Washington Post bestsellers for Oct. 14

October 17, 2012

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. [28]

2. FIFTY SHADES FREED

(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. [24]

3. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [25]

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. [1]

5. MICRO

(Harper, $9.99). By Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. Graduate students from diverse scientific disciplines are recruited by a mysterious microbiology firm. [2]

6. VICTIMS

(Ballantine, $9.99). By Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis rush to nab a killer who leaves some rather gory corpses behind. [2]

7. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER

(Dark Horse, $10.99). By Gene Yang. Aang and friends are on new adventures. [1].

8. CLOUD ATLAS

(Random House, $15). By David Mitchell. Six interrelated stories describe the fall of man. [2]

9. GUILTY WIVES

(Grand Central Publishing, $14.99). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. [3]

10. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

(MTV Books, $14). By Stephen Chbosky. Life in high school. [2].

Nonfiction/General

1. HOLD: HOW TO FIND, BUY, AND RENT HOUSES FOR WEALTH

(Mcgraw-Hill, $25). By Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, Jim CKissack adn Linda McKissack. [1]

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By Board College. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [122]

3. HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE

(Vintage Books Usa, $15.95). By Nicholas C. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dun. Kristof and Dun explore opportunities for women in oppressee societies. [1].

4. THE SEVENTEEN SOLUTIONS: BOLD IDEA FOR OUR AMERICAN FUTURE

(Harper, $14.99). By Ralph Nader [1].

5. ALMOST HOME: HELPING KIDS MOVE FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOPE

(Wiley & Sons, $16.95). By Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley. Kids face life on the streets. [1].

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

(Little, Brown, $9.99). By Joel Fuhrman. [3]

7. THE CHEW: FOOD. LIFE. FUN

(Hyperion, $19.99). By Mario Batali, Gordon Elliott and Carla Hall. [2]

8. NIGHT

(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. [77]

9. THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO: HOW TO GET THINGS RIGHT

(Picador Usa, $15.00). By Atul Gawande. A simple fix to a complex medical problem. [1].

9. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [44].

Hardcover Fiction

1. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $35). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [2]

2. WINTER OF THE WORLD

(Duttons, $36). By Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. [3]

3. MAD RIVER

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. Three teen killers are on a rampage and the police can’t find them. [1]

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. [18]

5. THE TIME KEEPER

(Hyperion, $24.99). By Mitch Albom. The inventor of the first clock is punished for measuring a force greater than him. [5]

6. PHANTOM

(Knopf, $25.95). By Jo Nesbo. Harry Hole is in Hong Kong and the son of the woman he loves is arrested for murder. [1]

7. A WANTED MAN

(Delacorte, $28). By Lee Child. Reacher hithces a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy. [4]

8. LIVE BY NIGHT

(William Morrow, $27.99). By Dennis Lehane. A young man climbs to ladders of organized crimb in Prohibition Boston. [1]

9. 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.” [4].

10. DARK STORM

(Berkley, $26.95). By Christine Feehan. Dax fights his vampire nemesis. [1]

Hardcover Nonfiction/General

1. KILLING KENNEDY: THE END OF CAMELOT

(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. [1]

2. NO EASY DAY: THE FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE MISSION THAT KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN

(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. [5]

3. AMERICA AGAIN: RE-BECOMING THE GREATNESS WE NEVER WEREN’T

(Grand Central, $28.99). By Stephen Colbert. [1].

4. 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. [4].

5. TOTAL RECALL: MY UNBELIEVABLY TRUE LIFE STORY

(Simon and Schuster, $35). By Arnold Schwarzenegger . [1]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [96]

7. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [3]

8. RENEGADES WRITE THE RULES: HOW THE DIGITAL ROYALTY USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO INNOVATE

(Jossey-Bass, $26.95). By Amy Jo Martin. [1]

9. MUGGED: RACIAL DEMAGOGUERY FROM THE SEVENTIES TO OBAMA

(Sentinel, $26.95). By Ann Coulter. [2].

10. IT WORKED FOR ME: IN LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

(Harper, $27.99). By Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. A memoir from a man of considerable accomplishments. [8]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct. 7, 2012.

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