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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 18-July 25

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Other books have yet again failed to kick "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" out of the top spot in hardcover fiction.

"Medium Raw" supplants "The Big Short" at the head of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" still holds the number one spot in paperback fiction.

"Eat, Pray, Love" remains the top paperback nonfiction seller.

Click below for the full lists.


Hardcover Fiction

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

2. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By David Mitchell. Random House.

4. The Search
By Nora Roberts. Putnam.

5. The Lion
By Nelson DeMille. Grand Central.

6. Private
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.

7. The Passage
By Justin Cronin. Ballantine.

8. The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman. Dial.

9. Sizzling Sixteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.

10. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Medium Raw
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

2. Denial: A Memoir of Terror
By Jessica Stern. Ecco.

3. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

4. Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It.

5. War
By Sebastian Junger. Twelve.

6. The Last Stand
By Nathaniel Philbrick. Viking.

7. Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth. Scribner.

8. Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light
By Jane Brox. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

9. Hitch 22
By Christopher Hitchens. Twelve.

10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
By Chelsea Handler Grand Central.


Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

4. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

5. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

6. Bad Things Happen
By Harry Dolan. Berkley Trade.

7. That Old Cape Magic
By Richard Russo. Vintage.

8. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

9. One Day
By David Nicholls. Vintage.

10. Best Friends Forever
By Jennifer Weiner. Washington Square.


Paperback Nonfiction

1. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

2. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

3. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

4. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

5. Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin.

6. My Horizontal Life
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury USA.

7. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

8. Robert’s Rules in Plain English
By Doris P. Zimmerman. Collins Reference.

9. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

10. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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