The New York Times Bestselling Books List

The New York Times Best Sellers List
August 20th, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance
1. BAD MOON RISING, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, by Richard Russo
3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
4. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson
5. INHERENT VICE, by Thomas Pynchon

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance
1. CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, by Michelle Malkin
2. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
3. IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE, by Ronald Kessler
4. CATASTROPHE, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
5. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE, by Audrey Niffenegger
2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
3. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
4. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
5. THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE, by Heather Gudenkauf

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance
1. BENGAL’S HEART, by Lora Leigh
2. DEAN KOONTZ’S FRANKENSTEIN: DEAD AND ALIVE, by Dean Koontz
3. THE QUICKIE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
4. CHOSEN TO DIE, by Lisa Jackson
5. STORM OF VISIONS, by Christina Dodd

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance
1. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck
2. JULIE & JULIA, by Julie Powell
3. MY LIFE IN FRANCE, by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme
4. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
5. THE FAMILY, by Jeff Sharlet

Hardcover Advice

Top 5 at a Glance
1. ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner
2. MASTER YOUR METABOLISM, by Jillian Michaels with Mariska van Aalst
3. THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
4. THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne
5. EXCUSES BEGONE!, by Wayne W. Dyer

Paperback Advice

Top 5 at a Glance
1. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
2. THE LOVE DARE, by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough
3. AMERICA’S MOST WANTED RECIPES, by Ron Douglas
4. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman
5. SKINNY BITCH, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

Children’s Books

Top 5 at a Glance
1. GOLDILICIOUS, written and illustrated by Victoria Kann
2. TEA PARTIES, by Jane O’Connor
3. GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder
4. EXPLORER EXTRAORDINAIRE!, by Jane O’Connor
5. MARLEY GOES TO SCHOOL, by John Grogan

Graphic Books

Top 5 at a Glance
1. BATMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER?, by Neil Gaiman and others
2. ASTERIOS POLYP, by David Mazzucchelli
3. FINAL CRISIS, by Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke
4. THE HUNTER, by Darwyn Cooke
5. GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, by Geoff Johns, Shane Davis and others

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