Originally created 08/16/98

Best sellers



Hardcover fiction

1. Point of Origin, by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam)

2. I Know This Much Is True, by Wally Lamb (HarperCollins)

3. Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume (Delacorte)

4. Message in a Bottle, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner)

5. Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding (Viking)

6. The First Eagle, by Tony Hillerman (HarperCollins)

7. A Night Without Armor, by Jewel Kilcher (HarperCollins)

8. The Street Lawyer, by John Grisham (Doubleday)

9. The Klone and I, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

10. Low Country, by Anne Rivers Siddons (HarperCollins)

11. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden (Knopf)

12. A Widow for One Year, by John Irving (Random House)

13. The Eleventh Commandment, by Jeffrey Archer (HarperCollins)

14. Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier (Atlantic Monthly)

15. The Last Full Measure, by Jeff Shaara (Ballantine)

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Sugar Busters! by Steward, Bethea, Andrews and Balart (Ballantine)

2. Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom (Doubleday)

3. A Pirate Looks at Fifty, by Jimmy Buffett (Random House)

4. In the Meantime, by Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster)

5. Mars and Venus Starting Over, by John Gray (HarperCollins)

6. Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

7. A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson (Broadway)

8. The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko (Longstreet)

9. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman (Random House)

10. Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover, by Marilu Henner with Laura Morton (ReganBooks)

11. A Monk Swimming, by Malachy McCourt (Hyperion)

12. Eat Right 4 Your Type, by Dr. Peter J D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney (Putnam)

13. The Gifts of the Jews, by Thomas Cahill (Doubleday)

14. Citizen Soldiers, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster)

15. We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, by Cokie Roberts (Morrow)

Mass market paperbacks

1. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins (Avon)

2. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner Vision)

3. The Best Laid Plans, by Sidney Sheldon (Warner)

4. Rising Tides, by Nora Roberts (Jove)

5. The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (Harper)

6. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (Anchor)

7. Unnatural Exposure, by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley)

8. The Matarese Countdown, by Robert Ludlum (Bantam)

9. She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb (Pocket)

10. Detective, by Arthur Hanley (Berkley)

11. Protein Power, by Michael R. Eades, M.D., and Mary Dan Eades, M.D. (Bantam)

12. Brooke (The Orphans), by V.C. Andrews (Pocket)

13. The Horse Whisperer, by Nicholas Evans (Dell)

14. The Angel of Darkness, by Caleb Carr (Ballantine)

15. Petals on the River, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (Avon)

Trade paperbacks

1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells (HarperPerennial)

2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)

3. The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (HarperPerennial)

4. The Beanie Baby Handbook, 1998 Edition, by Les and Sue Fox (West Highland Publishing)

5. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, by Canfield, Hansen and Kirberger (HCI)

6. Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (Broadway) Carol Kline (HCI)

7. Little Altars Everywhere, by Rebecca Wells (HarperCollins)

8. Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer (Doubleday/Anchor)

9. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, by J. Canfield, M. Hansen, M. Becker and C. Kline (HCI)

10. Timequake, by Kurt Vonnegut (Berkley)

11. A Child Called 'It,' by Dave Pelzer (HCI)

12. The Color of Water, by James McBride (Riverhead)

13. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family, by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)

14. 8 Weeks to Optimium Health, by Andrew Weil (Fawceti Columbine)

15. Brain Droppings, by George Carlin (Hyperion)