Why am I having dulce de leche ice cream for lunch, you ask? pro_ddi_101.jpgBecause THE SUMMER HIDEAWAY is #11 on the friggin’ USA TODAY bestseller list, that’s why!!!

1. clear.gif The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central Publishing
The story of a teenage girl distraught over her parents’ divorce; movie (F) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 25 purple.gif Last week: purple.gif Entered Top 150: 9/17/2009 purple.gif Peak: 1
2. clear.gif Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central Publishing
Love, duty in the aftermath of September 11; movie (F) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 60 purple.gif Last week: 1 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 11/2/2006 purple.gif Peak: 1
3. clear.gif Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion
Children: Percy goes to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea; 2006 ALA Notable Children’s Book (F) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 94 purple.gif Last week: 2 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 5/24/2007 purple.gif Peak: 2
4. clear.gif Fantasy in Death
J.D. Robb, Putnam Adult
Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a computer game company CEO killed while role-playing alone in a locked room (F) (H) $26.95
Weeks in Top 150: 1 purple.gif Last week: purple.gif Entered Top 150: 3/4/2010 purple.gif Peak: 4
5. clear.gif Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane, HarperCollins
Two U.S. Marshals investigate murderess’ disappearance from a mental hospital; movie (F) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 26 purple.gif Last week: 5 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 4/24/2003 purple.gif Peak: 5
6. clear.gif Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters
Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion
Children: Camp Half-Blood’s borders are poisoned, threatening the only safe haven for demigods (F) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 50 purple.gif Last week: 4 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 5/22/2008 purple.gif Peak: 4
7. clear.gif Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3: The Titan’s Curse
Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion
Young adult: Third book in the fantasy series (NF) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 55 purple.gif Last week: 6 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 5/10/2007 purple.gif Peak: 6
8. clear.gif Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion
Children: Fourth in series starring Percy Jackson who sets out on a quest through a Labyrinth (F) (H) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 70 purple.gif Last week: 7 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 5/15/2008 purple.gif Peak: 5
9. clear.gif Big Girl: A Novel
Danielle Steel, Delacorte Press
Victoria struggles with her weight and self-esteem from childhood through her 20s (F) (H) $28.00
Weeks in Top 150: 1 purple.gif Last week: purple.gif Entered Top 150: 3/4/2010 purple.gif Peak: 9
10. clear.gif The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Putnam Adult
A young white woman tells the story of black maids in 1960s Mississippi (F) (H) $24.95
Weeks in Top 150: 41 purple.gif Last week: 8 purple.gif Entered Top 150: 5/28/2009 purple.gif Peak: 4
11. clear.gif The Summer Hideaway
Susan Wiggs, Mira
A private nurse and protected witness finds love where she least expects it (F) (P) $7.99
Weeks in Top 150: 1 purple.gif Last week: purple.gif Entered Top 150: 3/4/2010 purple.gif Peak: 11