USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 04.24.2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 04/24/2011.  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:  YA jumped 4% over last week to covet 24% of the top 25 books on the list - makes you wonder if perhaps YA is on the move? And the answer? Not quite.
Nothing new this week, just a shift in position of titles. Dropping 3 slots to the #12 spot was Ms. Clare's new addition to the Mortal Instruments series, City of Fallen Angels. I finished this book earlier in the week and will say that I do rather enjoy the series - and I've ordered the prequel, Clockwork Angel, which I'm looking forward to reading. I'm now on to the final installment in Carrie Ryan's Forrest of Hands and Teeth trilogy, The Dark and Hallow Places - which I'm surprised hasn't even made it onto the top 150 list at all (yet!). So far, I'm really liking the MC - albeit, this is a much, much darker journey, then Ryan has taken us on before. I think I'm going to really enjoy this one.


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

1 1 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $7.99

2 2 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99

3 0 The Sixth Man, David Baldacci (Grand Central), $27.99

4 5 Bossypants, Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur), $26.99

5 10Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin (St. Martin's Press), $7.99

6 6 The Search, Nora Roberts (Jove), $7.99

7 0 The Dukan Diet, Pierre Dukan (Crown Archetype), $26.00

8 11 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Berkley), $16.00

9 23A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Spectra), $7.99

10 8 The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown), $9.99

11 14 The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press), $8.99

12 9 City of Fallen Angels, Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry), $19.99

13 3 Chasing Fire, Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult), $27.95

14 0 The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan (Philomel), $17.99

15 0 Eve, Iris Johansen (St. Martin's Press), $12.99

16 12 The Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown), $14.99

17 7 The 17 Day Diet, Mike Moreno (Free Press), $25.00

18 13 I’ll Walk Alone, Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster), $25.99

19 0 Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press), $17.99

20 24 The 9th Judgment, James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing), $14.99

21 0 Chasing the Night, Iris Johansen (St. Martin's Press), $7.99

22 0 Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic), $17.99

23 4 The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown), $24.99

24 17 The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel (Crown), $30.00

25 34 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books), $13.95