February 3, 2011 / 7:26 PM / in 7 years

"Tick Tock" tops best-selling book list

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - “Tick Tock,” James Patterson’s latest novel, jumped to the top of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

The top 10 best-sellers list follows.

Hardcover Fiction Last Week

1. “Tick Tock” by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.99). -

2. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf, $27.95). 3

3. “Strategic Moves” by Stuart Woods (Putnam, $25.95). 2

4. “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer Grand Central, $26.99 4

5. “Shadowfever” by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte, $26) 1

6. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/Amy Einhorn, $24.95) 8

7. “The Sentry” by Robert Crais (Putnam, $26.95) 5

8. “Dead or Alive” by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood (Putnam, $28.95) 7

9. “Call Me Irresistible” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Morrow, $25.99) 6

10. “The Confession” by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) 10

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, $27) 1

2. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, $25.95) 2

3. “The Hidden Reality” by Brian Greene (Knopf, $29.95) -

4. “The Next Decade” by George Friedman (Doubleday, $27.95) -

5. “The 4-Hour Body” by Timothy Ferriss (Crown, $27) 6

6. “Decision Points” by George W. Bush (Crown, $35) 4

7. “The Investment Answer” by Daniel C. Goldie & Gordon S. Murray (Business Plus, $18) 8

8. “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown, $29.99) 7

9. “Sexy Forever” by Suzanne Somers (Crown, $25.99) 3

10. “Autobiography of Mark Twain” Ed. by Harriet Elinor Smith. (Univ. of Calif. Press, $34.95) 11

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