As the presidential election cycle winds down, Nobel-winner Toni Morrison, Wally Lamb and Sister Souljah add flavor to an otherwise predictable fiction lineup headed by James Patterson, Stephen King, and Clive and Dirk Cussler. In nonfiction, Malcolm Gladwell cocks a critical eye at the nature of success, as Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz's You franchise rolls on. In children's, the mass market movie tie-in edition of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight arrives with a 1.5 million printing, ahead of the much-anticipated November 21 film. It caps a big fall for Meyer, whose Breaking Dawn sold 1.3 million hardcovers on its August 2 pub date, a record for Hachette.
| November 1|[c] Twilight(tie-in) by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown, $7.99 mass market). 1.5 million copies.Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys by David Foster (Pocket, $26). 100,000 copies.| November 3 |
[c] The It Girl #7: Infamous by Cecily von Ziegesar (Little, Brown/Poppy, $9.99). 200,000 copies.
| November 4 |
Divine Justice by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $26.99). 850,000 copies.
Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam, $25.95). 600,000 copies.
Midnightby Sister Souljah (Atria, $26.95). 500,000 copies.
Paula Deen's Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal by Paula Deen (Simon & Schuster, $18.95). 350,000 copies.
Born Country: My Life in Alabama: How Faith, Family, and Music Brought Me Home by Randy Owen (HarperOne, $25.95). 250,000 copies.
[c] Fancy Nancy: Let's Get Fancy Together! by Jane O'Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperCollins, $17.99). 250,000 copies.
Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine, $26). 200,000 copies.
My Word Is My Bond by Sir Roger Moore (Collins, $27.95). 200,000 copies.
[c] Peter Pan: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda (S&S/Little Simon, $29.99). 200,000 copies.
A New Earth: Treasury Edition by Eckhart Tolle (Dutton, $25). 150,000 copies.
Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra (HarperOne, $24.95). 150,000 copies.
Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric: The Lost Manuscript by Bob Dylan and Barry Feinstein (Simon & Schuster, $30). 150,000 copies.
[c] Ranger's Apprentice, Book Five: The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan (Philomel, $16.99). 150,000 copies.
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands (Doubleday, $35). 125,000 copies.
Jesus Is My All in All: Praying with the “Saint of Calcutta” by Mother Teresa (Doubleday Religion, $9.95). 100,000 copies.
The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever by Frank Gifford (HarperCollins, $25.95). 100,000 copies.
Recipes for the Good Life by Patti LaBelle (Karen Hunter Publishing, $25). 75,000 copies.
Lyrics 1964—2006 by Paul Simon (Simon & Schuster, $35). 50,000 copies.
| November 5 |
Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book: Her Biggest Ever Collection of All-New 30-Minute Meals Plus Kosher Meals, Meals for One, Veggie Dinners, Holiday Favorites, and Much More by Rachael Ray (Clarkson Potter, $24.95). 1 million copies.
| November 10 |
Call Me Ted by Ted Turner with Bill Burke (Grand Central, $30). 1 million copies.
| November 11 |
You: Being Beautiful by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz (Free Press, $26.95). 2 million copies.
* Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Scribner, $28). 1.25 million copies.
The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck (Threshold, $19.99). 750,000 copies.
The Hour I First Believedby Wally Lamb (HarperCollins, $29.95). 500,000 copies.
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card (Tor, $25.95). 250,000 copies.
* A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf, $23.95). 250,000 copies.
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster, $26.95). 200,000 copies.
Rickles Letters by Don Rickles (Simon & Schuster, $25). 50,000 copies.
| November 17 |
Cross Country by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.99). 1.5 million copies.
| November 18 |
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $27.99). 750,000 copies.
[c]Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers by Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas (Disney-Hyperion, $21.99). 750,000 copies.
* The Private Patient by P. D. James (Knopf, $25.95). 250,000 copies.
Why We Suck by Dennis Leary (Viking, $26.95). 100,000 copies.
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon by Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. (Knopf, $50). 80,000 copies.
Dying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton, $25.95).
| November 24 |
Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity by Michael Lewis (Norton, $27.95). 100,000 copies.
| November 25 |
Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (Putnam, $27.95). 1.25 million copies.
Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27). 750,000 copies.
Knit Two: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel by Kate Jacobs (Putnam, $24.95). 200,000 copies.
[c] Warriors: Power of Three #5: Long Shadows by Erin Hunter (HarperCollins, $16.99). 175,000 copies.
[c] How to Talk to Girls by Alec Greven (Collins, $9.99). 150,000 copies.
[c] Pretty Little Liars #5: Wicked by Sara Shepard (HarperTeen, $16.99). 150,000 copies.
[c] Love Is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfield et al. (HarperTeen, $9.99 paper). 100,000 copies.
[c] The Ashleys: Lip Gloss Jungle by Melissa de la Cruz (S&S/Aladdin Mix, $9.99 paper). 100,000 copies.
Crossroads by Belva Plain (Delacorte, $26). 100,000 copies.
—With reporting by John A. Sellers
* =PWstarred review
[c] = Children's titles