Washington Post bestsellers Nov. 4

November 2, 2012

Paperback Fiction

1. REFLECTED IN YOU

(Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as erotic, part of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover in the vein of E.L. James’s trilogy. [1].

2. 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. [31].

3. CLOUD ATLAS
(Random House, $15). By David Mitchell. Six interrelated stories describe the fall of man. [4] .

4. 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.[25]

5. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian.[26].

6. THE INNOCENT

(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci. A hitman refuses to kill and becomes a target himelf. [3].

7. MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Robyn Carr. Brothers compete over love during Christmas. [1].

8. THE DROP

(Grand Central, $9.99). By Michael Connelly. DNA from a crime scene 20 years ago matches a 29-year-old suspect. Was he a young rapist, or is the crime lab defective? [2].

9. LONE WOLF

(Atria, $16). By Jodi Picoult. After a terrible accident, a divided family comes together. But that may tear them apart irrevocably. [1].

10. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

(MTV Books, $14). By Stephen Chbosky. Life in high school. [5].

Nonfiction/General

1. PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist has a near-death experience. [1].

2. WRITING IN PRESCHOOL: LEARNING TO ORCHESTRATE MEANING AND MARKS, 2ND EDITION

(International Reading Association, $24.99). By Judith A. Schickedanz and Renee M. Casbergue. [1].

2. THE COLORS OF LEARNING: INTEGRATING THE VISUAL ARTS INTO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM

(Teachers College Press, $21.95). By Rosemary Althouse, Margaret H. Johnson and Sharon T. Mitchell. [1].

4. HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX!: THE ULTIMATE GUILT-FREE COOKBOOK

(St. Martin's Griffin, $27.99). By Lisa Lillien. [2].

5. YOUR MEDICAL MIND: HOW TO DECIDE WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

(Penguin, $16). By Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband. Weigh the risks and benefits of treatment. [1].

6. HOW GOOD PEOPLE MAKE TOUGH CHOICES REV ED: RESOLVING THE DILEMMAS OF ETHICAL LIVING

(Harper, $14.99). By Rushworth M. Kidder. [3].

7. TO HEAVEN AND BACK: THE TRUE STORY OF A DOCTOR’S EXTRAORDINARY WALK WITH GOD

(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal. [10].

8. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [125].

9. TAKE THE LEAD: MOTIVATE, INSPIRE, AND BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOURSELF AND EVERYONE AROUND YOU

(Atria, $15). By Betsy Myers. [1].

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [45].

Hardcover Fiction

1. THE RACKETEER

(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [1].

2. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $35). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [5].

3. BACK TO BLOOD

(Little , Brown, $30). By Tom Wolfe. Crime and racial tensions cleave Miami’s Biscayne Bay. [1].

4. THE PANTHER

(Grand Central, $27.99). By The Panther. John Corey is posted in Yemen to track down the a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing. [2].

5. THE BONE BED

(Putnam, $28.95). By Patricia Cornwell. A paleontoligist is murdered and Scarpetta investigates. [2].

6. THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER

(Riverhead, $26.95). By Junot Diaz. A short-story collection that features characters from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” [6].

7. NYPD RED

(Little, Brown , $27.99). By James Patterson and Marshall Karp. A world-renowned movie producer dies in the first of a string of murders. [3].

8. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [21].

9. WINTER OF THE WORLD

(Dutton, $36). By Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. [5].

10. ANGELS AT THE TABLE

(Ballantine, $18). By Debbie Macomber. Angels are doing good in Times Square. [1].

Hardcover Nonfiction/General

1. KILLING KENNEDY: THE END OF CAMELOT

(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. [4].

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. [8].

3. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [6].

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

(Grand Central, $28.99). By Stephen Colbert. [4].

5. HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED: GRIT, CURIOSITY, AND THE HIDDEN POWER OF CHARACTER

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27). By Paul Tough. [3].

6. BOUCHON BAKERY

(Artisan, $50). By Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel. Recipes from a great kitchen. [1].

7. THE LAST LION: WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL: DEFENDER OF THE REALM, 1940-1965

(Little, Brown, $40). By William Manchester and Paul Reid. The final installment to Manchester’s trilogy on the great British prime minister. [1].

8. ZERO TO BREAKTHROUGH: THE 7-STEP, BATTLE-TESTED METHOD FOR ACCOMPLISHING GOALS THAT MATTER

(Gotham, $25). By Vernice Armour. [1].

9. CLIENTS FIRST: THE TWO WORD MIRACLE

(John Wiley, $21.95). By Joseph Callaway and JoAnn Callaway. Sales tips by a millionare realtor. [1].

10. KILLING LINCOLN: THE SHOCKING ASSASSINATION THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER

(Henry holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and martin dugard. [20].

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct. 28, 2012.

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