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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012

BOOK WORLD bestsellers — March 25, 2012

Here’s the first bestseller lists of Spring 2012 ...

BOOK WORLD

Bestsellers — March 25, 2012

[click on the author’s name to be linked to Book World’s review]




NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER

(Morrow, $29.99). By Ree Drummond. The third book of recipes and country-inspired wisdom from the popular blogger. {1}


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

(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath {73}


3. BETTER THAN NORMAL: HOW WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT CAN MAKE YOU EXCEPTIONAL

(Crown Archetype, 25). By Dale Archer {1}


4. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION: THE ULTRA-HEALTHY PROGRAM FOR LOSING WEIGHT, PREVENTING DISEASE, AND FEELING GREAT NOW!

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Mark Hyman {3}


5. THOUGHT REVOLUTION: HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR INNER GENIUS

(Changing Lives, $19.99). By William A. Donius {1}


6. STEVE JOBS (Simon & Schuster, $35)

By Walter Isaacson. The life of the offbeat, visionary founder of Apple, based on numerous interviews with Jobs himself. {21}


7. HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES: THE DEVASTATING TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA’S BIGGEST BACKERS

(Threshold, $25). By Jason Matterra {1}


8. YOUR TEACHER SAID WHAT?! DEFENDING OUR KIDS FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT ON CAPITALISM

(Sentinel, $25.95). By Joe Kernen {1}


9. GREAT AGAIN: REVITALIZING AMERICA’S ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

(Harvard Business School, $26.95). By Henry R. Nothhaft

with David Kline {1}


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

(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson {3}




FICTION HARDCOVER

1. THE THIEF (Putnam, $27.95)

By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Detective Isaac Bell aims to thwart an agent after a new invention that may tilt the balance of power as WWI looms. {2}


2. LONE WOLF (Atria, $28)

By Jodi Picoult. It’s the day of reckoning when a father’s serious accident compels his estranged family to grapple with long-ignored issues. {3}


3. PRIVATE GAMES (Little, Brown, $27.99)

By James Patterson & Mark Sullivan. A very au courant mystery, featuring murder at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. {5}


4. STAR WARS: FATE OF THE JEDI: APOCALYPSE

(Lucas, $27). By Troy Denning. The battle-filled finale of the series set on the Republic’s capital, Coruscant. {1}


5. KILL SHOT (Atria, $27.99)

By Vince Flynn. Readers are given a “prequel” of sorts with a chronicle of agent Mitch Rapp’s first year in the CIA. {6}


6. DEFENDING JACOB (Delacorte, $26)

By William Landay. The son of a noted assistant DA is accused of murder, putting his family in a tailspin. {7}


7. CELEBRITY IN DEATH (Putnam, $27.95)

By J.D. Robb. It’s murder at a film premiere party at which Lt. Eve Dallas is a guest. {4}


8. THE EXPATS (Crown, $26)

By Chris Pavone. A lot of buzz surrounds this first novel of a wife and mother with a double life, one she’s eager to leave behind. {1}


9. I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER (Dial, $26)

By Sophie Kinsella. A phone, one lost, one found, scrambles a young woman’s happily engaged bliss. {4}


10. VICTIMS (Ballantine, $28)

By Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis rush to nab a killer who leaves some rather gory corpses behind. {3}




NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE MAGIC (Atria, $12.99)

By Rhonda Byrne. The guide to the bestselling “The Secret” returns, with an encrypted text that has the potential to change lives. {2}


2. BOSSYPANTS (Reagan Arthur, $15.99)

By Tina Fey. An amusing memoir from the acclaimed former SNL writer, comedian and actress. {11}


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. {54}


4. GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY

(Zondervan, $6.99). By Ben Carson M.D. with Cecil Murphey. The accomplished neurosurgeon from humble origins tells his story. {1}


5. A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK GUIDE)

(Project Management, $65.95). Fourth edition of the project management test guide. {3}


6. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. {103}


7. THE VOW: THE TRUE EVENTS THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE

(B&H, $14.99). By Kim & Krickitt Carpenter. The wrenching ordeal that began with a car accident in November, 1993. {7}


8. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide. {21}


9. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE BOY’S ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP TO HEAVEN AND BACK

(Thomas Nelson, $16.99). By Todd Burpo {61}



10. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS (Northfield, $14.99)

By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. {32}

FICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST

(Vintage, $15.95; $9.99). By Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy concludes with Lisbeth Salander hunting for her failed assassin. {4}


2. THE SIXTH MAN (Vision, $9.99)

By David Baldacci. An alleged serial killer’s attorney is murdered before King & Maxwell can confer on the case; the mass market (and third) edition of this novel. {11}


3. THE LUCKY ONE (Grand Central, $14.99; $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. {7}


4. THE HELP (Berkley, $16)

By Kathryn Stockett. A frank chronicle of the lives of several black maids working in a town in 1960s Miss. {48}



5. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

(Vintage, $14.95; $7.99). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede’s “Millennium Trilogy.” {128}


6. LIVE WIRE (Signet, $9.99)

By Harlan Coben. A client’s missing husband brings athlete-cum-agent Myron Bolitar’s past front and center. {2}


7. THE JUNGLE (Berkley, $9.99)

By Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. Juan Cabrillo, and the crew of the high-tech ship “Oregon,” aim to stop a plot of world domination. {3}


8. NEW YORK TO DALLAS (Berkley, $7.99)

By J.D. Robb. A monstrous child abuser, who Eve Dallas nabbed years ago, has escaped and is out for vengeance. {2}


9. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

(Vintage, $15.95; $7.99). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. {72}


10. A LESSON BEFORE DYING

(Vintage, $13.95). By Ernest J. Gaines. A heart-rending tale of injustice and discrimination in the segregated South. {1}



Rankings reflect sales for the week ended March 18, 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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