USA Today released its “Top 100 Books for 2010” list this week, a bestseller list composed of 77 percent fiction. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series dominated the top three spots and George W. Bush’s Decision Points occupied fourth place.
The newspaper also noted: “Stephenie Meyer‘s popularity began to cool off. She accounted for 4% of best sellers the list tracked, down from 11% in 2009. The vampire and paranormal craze among readers isn’t dead, but it’s fading, accounting for just 9% of best sellers, down from 17% in 2009.”
The article also noted that books with movie adaptations do particularly well. It’ll be interesting to see if adaptations (like Kathryn Stockett’s The Help) will boost sales next year.