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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2012

The D.C.-area’s bestsellers

Ahhh, just like the ‘90s: Danielle Steel makes the list twice this week. Rebecca Skloot continues her run in the nonfiction paperbacks chart with the compulsively readable “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” which has been on 68 weeks running.

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — Aug. 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. THE MOBILE WAVE: HOW MOBILE INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING

(Vanguard, $25.99). By Michael Saylor [3]

2. THE CORRUPTION CHRONICLES: OBAMA’S BIG SECRECY, BIG CORRUPTION, AND BIG GOVERNMENT

(Threshold, $26.99). By Tom Fitton. [1]

3. HOW: WHY HOW WE DO ANYTHING MEANS EVERYTHING

(Wiley, $27.95). By Dov Seidman. [2]

4. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP'S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath [86]

5. THE INFLUENCE GAME: 50 INSIDER TACTICS FROM THE WASHINGTON D.C. LOBBYING WORLD THAT WILL GET YOU TO YES

(John Wiley, $24.95). By Stephanie Vance [1]

6. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings [4]

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

(Knopf, $25.95). By Cheryl Strayed, [4]

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

(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson. [7]

9. WAIT: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF DELAY

(PublicAffairs, $26.99). By Frank Partnoy. [1]

10. UNBROKEN A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION

(Random House, $27). By Laura Hillenbrand. [63]

FICTION HARDCOVER

1. WHERE WE BELONG

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Emily Giffin. A novel of love, family and loyalty. [1]

2. 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. [7]

3. BLACK LIST

(Atria, $27.99). By Brad Thor. The president maintains a secret list. You’re no t off it until you’re dead. [1]

4. BROKEN HARBOR

(Viking, $27.95). By Tana French. A psychological whodunit set in modern Ireland. [1]

5. FRIENDS FOREVER

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. Two friends grow up together from kindergarten. [1]

6. FALLEN ANGEL

(Harper, $27.99). By Daniel Silva. A body is found in the Vatican.[2]

7. I, MICHAEL BENNETT

(Little Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A jailed Mexican crime lord vows revenge. [3]

8. SHADOW OF NIGHT

(Viking, $28.95). By Deborah E. Harkness. Diana Bishop, an Oxford scholar and witch, and Matthew Clairmont, a handsome geneticist and vampire, return. [3]

9. BACKFIRE

(Putnam, $26.95). By Catherine Coulter. A judge is shot during criminal proceedings. [2]

10. THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS

(Doubleday, $25.95). By Chris Bohjalian. A woman explores her Armenian roots and the genocide that exterminated hundreds of thousands. [2]

NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR CHILDREN

(Zondervan, $2.99). By Mark Batterson [1]

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

(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal [5]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [13]

4. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [115]

5. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [27]

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

(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov [17]

7. 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. [68]

8. JOSIE’S STORY: A MOTHER’S INSPIRING CRUSADE TO MAKE MEDICAL CARE SAFE

(Grove, $14.95). By Sorrel King. [1]

9. RESEARCH DESIGN: QUALITATIVE, QUANTITATIVE, AND MIXED METHODS APPROACHES

(Sage, $75). By John W. Creswell [1]

10. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine, $16). By Carol S. Dweck. Why one’s attitude is as important as talent. [10]

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. [18]

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. [15]

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. [14]

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. [5]

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. [6]

6. PRIVATE GAMES

(Grand Central, $14.99; Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. A private eye investigates a murder before the opening of the summer Olympics in London. [7]

7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. A woman with everything can’t find happiness because she’s turning 60.

8. 11/22/63

(Gallery, $19.99). By Stephen King. A modest English professor is offered the chance to change history — by preventing the JFK assassination. [1]

9. SAFE HAVEN

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Nicholas Sparks. An enigmatic young woman arrives in the small North Carolina town of Southport. [7]

10. THE NIGHT CIRCUS

(Anchor, $15). By Erin Morgenstern. A duel between illusionists who fall for each other. [3]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 22, 2012. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 by Nielsen BookScan.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2012

 
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