These lists were compiled by The New York Times from computer-processed sales figures from more than 3,985 bookstores plus wholesalers serving more than 50,000 other retailers, statistically weighted to represent sales in all such outlets nationwide.


1. Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman

2. The Appeal by John Grisham

3. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

4. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

5. Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh

6. Dead Heat by Joel C. Rosenberg

7. 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

8. A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

9. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

10. Lush Life by Richard Price


1. Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak

2. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

3. Losing It by Valerie Bertinelli

4. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

5. Stori Telling by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin

6. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

7. The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

8. I Am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert et al.

9. Common Wealth by Jeffrey D. Sachs

10. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker