USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 02.13.2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 02/13/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website. 

Note of the week:  Same as last week, YA covets 28% of the top 25 books. And it's not a surprise to see I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pitticus Lore swoop in and take the #20 spot - what with the release of the movie nationwide, tomorrow. If you haven't read my review of I AM NUMBER FOUR (it can be found in last month's blog entries), I will say this book was an a-mazing read for me. Putting aside the political drama behind James Frey (one of the two authors behind pen name Pitticus Lore), this was one of my most favorite reads since THE HUNGER GAMES - and I can't wait to see the movie and see how it translates.


Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

 1 1 Tick Tock, James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown), $27.99

2 137 Alone, Lisa Gardner (Bantam), $.99

3 2 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (Vintage), $14.95

4 3 The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday), $25.95

5 4 Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand (Random House), $27.00

6 6 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson (Knopf), $27.95

7 8 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo, Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99

8 0 A Discovery of Witches, Deborah E. Harkness (Viking Adult), $14.99

9 7 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $14.95

10 0 Known & Unknown: A Memoir, Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel), $36.00

11 9 The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press), $8.99

12 5 Marrying Daisy Bellamy, Susan Wiggs (MIRA), $7.99

13 0 Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic), $17.99

14 11 Awakened, Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast (St. Martin's Griffin), $17.99

15 14 Cutting for Stone: A Novel, Abraham Verghese (Knopf), $26.95

16 0 Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press), $17.99

17 16 Switched, Amanda Hocking (Self-published through CreateSpace), $2.99

18 12 Swimsuit, James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing), $9.99

19 17 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books), $13.95

20 38 I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins), $17.99

21 19 The Confession, John Grisham (Doubleday), $28.95

22 10 Wild Man Creek, Robyn Carr (MIRA), $7.99

23 27 Decision Points, George W. Bush (Crown), $35.00

24 25 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult), $12.99

25 0 I Beat the Odds, Michael Oher (Gotham Books), $26.00