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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Books hitting the bestseller lists this week include Janet Evanovich’s “Wicket Business” and “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore.

With temperate summer heat finally upon us, it’s time to take a book to the beach or a park bench. Here are the metro area’s bestsellers.

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — July 1, 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. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP'S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath [84]

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

(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson [5]

3. ACHIEVABLE DREAM COLLEGE BOARD LESSONS ON CREATING GREAT SCHOOLS

(College board, $24.99). By Gaston Caperton [1]

4. BARACK OBAMA: THE STORY

(Simon & Schuster, $32.50). By David Maraniss. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles a life lived large. [3]

5. LEADOCRACY HIRING MORE GREAT LEADERS (LIKE YOU) INTO GOVERNMENT

(Greenleaf, $19.95). By Geoff Smart. [1]

6. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings.

7. AN AMERICAN SON

(Sentinel, $26.95). By Marco Rubio [1]

8. WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

(Knopf, $25.95). By Cheryl Strayed [2]

9. THE ADMIRALS: NIMITZ, HALSEY, LEAHY, AND KING: THE FIVE-STAR ADMIRALS WHO WON THE WAR AT SEA

(Little Brown, $29.99). By Walter R. Borneman [1]

10. THE AMATEUR: BARACK OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Edward Klein. The journalist takes the president to task for his record to date. [8]




FICTION HARDCOVER

1. 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. [5]

2. THE NEXT BEST THING

(Atria, $26.99). By Jennifer Weiner. The business maw of Hollywood crush the dreams of a young screenwriter. [1]

3. WICKED BUSINESS

(Bantam, $28). By Janet Evanovich. A ancient relic that wields the power of lust is an object of desire in this second Lizzy and Diesel novel. [3]

4. SUMMERLAND

(Reagan Arthur, $26.99). By Elin Hilderbrand. A car crash torments the teenagers involved. [2]

5. MISSION TO PARIS

(Random House, $27). By Alan Furst. A Hollywood star is more than just a pretty face while on set in a city overshadowed by war. [3]

6. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

(Bantam, $35). By George R. R. Martin. After almost six years, a new installment in the series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”[17]

7. CRIMINAL

(Delacorte, $27). By Karin Slaughter. New deaths evoke the m.o. of a serial killer last heard from four decades ago [1]

8. CALICO JOE

(Doubleday, $24.95). By John Grisham. A tale of father and son, redemption and the great American pastime — baseball. [13]

9. BLOODLINE: A SIGMA FORCE NOVEL

(William Morrow, $27.99) By James Rollins. Sigma Force is sent in to rescue a kidnapped American woman in Somalia. [1]

10. THE AGE OF MIRACLES

(Random House, $26). By Karen Thompson Walker. The experiences of a teenage girl before Armageddon. [2]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

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

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [10]

2. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [25]

3. 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. [66]

4. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [114]

5. THE OTHER WES MOORE

(Spiegel & Grau, $15). By Wes Moore. Two boys with the same name, born a year apart , with similar childhoods, become very different adults. [1]

6. TO HEAVEN AND BACK: THE TRUE STORY OF A DOCTOR’S EXTRAORDINARY WALK WITH GOD

(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal [3]

7. 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. [23]

8. BUILT TO LAST: SUCCESFUL HABITS OF VISIONARY COMPANIES

(Harper Business, $17.99). By James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras. [1]

9. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR

(Harper Perennial, $14.99). By Thomas C. Foster [11]

10. A STOLEN LIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15). By Jaycee Dugard. Dugard recounts here years in captivity. [1]



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. [15]

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. [12]

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. [11]

4.THE LITIGATORS

(Dell $9.99; Bantam $16). By John Grisham. A small law firm tries to file a class action suit against a pharmaceutical company. [2]

5. BARED TO YOU

(Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as “erotic,” part of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover style in the vein of E.L. James’s trilogy. [2]

6. SPLIT SECOND

(Jove, $9.99). By Catherine Coulter. A quartet of FBI agents hunts a serial killer who has ties to the infamous Ted Bundy. [2]

7. SAMURAI GAME

(Jove, $7.99). By Christine Feehan. A governmentofficial in a love parlor and the woman who must pleasure him become enmeshed with a dictator. [1]

8. SAFE HAVEN

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Nicholas Sparks. An enigmatic young woman arrives in the small North Carolina town of Southport. [5]

9. THE NIGHT CIRCUS

(Anchor, $15. By Erin Morgenstern. A duel between ilusionists who fall for each other. [1]

10. FAMILY AFFAIR

(Avon, $6.99). By Debbie Macomber. A San Francisco woman gets caught up in the family affairs of her neighbors. [2]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 8, 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.)

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/16/2012

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