1 * THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Penguin Group.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.
2 # HIT LIST, by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Penguin Group.) The Mother of All Darkness stalks the vampire hunter Anita Blake, who is pursuing a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.
3 * WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen. (Algonquin.) After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young veterinary student — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.
4 # STATE OF WONDER, by Ann Patchett. (HarperCollins.) In the Amazon basin, a medical researcher searches for her former mentor, a despotic scientist who is developing a miracle fertility drug.
5 # THE KINGDOM, by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood. (Penguin Group.) Husband-and-wife treasure hunters travel to Asia in an adventure involving missing persons, black-market fossils and the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang.
6 * BURIED PREY, by John Sandford. (Penguin Group.) The Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport investigates the murders of two girls who were kidnapped in 1985.
7 * 10TH ANNIVERSARY, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club race to find a missing baby.
8 * A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin. (Random House.) In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.
9 * SOMETHING BORROWED, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin's.) A maid of honor to her charmed friend, Rachel White has always played by the rules. But that changes on her 30th birthday.
11 # THE WINTER SEA, by Susanna Kearsley. (Sourcebooks.) A novelist writing about James Stuart’s claim to the throne wonders if she is being inspired by ancestral memory.
12 * ROOM, by Emma Donoghue. (Little, Brown.) The entire world of the 5-year-old boy who narrates this novel is the 11-by-11-foot room in which his mother is being held prisoner.
14 * DEAD RECKONING, by Charlaine Harris. (Penguin Group.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse seeks the culprit in a firebombing.
15 * THE SIXTH MAN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) The lawyer for an alleged serial killer is murdered, and two former Secret Service agents are on the case.
16 * SOMETHING BLUE, by Emily Giffin (St. Martin’s)
17 * A CLASH OF KINGS, by George R. R. Martin (Random House)
18 * THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday)
19 * THE JEFFERSON KEY, by Steve Berry (Random House)
20 * DREAMS OF JOY, by Lisa See (Random House)
21 * THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday)
22 # ROBOPOCALYPSE, by Daniel H. Wilson (Knopf Doubleday)
23 * JUST LIKE HEAVEN, by Julia Quinn (HarperCollins)
24 * THE PARIS WIFE, by Paula McLain (Random House)
26 * BEACH LANE, by Sherryl Woods (Mira)
27 * CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese (Knopf Doubleday)
28 # MIRANDA'S BIG MISTAKE, by Jill Mansell (Sourcebooks)
29 * A STORM OF SWORDS, by George R. R. Martin (Random House)
30 # WORST CASE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Grand Central)
31 * THE FIFTH WITNESS, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
32 * THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf Doubleday)
33 * LAIRD OF THE MIST, by Paula Quinn (Grand Central)
34 # WICKED LIES, by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush (Kensington)
35 * A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, by Jennifer Egan (Knopf Doubleday)