USA Today Bestsellers, 10/2

The new Oprah Book Club pick, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle zoomed to #2 on the USA Today bestseller list. Despite the powerful Oprah nod, it couldn’t beat out he YA hit Brsingr, still at #1 after two weeks.

HBO’s True Blood may not be tearing up the ratings (even so, the series has recently been renewed for a second season), but the series has given a real boost to the books it’s based on.



#34 Dead Until Dark (first in the Southern Vampire novel series and the book the TV series is based on); Charlaine Harris, Ace; on list for three weeks. The tie-in and the original covers are show above; quite a difference in mood.

#77 Living Dead in Dallas (#2 in the Southern Vampire series), Charlaine Harris,  Ace, Pbk, $7.99; first week.

#110 Club DeadCharlaine Harris (#3 in the Southern Vampire series), Ace, pbk, $6.50; on list for two weeks.

#144 Dead to the World (#4 in the Southern Vampire series), Charlaine Harris, Ace; on list for two weeks.


And, more vampires! The fourth in the YA The House of Night series also hits the list this week:

#10 UntamedP.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin’s Griffin


The other titles debuting this week are:

#11 Heat LightningJohn Sandford, Putnam Adult

#13 SunsetKaren Kingsbury, Tyndale House Publishers

#14 A Bold Fresh Piece of HumanityBill O’Reilly, Broadway

#16 The Given DayDennis Lehane, William Morrow

#19 One Fifth AvenueCandace Bushnell, Voice

#21 Hot MahoganyStuart Woods, Putnam Adult

#22 Magic Treehouse #40: Eve of the Emperor PenguinMary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca,  Random House Books for Young Readers

#36 Pieces of My HeartRobert Wagner, Scott Eyman, HarperEntertainment

#40 Tsar: A ThrillerTed Bell, Atria

#41 InkdeathCornelia Funke, Scholastic; childrens

#43 DeweyVicki Myron, Brett Witter, Grand Central

#55 Mother WarriorsJenny McCarthy, Dutton; the author appeared on Oprah last week

#74 Bad MoneyKevin Phillips, Viking; the author appeared on Bill Moyers show last week.

#76 Show No MercyCindy Gerard, Pocket, Pbk., $6.99

#94 The Love DareStephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick,  B&H, pbk, $14.99; The companion volume to the Christian-themed film, Fireproof, which is a surprise box-office success. The star of the movie, Kirk Cameron, who played Mike Seaver on the TV series Growing Pains, appeared on the Today Show recently, promoting both the book and the movie. Libraries have not ordered it.

#107 Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon and the EldestChristopher Paolini,  Knopf Books for Young Readers

#119 Night of Thunder: A Bob Lee Swagger NovelStephen Hunter,  Simon & Schuster

#137 The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of ThreadKate DiCamillo, Candlewick, pbk, $7.99; the movie opens on Christmas Day.

#150 The Comforts of a Muddy SaturdayAlexander McCall Smith,  Pantheon


Moving Up

#24 Before You DoT.D. Jakes,  Atria, from #126 after two weeks

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