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Bestsellers: 'Tick Tock' book of the hour

A list of national bestsellers compiled by Publishers Weekly for the week ending Feb. 20.


1. TICK TOCK, by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

2. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

3. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/AmyEinhorn)

5. DEAD OR ALIVE, by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood (Putnam)

6. THE INNER CIRCLE, by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central)

7. THE SECRET SOLDIER, by Alex Berenson (Putnam)

8. THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham (Doubleday)

9. STRATEGIC MOVES, by Stuart Woods (Putnam)

10. A RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD, by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)


1. KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, by Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel)

2. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

3. CLEOPATRA, by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown)

4. BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER, by Amy Chua (Penguin Press)

5. THE 4-HOUR BODY, by Timothy Ferriss (Crown)

6. DECISION POINTS, by George W. Bush (Crown)

7. I BEAT THE ODDS, by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger (Gotham)

8. VEGANIST, by Kathy Freston (Weinstein Books)

9. THE PIONEER WOMAN, by Ree Drummond (Morrow)

10. THE HIDDEN REALITY, by Brian Greene (Knopf)


1. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)

2. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese (Vintage)

3. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)

4. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson)

5. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

6. INSIDE OF A DOG, by Alexandra Horowitz (Scribner)

7. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

8. THE POSTMISTRESS, by Sarah Blake (Berkley)

9. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis (Norton)

10. TRUE GRIT, by Charles Portis (Overlook)

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