BC-US–Best Sellers-Books-USAToday
By The Associated Press
1. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) (F-H)

4. “Tempted (House of Night Novels)” by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Press)(F-H)

5. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) (F-H)

7. “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-P)

8. “Push” by Sapphire (Vintage) (F-P)

9. “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-H)

10. “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-P)

19. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-H)

23. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak (HarperTrophy) (F-P)

33. “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown) (F-P)

41. “New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion” by Mark Cotta Vaz (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (NF-P)

43. “Nine Dragons” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) (F-H)

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Hordes of zombie books attack! there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that zombies are hard to kill. And with the abundance of undead books hitting the shelves this fall and winter, it seems the incredibly popular vampire trend still hasn’t put the bullet in all those flesheating brains. From short-story collections to records of infection to silly survival guides to even some Christmas cheer, the undead have been popping up everywhere on the page; here’s a rundown of some ghoulish literature to feast your eyes upon this season:

To aid readers in surviving an undead apocalypse, Ulysses Press has released THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK by Rob Sacchetto. In the vein of Brooks’ THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE and the like, Sacchetto meticulously and humorously lays out a manual teaching you all there is to know about the flesheaters and how to deal with them. In addition to witty survival tips, Sacchetto has filled THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK with diagrams and illustrated examples of all his major points.

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Debut Vampire Novel “Emery” Releases Exclusively With Amazon On Friday The 13th Mitchell’s debut novel “Emery” is available Friday the 13th at Amazon, published by upstart independent Trilogus Media Group in Arizona. The novel portrays teenager Tabitha Avery as she moves to a small town in Montana and becomes the love-interest of Emery, the loner student body president. Tabitha learns that the town is a haven for vampires, and that his lust for her may be more than even he can resist. She doesn’t want to become like him, but struggles with a way to refuse.

There’s a new wrinkle in the book promotion: a chance to help the author cast the movie. Many readers like to “fantasy cast” the books they read, picking film and TV stars for the roles. The publisher and author have partnered with to make “Emery” available for casting at The publisher can’t promise who Hollywood will choose, but the author has posted a “cast” that includes Aussie actor Travis Fimmel in the title role. is free and non-spamming.

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Wow, Tempted is number 4! That is so great. Have you read it? I hate that zombies are hard to kill, but it be interesting to read one of those books. Are you a zombie genre book person?

I don’t know how I feel about more vampire books, I think it’s time for something else. What do you think?