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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Here are the week’s top-selling titles to peruse ... for those that can tear themselves away from the splendor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and amazing Pageant on the Thames.


Apple Marketing chief Phil Schiller speaks during a news conference introducing a digital textbook service in New York January 19, 2012. Apple Inc unveiled a new digital textbook service called iBooks 2 on Thursday, aiming to revitalize the U.S. education market and quicken the adoption of its market-leading iPad. During the event, Apple also introduced tools to craft digital textbooks and demonstrated how authors and even teachers can create books for students. (SHANNON STAPLETON - REUTERS)


BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — June 3, 2012

(Numbers in brackets represent weeks on the list)

(Click on the author’s name to be linked to Book World’s review)

NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. IT WORKED FOR ME: IN LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

(Harper, $27.99). By Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. A memoir from a man of considerable accomplishments. [1]

2. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP'S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath [81]

3. ALL IN: THE EDUCATION OF GENERAL PETRAEUS

(Penguin Press, $29.95). By Paula Broadwell with Vern Loeb [2]

4. PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON

(Knopf, $35). By Robert A. Caro. Fourth volume of a planned five, tracing the grand arc of the president’s life. [4]

5. THE AMATEUR: BARACK OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Edward Klein. Another character attack on the workings of the White House. [2]

6. THE ART OF INTELLIGENCE: LESSONS FROM A LIFE IN THE CIA’S CLANDESTINE SERVICE

(Penguin Press, $27.95). By Henry A. Crumpton [2]

7. THE SKINNY RULES: THE SIMPLE, NONNEGOTIABLE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING TO THIN

(Ballantine, $26). By Bob Harper with Greg Critser [2]

8. THE CIRCLE MAKER PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS AND GREATEST FEARS

(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson [13]

9. THE $100 STARTUP REINVENT THE WAY YOU MAKE A LIVING, DO WHAT YOU LOVE, AND CREATE A NEW FUTURE

(Crown Business, $23). By Chris Guillebeau [2]

10. HOW WINNING WORKS: 8 ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE TOUGHEST TEAMS ON EARTH

(Harlequin, $26.95). By Robyn Benincasa [1]





FICTION HARDCOVER

1. 11TH HOUR

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Time is running out in the Women’s Murder Club’s efforts to solve two gruesome crimes. [3]

2. STOLEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford The gangland-style murder of an entire family (dogs, too) unsettles Lucas Davenport. [2]

3. THE INNOCENT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A hit gone wrong sets off a dangerous chain of events in this new Will Robie thriller. [6]

4. CANADA

(Ecco, $27.99). By Richard Ford. A young man’s coming of age above the 49th parallel, after his family falls apart. [1]

5. BRING UP THE BODIES

(Henry Holt, $28). By Hilary Mantel. The continued machinations of Tudor England in this sequel to the Booker Prize-winning “Wolf Hall.” [3]

6. CALICO JOE

(Doubleday, $24.95). By John Grisham. A tale of father and son, redemption and the great American pastime — baseball. [7]

7. DEADLOCKED

(Ace, $27.95). By Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse has a murder to solve whilst the Vampire King of Louisiana is in Bon Temps. [4]

8. HOME

(Knopf, $24). By Toni Morrison. A Korean War veteran, struggling with the trauma of battle and an often hostile society, is his younger sister’s only hope. [3]

9. IN ONE PERSON

(Simon & Schuster, $28). By John Irving. The bisexual narrator of the novel chronicles a life in search of meaning, beyond wan stereotypes and labels. [3]

10. THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE

(Scribner, $27). By Stephen King. Gunslinger Roland Deschain’s early years unfold in this stand-alone Dark Tower tale. [4]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. HOW TO BE RICHER, SMARTER, AND BETTER LOOKING THAN YOUR PARENTS

(Portfolio, $17). By Zac Bissonnette. The author of “Debt-Free U” tackles the post-college years. [3]

2. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [4]

3. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS (Ballantine, $16). By Carol S. Dweck. Why one’s attitude is as important as talent. [8]

4. THANK YOU NOTES 2

(Grand Central, $13.99). By Jimmy Fallon with the Writers of Late Night. Another humorous volume, with a soundchip of the feature’s theme song included. [1]

5. THE GREATER JOURNEY: AMERICANS IN PARIS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). by David McCullough. The tangible influence of the City of Light. [2]

6. THE CALORIEKING CALORIE, FAT & CARBOHYDRATE COUNTER 2012

(Family Health, $8.99). By Allan Bourshek. Including fast food chains and a diabetes diet guide. [1]

7. TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: 49 TECHNIQUES THAT PUT STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE

(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov [16]

8. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide. [23]

9. BOSSYPANTS

(Reagan Arthur, $15.99). By Tina Fey. An amusing memoir from the acclaimed former SNL writer, comedian and actress. [18]

10. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

(Harper, $14.99). By Gretchen Rubin. What happened when a lawyer, writer and mom set out to improve her life in a year. [22]



FICTION PAPERBACK

1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. [9]

2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian — and a reconciliation. [6]

3. FIFTY SHADES FREED

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. [5]

4. THE LAST BOYFRIEND

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. The Inn BoonsBoro opens to great acclaim after a painstaking renovation — and a romance is rekindled. [4]

5. EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN

(Bantam, $8.99). By Janet Evanovich. A Hawaiian sojourn goes terribly wrong for Stephanie Plum, as her seatmate on the flight is murdered — and she could be next. [2]

6. KILL ALEX CROSS

(Grand Central, $14.99). By James Patterson. The president and his daughter are kidnapped as a biological attack on Washington, D.C.’s water supply is unleashed. [1]

7. STATE OF WONDER

(HarperPerennial, $15.99). By Ann Patchett. Set deep in the Amazon, this tale binds together pharmaceutical research and its tolls, both ethical and emotional. [3]

8. A GAME OF THRONES

(Bantam, $17; Spectra, $8.99) By George R.R. Martin. The first book of the fantasy epic “A Song of Ice and Fire.”; the HBO miniseries’ second seasons began April 1. [19]

9. BURIED PREY

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport is confronted with a cold case when two bodies are unearthed in a demolition. [4]

10. THE LUCKY ONE

(Grand Central, $14.99; Vision, $7.99) By Nicholas Sparks. True love awaits at the end of the search for a woman smiling in a photo; a new feature film. [17]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended May 27, 2012. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback; the complete list can be found online.)

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