February best-selling books on Amazon (UK and US)

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In the UK, the best-selling book during the month of February was Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook, written by the hosts of the BBC's "Hairy Bikers" television series. In the US, the month's best-selling title was A Patriot's History of the United States, a historical account from Columbus's discovery of the continent through the present day.

Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books continue to dominate the UK bestseller charts, with all three of Larsson's thriller books and two of Meyer's vampire titles making the top ten. Other popular titles include Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, which was adapted into a motion picture, as well as two additional cookbook titles and a selection from L J Smith's young adult series The Vampire Diaries.

Food writer Michael Pollan's guide to healthy eating, Food Rules, was a top title in the US, followed by Katherine Stockett's The Help, a novel set during the American civil rights movement. Other popular titles: StrengthsFinder 2.0, which features a new aptitude test; Game Change, a political non-fiction title; selections from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson young adult series, of which one book has been adapted into a movie; and a title from Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse vampire series.

Amazon.co.uk's February bestsellers:

1. Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook by Dave Myers, Si King
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
4. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) by Stephenie Meyer
6. Eclipse (Twilight Saga) by Stephenie Meyer
7. Hamlyn All Colour 200 Slow Cooker Recipes by Hamlyn
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
9. 101 One-pot Dishes: Tried-and-tested Recipes by BBC Good Food Magazine
10. The Struggle: Bks. 1 & 2 (The Vampire Diaries) by L J Smith


Amazon.com's February bestsellers:

1. A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
2. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath
5. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland
8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Books 1-3) by Rick Riordan
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan
10. Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris

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