Book Buzz: Second-Quarter Report Promising for Pausch

Two self-help titles — The Last Lecture and Oprah pick A New Earth — were the top sellers on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list in the year's second quarter. Eckhart Tolle's Earth, which was the No. 1 book on our list for the first quarter, dropped to No. 2 during April through June. Readers embraced the humor and wisdom in Randy Pausch's book, based on a lecture by the Carnegie Mellon professor, who is battling pancreatic cancer. Also dominating sales over the period: Stephenie Meyer, who had four of the top 20 sellers. The top 20:

TOP 150: Which titles are tops with book buyers?

Second-quarter report:
1. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle