America Reads

Who's reading Dan Brown? And who's reading The Help? From New York to Houston, The Daily Beast presents the bestselling hardcover fiction and nonfiction books in America's big cities. Sales rankings provided by Nielsen BookScan.

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New York City


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. The Yankee Years, Joe Torre
3. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
4. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
5. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
7. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
8. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
9. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
10. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
4. The Associate, John Grisham
5. Swimsuit, James Patterson
6. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
7. Under the Dome, Stephen King
8. Run for Your Life, James Patterson
9. The 8th Confession, James Patterson
10. The Host, Stephenie Meyer

Los Angeles


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
4. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
5. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
6. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
7. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
8. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
9. Open: An Autobiography, Andre Agassi
10. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Associate, John Grisham
3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
4. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
5. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
6. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
7. Under the Dome, Stephen King
8. U Is for Undertow, Sue Grafton
9. The 8th Confession, James Patterson
10. Shanghai Girls, Lisa See

Chicago


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
4. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
5. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
6. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
7. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
8. Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Health Insurance, Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
9. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records
10. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. The Associate, John Grisham
4. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
5. Under the Dome, Stephen King
6. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
7. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
8. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
9. The 8th Confession, James Patterson
10. Run for Your Life, James Patterson

Philadelphia


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
4. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
5. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
6. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
7. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
8. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
9. Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis, Bill George
10. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
4. The Associate, John Grisham
5. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
6. Under the Dome, Stephen King
7. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
8. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
9. Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner
10. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris

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SF-SJ-OAK, California

Non-fiction

1. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
3. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
4. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
5. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
7. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child
8. Open: An Autobiography, Andre Agassi
9. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath
10. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, Malcolm Gladwell

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. The Associate, John Grisham
4. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
5. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
6. The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
7. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
8. Under the Dome, Stephen King
9. U Is for Undertow, Sue Grafton
10. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich

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Boston


Non-fiction

1. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
4. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
5. When the Game Was Ours, Larry Bird, Earvin Johnson Jr., and Jackie MacMullan
6. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
7. The Yankee Years, Joe Torre
8. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
9. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records
10. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, Malcolm Gladwell

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
4. Under the Dome, Stephen King
5. The Associate, John Grisham
6. Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult
7. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
8. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
9. That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo
10. The Host, Stephenie Meyer

Dallas


Non-fiction

1. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
4. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
5. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath

6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
7. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
8. The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
9. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
10. The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes, Bryan Burrough

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Associate, John Grisham
3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
4. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
5. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
6. Ford County, John Grisham
7. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
8. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris
9. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
10. Under the Dome, Stephen King

Detroit


Non-fiction

1. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
2. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
4. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
5. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
6. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
7. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
8. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
9. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records
10. Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Health Insurance, Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Fiction
1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
4. The Associate, John Grisham
5. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
6. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
7. Under the Dome, Stephen King
8. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
9. The 8th Confession, James Patterson
10. Swimsuit, James Patterson

Bert V. Goulait / Landov

Washington, D.C.


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
4. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
5. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
7. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
8. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
9. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records
10. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. The Associate, John Grisham
4. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
5. First Family, David Baldacci
6. Under the Dome, Stephen King
7. South of Broad, Pat Conroy
8. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
9. True Blue, David Baldacci
10. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich

Courtesy of Brazos Bookstore

Houston


Non-fiction

1. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
2. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
4. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
5. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
7. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
8. The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
9. The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes, Bryan Burrough
10. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child


Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Associate, John Grisham
3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
4. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
5. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
6. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
7. Ford County, John Grisham
8. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris
9. The 8th Confession, James Patterson
10. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks

Henryk Sadura

Cleveland


Non-fiction

1. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
3. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
4. Shooting Stars, LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger
5. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
6. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
7. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
8. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
9. Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen, Michael Symon
10. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy


Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
4. Under the Dome, Stephen King
5. The Associate, John Grisham
6. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
7. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
8. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
9. Ford County, John Grisham
10. The 8th Confession, James Patterson

Courtesy of Bound to be Read Books

Atlanta


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World, David Jeremiah
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
4. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
5. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
6. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
7. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
8. The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
9. Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System Special Edition: The Divine Way to Heal You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes, Zhi Gang Sha
10. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath

Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
3. South of Broad, Pat Conroy
4. The Associate, John Grisham
5. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
6. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
7. Ford County, John Grisham
8. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
9. Under the Dome, Stephen King
10. Pursuit of Honor Vince Flynn

Chad Holder

Minneapolis


Non-fiction

1. StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
4. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
5. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
6. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
7. Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love, Roxanne Emmerich
8. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
9. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
10. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey


Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. Pursuit of Honor Vince Flynn
3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
4. The Associate, John Grisham
5. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
6. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
7. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
8. Wicked Prey, John Sandford
9. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
10. Under the Dome, Stephen King

Tampa


Nonfiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
3. Get Motivated!: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal, and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA, Tamara Lowe
4. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
5. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
6. Under the Dome, Stephen King
7. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
8. Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker
9. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
10. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy


Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Associate, John Grisham
3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
4. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
5. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
6. Under the Dome, Stephen King
7. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
8. South of Broad, Pat Conroy
9. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
10. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris

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Seattle


Non-fiction

1. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
4. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
5. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
6. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
7. Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Greg Mortenson
8. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child
9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
10. Guinness World Records 2010, Guinness World Records


Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Associate, John Grisham
3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
4. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
5. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich
6. Under the Dome, Stephen King
7. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
8. Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton
9. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
10. An Echo in the Bone, Diana Gabaldon

Michael Bush / Landov

Miami


Non-fiction

1. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
2. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin
4. Have a Little Faith: A True Story, Mitch Albom
5. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Mark R. Levin
6. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
7. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government, Glenn Beck
8. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
9. True Compass: A Memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
10. Open: An Autobiography, Andre Agassi


Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
2. The Associate, John Grisham
3. The Associate, John Grisham
4. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
5. I, Alex Cross, James Patterson
6. Run for Your Life, James Patterson
7. First Family, David Baldacci
8. The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks
9. The 8th Confession, James Patterson
10. Swimsuit, James Patterson