USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 05.01.2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 05/01/2011.  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:  For the first time in what seems like years, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, has dropped out of the top 25 - gasp! Okay, so maybe it's not been years - but it has been since last August...and well, I guess it didn't stray too far, dropping only to slot #29. 
However, YA titles have been pretty dormant from the top 25 for quite some time - and this week, they hold only 12% of the first 25 titles. 
It is nice to see Candace Bushnell's, Summer in the City - sequel to The Carrie Diaries (and prequel to the Sex and the City series), make it's debut appearance on the list in the #25 position. This is sitting on my nightstand to be read - check back soon for my review!

Legend:

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

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

5 8 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Berkley), $16.00

6 3 The Sixth Man, David Baldacci (Grand Central), $27.99

7 0 Savage Nature, Christine Feehan (Jove), $7.99

8 0 Moonlight Cove, Sherryl Woods (MIRA), $7.99

9 6 The Search, Nora Roberts (Jove), $7.99

10 32 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson (Knopf), $27.95

11 0 20 Years Younger, Bob Greene, Harold A. Lancer, Ronald L. Kotler, Diane L. McKay (Little, Brown), $27.99

12 9 A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Spectra), $7.99

13 10 The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown), $9.99

14 0 The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic), $14.99

15 7 The Dukan Diet, Pierre Dukan (Crown Archetype), $26.00

16 40 Mystery, Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine), $12.99

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

18 0 Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, Rob Lowe (Henry Holt and Co.), $12.99

19 0 Worth Dying For, Lee Child (Dell), $9.99

20 0 Hannah’s List, Debbie Macomber (MIRA), $7.99

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

22 0 A Turn in the Road, Debbie Macomber (MIRA), $24.95

23 16 The Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown), $14.99

24 0 Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic), $17.99

25 0 Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel, Candace Bushnell (Balzer + Bray), $9.99