New York Times News Service

FICTION Last week/Weeks on list

1. The Shack, 1/15

by William P. Young

2. The Choice, 3/2

by Nicholas Sparks

3. Barefoot, 4/12

by Elin Hilderbrand

4. Water for Elephants, 8/52

by Sara Gruen

5. (x) The Alchemist, -/51

by Paulo Coelho

6. The Road, 7/52

by Cormac McCarthy

7. The Kite Runner, 5/52

by Khaled Hosseini

8. Bridge of Sighs, 9/3

by Richard Russo

9. Nineteen Minutes, 11/30

by Jodi Picoult

10. (x) The Secret Life 2/11

of Bees,

by Sue Monk Kidd


1. Three Cups of Tea, 1/83

by Greg Mortenson

and David Oliver Relin

2. Eat, Pray Love, 3/84

by Elizabeth Gilbert

3. Mike's Election Guide, -/1

by Michael Moore

4. The Audacity of Hope, 6/36

by Barack Obama

5. A Long Way Gone, 2/4

by Ishmael Beah

6. Dreams From My Father, -/111

by Barack Obama

7. (x) 90 Minutes in Heaven, 7/97

by Don Piper

with Cecil Murphey

8. I Hope They Serve 8/48

Beer in Hell,

by Tucker Max

9. The Glass Castle, 5/134

by Jeannette Walls

10. My Horizontal Life, 9/8

by Chelsea Handler



1. A New Earth, 1/31

by Eckhart Tolle

2. Skinny Bitch, 3/60

by Rory Freedman

and Kim Barnouin

3. The Power of Now, 2/46

by Michael F. Roizen

and Mehmet C. Oz et al.

4. What to Expect When 4/376

You're Expecting,

by Heidi Murkoff

and Sharon Mazel

5. Money, and the Law 6/3

of Attraction,

by Gary Harpst

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Aug. 30 at almost 4,000 bookstores, plus wholesalers serving 60,000 other retailers (gift shops, department stores, newsstands, supermarkets), statistically weighted to represent all such outlets nationwide.