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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Bestselling books this weekend include the First Lady, an adrenaline rush with Clive Cussler and the Battle of Shiloh

And without (further) delay, here are the bestselling titles for a hot, sultry Washington weekend ...


FILE - This Jan. 29, 1997 file photo shows author Ray Bradbury at a signing for his book "Quicker Than The Eye" in Cupertino, Calif. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91. (AP Photo/Steve Castillo, file) (STEVE CASTILLO - 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. 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. [2]

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

(Crown, $30). By Michelle Obama [1]

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

(Ballantine, $26). By Bob Harper with Greg Critser [3]

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. [5]

5. YOU’RE SO INVITED: PANIC LESS, PLAY MORE, AND GET YOUR PARTY ON!

(St. Martin’s, $29.99). By Cheryl Najafi [1]

6. THE AMATEUR: BARACK OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Edward Klein. Another character attack on the workings of the White House. [3]

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

(Penguin Press, $27.95). By Henry A. Crumpton [3]

8. CRONKITE

(Harper, $34.99). By Douglas Brinkley. The spare title belies the complexity and sheer talent of the beloved newsman. [1]

9. THE CHARGE: ACTIVATING THE 10 HUMAN DRIVES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL ALIVE

(Free Press, $26) . By Brendon Burchard [1]

10. IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN IT LOOKS: HOW THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM COLLIDED WITH THE NEW POLITICS OF EXTREMISM

(Basic, $26). By Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Ornstein [1]





FICTION HARDCOVER

1. 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. [1]

2. 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. [4]

3. STOLEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford The gangland-style murder of an entire family (dogs, too) unsettles Lucas Davenport. [3]

4. 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. [7]

5. 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. [1]

6. 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.” [4]

7. CALICO JOE

(Doubleday, $24.95). By John Grisham. A tale of father and son, redemption and the great American pastime — baseball. [8]

8. DEADLOCKED

(Ace, $27.95). By Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse has a murder to solve whilst the Vampire King of Louisiana is in Bon Temps. [5]

9. 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. [4]

10. 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. [4]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

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

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [5]

2. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? A PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR JOB-HUNTERS AND CAREER-CHANGERS 2012

(Ten Speed, $18.99). By Richard N. Bolles. The 40th anniversary edition. [1]

3. THE GREATER JOURNEY: AMERICANS IN PARIS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). by David McCullough. The tangible influence of the City of Light. [3]

4. 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. [4]

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

6. THE RICH AND THE REST OF US: A POVERTY MANIFESTO

(Smiley Books, $12). By Tavis Smiley and Cornell West. Highlighting the grave inequities in American society — and offering solutions. [2]

7. ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN

(Amistad, $13.99). By Steve Harvey. The comedian’s bestselling book of advice which inspired the new feature film. [5]

8. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [109]

9. DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST

(Penguin, $16). By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen. Tenth anniversary edition. [6]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [36]



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. [10]

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. [7]

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. [6]

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. [5]

5. A NIGHT LIKE THIS

(Avon, $7.99). By Julia Quinn. A governess is smitten by an aristocratic relation to those in her charge. [1]

6. 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. [20]

7. 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. [3]

8. 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. [2]

9. THE UNEXPECTED HUSBAND

(Mira, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. The novellas “Jury of His Peers,” “Any Sunday” and the title’s namesake. [1]

10. 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. [4]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 3, 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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