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'Casual Vacancy' tops paperbacks bestsellers' list

British writer J.K. Rowling with her new book

British writer J.K. Rowling with her new book "The Casual Vacancy," at the Southbank Centre in London. (Sept. 27, 2012) Credit: AP

Publishers Weekly's list of national bestsellers powered by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending Aug. 18.



1. MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown)

2. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown)

3. ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM, by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine)

4. INFERNO, by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

5. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)

6. FIRST SIGHT, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

7. HOTSHOT, by Julie Garwood (Dutton)

8. THE ENGLISH GIRL, by Daniel Silva (Harper)

9. THE LAST WITNESS, by W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam)

10. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)


1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin (S&S/Threshold)

2. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan (Random House)

3. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson (Howard Books)

4. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)

5. THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY, by Willie and Korie Robertson (Howard Books)

6. THIS TOWN, by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press)

7. LAWRENCE IN ARABIA, by Scott Anderson (Doubleday)

8. LIFE CODE, by Dr. Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books)

9. LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)

10. JERUSALEM: A COOKBOOK, by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed)


1. THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown)

2. ALEX CROSS, RUN, by James Patterson (Grand Central)

3. PROOF OF HEAVEN, by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster)

4. BURN, by Maya Banks (Berkley)

5. THE PANTHER, by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central)

6. JOYLAND, by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)

7. CHESAPEAKE BLUE, by Nora Roberts (Berkley)

8. INQUEBRANTABLE, by Jenni Rivera (Atria)

9. BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial)

10. I DECLARE, by Joel Osteen (FaithWords)

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