Washington Post bestsellers for Oct. 14
By Timothy R. Smith,
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. 
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. 
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. 
4. SHOCK WAVE
(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. A superstore plans to open in a Michigan town. Then a bomb goes off in front of the company heaadquarters. 
(Harper, $9.99). By Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. Graduate students from diverse scientific disciplines are recruited by a mysterious microbiology firm. 
(Ballantine, $9.99). By Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis rush to nab a killer who leaves some rather gory corpses behind. 
(Dark Horse, $10.99). By Gene Yang. Aang and friends are on new adventures. .
8. CLOUD ATLAS
(Random House, $15). By David Mitchell. Six interrelated stories describe the fall of man. 
9. GUILTY WIVES
(Grand Central Publishing, $14.99). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. 
(MTV Books, $14). By Stephen Chbosky. Life in high school. .
(Mcgraw-Hill, $25). By Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, Jim CKissack adn Linda McKissack. 
(College Board, $21.99). By Board College. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. 
(Vintage Books Usa, $15.95). By Nicholas C. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dun. Kristof and Dun explore opportunities for women in oppressee societies. .
(Harper, $14.99). By Ralph Nader .
(Wiley & Sons, $16.95). By Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley. Kids face life on the streets. .
(Little, Brown, $9.99). By Joel Fuhrman. 
(Hyperion, $19.99). By Mario Batali, Gordon Elliott and Carla Hall. 
(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. 
(Picador Usa, $15.00). By Atul Gawande. A simple fix to a complex medical problem. .
(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. .
(Little, Brown, $35). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. 
(Duttons, $36). B y Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. 
3. MAD RIVER
(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. Three teen killers are on a rampage and the police can’t find them. 
4. GONE GIRL
(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. 
(Hyperion, $24.99). By Mitch Albom. The inventor of the first clock is punished for measuring a force greater than him. 
(Knopf, $25.95). By Jo Nesbo. Harry Hole is in Hong Kong and the son of the woman he loves is arrested for murder. 
7. A WANTED MAN
(Delacorte, $28). By Lee Child. Reacher hithces a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy. 
(William Morrow, $27.99). By Dennis Lehane. A young man climbs to ladders of organized crimb in Prohibition Boston. 
(Riverhead Books, $26.95). By Junot Diaz. A short-story collection that features characters from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” .
10. DARK STORM
(Berkley, $26.95). By Christine Feehan. Dax fights his vampire nemesis. 
(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. 
(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. 
(Grand Central, $28.99). By Stephen Colbert. .
(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward. The Washington Post reporter turns his eye on the economic debates of the Obama years. .
(Simon and Schuster, $35). By Arnold Schwarzenegger . 
(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. 
(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. 
(Jossey-Bass, $26.95). By Amy Jo Martin. 
(Sentinel, $26.95). By Ann Coulter. .
(Harper, $27.99). By Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. A memoir from a man of considerable accomplishments. 
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct. 7, 2012.