Books for the Holiday Weekend

While those of us in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S. won't be heading to the beach this Labor Day weekend (thanks to Hurricane Earl), some of you other folks may be. No matter where you're headed (if you're reading this) you'll probably be taking along a book or two.

According to USA Today & Nielsen Bookscan, the top sellers going into the weekend are:
Hunger Games Trilogy seems to be a popular pick this weekend, garnering spots 1, 4, and 9 on the list.
  1. "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) - YA
  2. "The Postcard Killers" by James Patterson and Liza Marklund (Little, Brown)
  3. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
  4. "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) - YA
  5. "Spider Bones: A Novel" by Kathy Reichs (Scribner)
  6. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books)
  7. "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future" by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic) -YA
  8. "Tough Customer: A Novel: by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster)
  9. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) -YA
  10. "Bearers of the Black Staff: Legends of Shannara" by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  11. "The Red Queen: A Novel" by Phillipa Gregory (Touchstone)
  12. "Star Island" by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
  13. "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) -YA
  14. "The Kane Chronicles, Book 1: The Red Pyramid" by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books) -YA
  15. "The Cobra" by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam Adult)
Popular adult fiction for the holiday weekend.

  1. "Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama" by David Limbaugh (Ragnery Publishing)
  2. "The Power" by Rhonda Byrne (Atria)
  3. "Sh*t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern (It Books)
  4. "StrengthsFinder 2.0" by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)
  5. "Women, Food & God" by Geneen Roth (Scribner)

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