August 4, 2011 / 8:44 PM / in 6 years

"Ghost Story" soars to top spot of best-sellers list

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - “Ghost Story” soared to the top spot of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday.

The list is compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

Hardcover Fiction Last Week

1. “Ghost Story” by Jim Butcher (Roc, $27.95) -

2. ”A Dance with Dragons’ by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $35) 1

3. “Full Black” by Brad Thor (Atria, $26.99) -

4. “Portrait of a Spy” by. Daniel Silva (Harper, $26.99) 2

5. “Now You See Her” by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $27.99) 5

6. “Happy Birthday” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $20) 3

7. “Smokin’ Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28) 6

8. “Then Came You” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria, $26.99) 7

9. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett (Harper, $26.99) 8

10. “Split Second” by Catherine Coulter (Putnam, $26.95) 4

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugard (Simon & Schuster, $24.99) 1

2. “Go the F**k to Sleep” by Adam Mansbach illus. by Ricardo Cortes (Akashic $14.95) 2

3. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, $27) 3

4. “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson (Crown, $26) 4

5. “The 17 Day Diet” by Dr. Mike Moreno (Free Press, $25) 5

6. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey (LB/Reagan Arthur, $26.99) 6

7. “The Dukan Diet” by Dr. Pierre Dukan (Crown, $26) 8

8. “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, $37.50) 7

9. “Seal Team Six” by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin (St. Martin‘s, $26.99) 10

10. “The 4-Hour Body” by Timothy Ferriss (Crown $27) 11

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