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Top 10 North American bestselling books from 2011


Nielsen Bookscan has published its annual list of the top 10 bestsellers from the past year (Jan 3. through Dec. 11). These lists are based on sales data from about 75% of total print sales so doesn’t include a few shops like Wal-Mart. It’s also worth noting that each edition of a book is tracked separately (hardcover / trade paperback / mass market paperback etc) and this doesn’t include ebooks. The non-fiction list is especially strange mixing biographies, comedy, and self help.

Which of these books have you read? Which ones did you like?

Adult Non-fiction
1. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo
2. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
3. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand
4. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly
5. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0, by Tom Rath
6. A STOLEN LIFE, by Jaycee Dugard
7. BOSSYPANTS, by Tina Fey
8. THE 17 DAY DIET, by Mike Moreno
9. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot
10. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, by Erik Larson

Adult Fiction
1. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett (movie tie-in edition)
3. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen
4. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese
5. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R.R. Martin
6. THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham
7. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
8. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson
9. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
10. ROOM, by Emma Donoghue

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