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Boston Globe Bestsellers, August 1-August 8

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"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is again the top hardcover fiction seller.

"Medium Raw" leads in hardcover nonfiction sales.

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played With Fire" tie for the top spot in paperback fiction, further showing Stieg Larsson's current dominance of fiction sales.

"Eat, Pray, Love" has made its way back to the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below for the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

2. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. Faithful Place
By Tana French. Viking.

4. The Rembrandt Affair
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.

5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By David Mitchell. Random House.

6. Fly Away Home
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.

7. The Red Pyramid
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

8. The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman. Dial.

9. The Passage
By Justin Cronin. Ballantine.

10. Corduroy Mansions
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Medium Raw
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

2. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

3. Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth. Scribner.

4. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

5. Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It.

6. The Obama Diaries
By Laura Ingraham. Threshold

7. The Last Stand
By Nathaniel Philbrick. Viking.

8. Denial: A Memoir of Terror
By Jessica Stern. Ecco.

9. War
By Sebastian Junger. Twelve.

10. Hamlet’s Blackberry
By William Powers. Harper.

Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

1. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

4. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

5. One Day
By David Nicholls. Vintage.

6. The Lacuna
By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper Perennial.

7. Best Friends Forever
By Jennifer Weiner. Washington Square.

8. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

9. Bad Things Happen
By Harry Dolan. Berkley Trade.

10. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

Paperback Nonfiction

1. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

2. Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin.

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

4. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

5. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

6. The Devil in the White City
By Erik Larson. Vintage.

7. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

8. Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Practice Pack
By Jonathan J. White, Scott Searcy, Teri Stimmel, and Danielle Lutz. Cliffs Notes.

9. The Black Swan
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House.

10. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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Jan Gardner writes the "Shelf Life" column for the Globe's Books section.

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