard, Harper
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Artemis Fowl (hardcover and paperback), by Eoin Colfer, Miramax
New in Series: The Atlantis Complex
8. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
9. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Gordon Korman, et al., Scholastic
10. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion

*Published Thursday, August 12, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 8, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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