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By Timothy R. Smith,

Paperback Fiction

1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. [26].

2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. (Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [23].

3. FIFTY SHADES FREED

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. [22].

4. RED MIST

(Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell. (Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta investigates the death of her former deputy chief. [3].

5. FALL OF GIANTS

(Signet, $9.99). By Ken Follett. The debut of a historical trilogy following five families through the upheavals of the 20th century.[5]

6. GUILTY WIVES

(Grand Central Publishing, $14.99). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. [1].

7. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner Book Company, $15.00). By F.Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained amid the Jazz Age. [14].

8. FAHRENHEIT 451

(Simon & Schuster, $11.99). By Ray Bradbury. The classic of the future’s war on books is a standard on back to school lists. [1].

9. BEST OF ME

(Grand Central, $14.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A high school couple, separated 25 years later, rekindle their love after a friend’s funeral. [5].

10. BARED TO YOU

(Berkley Publishing Group, $15.00). 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. [12].

Nonfiction/General

1. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By Board College. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [120].

2. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine Books, $16.00). By Carols. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. [14].

3. UNLEASH!: BREAKING FREE FROM NORMALCY

(Tyndale House, $15.99). By Perry Noble and Andy Stanley. Christian self-help. [1].

4. NIGHT

(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. [75].

5. EAT TO LIVE: THE AMAZING NUTRIENT-RICH PROGRAM FOR FAST AND SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS, REVISED EDITION

(Little, Brown, $9.99). By Joel Fuhrman [1].

6. THE BLACK HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE

(City Lights, $19.95). By Clarence Lusane [1].

7. ENOUGH: DISCOVERING JOY THROUGH SIMPLICITY AND GENEROSITY

(Abingdon Press, $9.99). By Adam Hamilton [1].

8. A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

(Washington Square, $5.99). By William Shakespeare [1].

9. ADMIRED: 21 WAYS TO DOUBLE YOUR VALUE

(Evolve, $12.99). By Mark Thompson and Bonita S. Thompson [2].

10. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay Books, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [30].

Hardcover Fiction

1. WINTER OF THE WORLD

(Dutton Books, $36). By Ken Follett. By Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. [1].

2. A WANTED MAN: A JACK REACHER NOVEL

(Delacorte Press, $28). By Lee Child. Reacher hithces a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy [2].

3. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [16].

4. THE TIME KEEPER

(Hyperion, $24.99). By Mitch Albom. The inventor of the first clock is punished for measuring a force greater than him. [3].

5. LOW PRESSURE

(Grand Central, $26.99). By Sandra Brown. A successful author must confront her demons while being stalked. [1].

6. ZOO

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson. A lion attack leads a young biologist on a quest to save the world. [3].

7. DELUSION IN DEATH

(Putnam, $27.95). By J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the death of 80 people. [1].

8. THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER

(Riverhead Books, $26.95). By Junot Diaz. A short-story collection that features characters from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” [2].

9. SEVERE CLEAR

(Putnam, $26.95). By Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington oversees a Hollywood event, but soon things go seriously awry. [1].

10. MIDST TOIL AND TRIBULATION

(Tor, $27.99). By David Weber. Siddermark is slipping into famine while enemies awaits its fall. [1].

Hardcover Nonfiction/General

1. NO EASY DAY

(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. [3].

2. THE PRICE OF POLITICS

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward. The Washington Post reporter turns his eye on the economic debates of the Obama years. [2].

3. I DECLARE: 31 PROMISES TO SPEAK OVER YOUR LIFE

(Faithwords, $21.99). By Joel Osteen [1].

4. FREE MARKET REVOLUTION: HOW AYN RAND’S IDEAS CAN END BIG GOVERNMENT

(Palgrave Macmillan, $27). By Yaron Brook [1].

THE OATH: THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE AND THE SUPREME COURT

(Doubleday, $28.95). By Jeffrey Toobin [1].

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [94].

7. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [2].

8. A FATHER FIRST: HOW MY LIFE BECAME BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL

(William Morrow, $26.99). By Dwyane Wade [1].

9. JOSEPH ANTON A MEMOIR

(Random House, $30). By Salman Rushdie. The author on his life under an Islamic death sentence. [1].

10. UNACCOUNTABLE: WHAT HOSPITALS WON’T TELL YOU AND HOW TRANSPARENCY CAN REVOLUTIONIZE HEALTH CARE

(Bloomsbury, $26). By Mdmarty Makary [1].

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Sept. 23, 2012.

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