Washington Post bestsellers for Oct. 7, 2012
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. .
(Harper, $9.99). By Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. Graduate students from diverse scientific disciplines are recruited by a mysterious microbiology firm. 
(Avon Books, $7.99). By Stephanie Laurens. The one woman he cannot have challenges the moral code of Neville Roscoe. 
(Ballantine, $9.99). By Jonathan Kellerman. 
7. GUILTY WIVES
(Grand Central Publishing, $14.99). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. .
(Signet, $9.99). By Ken Follett. The debut of a historical trilogy following five families through the upheavals of the 20th century. 
9. D.C. DEAD
(Signet, $9.99). By Stuart Woods. The President calls on Stone Barrington. .
(MTV Books, $14). By Stephen Chbosky. Life in high school. 
(Penguin, $20). By Daniel Yergin. 
(Little, Brown, $9.99). By Joel Fuhrman. .
(Hyperion, $19.99). By Mario Batali, Gordon Elliott and Carla Hall. 
(College Board, $21.99). By Board College. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips .
(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. 
(Random House, $20). By Robert K. Massie. The remarkable life of the German princess who became empress of Russia. 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 .
(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. 
(Vintage, $16.95). By Isabel Wilkerson. 
(Zagat Survey, $15.95). By Zagat Survey .
(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. 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. .
(Riverhead Books, $26.95). By Junot Diaz. A short-story collection that features characters from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” .
6. A WANTED MAN
(Delacorte, $28). By Lee Child. Reacher hithces a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy. .
7. LOW PRESSURE
(Grand Central, $26.99). By Sandra Brown. A successful author must confront her demons while being stalked. .
(Little, Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson. A lion attack leads a young biologist on a quest to save the world. .
(Putnam, $27.95). By J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the death of 80 people. 
10. SEVERE CLEAR
(Putnam, $26.95). By Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington oversees a Hollywood event, but soon things go seriously awry. 
(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. .
(McGraw-Hill, $28. By John A. Allison .
(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward. The Washington Post reporter turns his eye on the economic debates of the Obama years. .
(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson. 
(Harper, $27.99). By Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. A memoir from a man of considerable accomplishments. .
(Faithwords, $21.99). By Joel Osteen. 
(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. 
(Sentinel, $26.95). By Ann Coulter. .
(Penguin, $27.95). By Nate Silver. 
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27). By Paul Tough. .
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Sept. 30.