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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Bestselling books this time around include Joan Rivers, Anita Blake (vampire hunter) and proud son Mark Shriver

As the official start to summer approaches, here are the official bestseller lists for the week of June 17 ...


In this June 5, 2012, photo, a customer reads a book by the Espresso Book Machine, known as Opus, at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington. Self-publishing has been made easier since the machine by On Demand Books debuted in 2006. The machine also can makes copies of out-of-print editions. The first machine was installed briefly at the World Bank’s bookstore. Through a partnership with Xerox, the company now has machines in about 70 bookstores and libraries across the world including London; Tokyo; Amsterdam; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Melbourne, Australia; and Alexandria, Egypt. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Jacquelyn Martin - AP)

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — June 10, 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. I HATE EVERYONE ... STARTING WITH ME

(Berkley, $25.95). By Joan Rivers. The wily comedian’s latest round of insults. [1]

2. 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. [3]

3. AMERICAN GROWN: THE STORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN AND GARDENS ACROSS AMERICA

(Crown, $30). By Michelle Obama [2]

4. A GOOD MAN REDISCOVERING MY FATHER, SARGENT SHRIVER

(Henry Holt, $24). By Mark K. Shriver. Honoring a legacy. [1]

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. [4]

6. THE GREAT DESTROYER: BARACK OBAMA’S WAR ON THE REPUBLIC

(Regnery, $29.95). By David Limbaugh. Right-wing vitriol runs in the family, it seems. [1]

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

(Penguin Press, $27.95). By Henry A. Crumpton [4]

8. CREATING INNOVATORS: THE MAKING OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

(Scribner, $27). By Tony Wagner. Educating to encourage thinking outside the box. [1]

9. CONFRONT AND CONCEAL: OBAMA’S SECRET WARS AND SURPRISING USE OF AMERICAN POWER

(Crown, $28). By David E. Sanger [1]

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

(Ballantine, $26). By Bob Harper with Greg Critser [4]





FICTION HARDCOVER

1. KISS THE DEAD

(Berkley, $27.95). By Laurell K. Hamilton. A girl’s abduction — by vampires, no less — calls for the services of Anita Blake. [1]

2. THE STORM

(Putnam, $27.95). By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. A sinister scheme to permanently alter weather patterns comes to the attention of NUMA. [2]

3. CALICO JOE

(Doubleday, $24.95). By John Grisham. A tale of father and son, redemption and the great American pastime — baseball. [9]

4. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple has their marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [1]

5. 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. [8]

6. 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. [5]

7. SPRING FEVER

(St. Martin’s, $25.99). By Mary Kay Andrews. A woman convinced she’s over her ex has second thoughts when his wedding ceremony grinds to a halt. [1]

8. STOLEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford The gangland-style murder of an entire family (dogs, too) unsettles Lucas Davenport. [4]

9. 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.” [5]

10. A BLAZE OF GLORY

(Ballantine, $28). By Jeff Shaara. It’s the Battle of Shiloh — bloody and gory — in this launch of a new Civil War trilogy. [2]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

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

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [6]

2. THE BOOK OF BURGER

(Atria, $24.99). By Rachel Ray. A wide array of burger recipes, including patties made from un­or­tho­dox proteins. [1]

3. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [23]

4. EAT TO LIVE: THE AMAZING NUTRIENT-RICH PROGRAM FOR FAST AND SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS

(Little, Brown, $15.99). By Joel Fuhrman [4]

5. THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE FIELDBOOK: STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR BUILDING A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

(Broadway Business, $35). By Peter M. Senge et al. [1]

6. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

(Broadway, $16). By Rebecca Skloot. How one woman’s death from cervical cancer in 1951 led to the creation of the prodigious HeLa cell line. [62]

7. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS (Ballantine, $16). By Carol S. Dweck. Why one’s attitude is as important as talent. [9]

8. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [37]

9. THE GREATER JOURNEY: AMERICANS IN PARIS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). by David McCullough. The tangible influence of the City of Light. [4]

10. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [110]



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. [11]

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. [8]

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. [7]

4. 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. [21]

5. THE LAST BOYFRIEND

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. The Inn BoonsBoro opens to great acclaim after a painstaking renovation — and a romance is rekindled. [6]

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. [3]

7. THE UNEXPECTED HUSBAND

(Mira, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. The novellas “Jury of His Peers,” “Any Sunday” and the title’s namesake. [2]

8. 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. [5]

9. TICK TOCK

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A trio of twisted killers stalk NYC in this Det. Bennett outing. [1]

10. 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. [4]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 10, 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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