Washington paperback bestsellers
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede's "Millennium Trilogy"; basis of new film.
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and eastern Europe is exposed.
THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99; $7.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father.
LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees.
ALEX CROSS'S TRIAL (Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson & Richard Dilallo. A novel within a novel -- Cross's great-uncle Abraham's life.
HERO AT LARGE (Harper, $7.99)
By Janet Evanovich. A zany romance from Evanovich, the first of 12 such out-of-print books to be re-released.
JUST TAKE MY HEART (Pocket, $7.99)
By Mary Higgins Clark. Do organ transplant patients get more than a new life from their donors?
GONE TOMORROW (Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child
Jack Reacher confronts a suspected suicide bomber on the N.Y.C. subway, with dangerous consequences.
A RELIABLE WIFE (Algonquin, $14.95)
By Robert Goolrick. This erotic tale of suspense, featuring a mail-order bride, is set in 1907 Wisconsin.
THE HOST (Back Bay, $16.99)
By Stephenie Meyer. A species that takes over the minds of its human hosts has overrun the Earth.
CONSERVATIVE VICTORY: DEFEATING OBAMA'S
RADICAL AGENDA (Harper, $14.99)
By Sean Hannity. The pundit takes on the White House.
THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips.
EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR
EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert
COOK THIS, NOT THAT! KITCHEN SURVIVAL GUIDE
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Saving money and calories by eating at home.
HUNGRY GIRL 1-2-3: THE EASIEST, MOST DELICIOUS,
GUILT-FREE RECIPES ON THE PLANET
(Griffin, $19.99). By Lisa Lillien. Crockpots and more.
ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16)
By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays.
THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION
TO PROMOTE PEACE (Griffin, $19.95)
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
FOOD RULES: AN EATER'S MANUAL
(Penguin, $11). By Michael Pollan. A portable guide for making tough choices in the store or on the go.
POSITIVITY: TOP-NOTCH RESEARCH REVEALS THE
3-TO-1 RATIO THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
(Three Rivers, $14). By Barbara Frederickson
NOW EAT THIS! 150 OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE COMFORT
FOODS, ALL UNDER 350 CALORIES (Ballantine, $22)
By Rocco DiSpirito. The celebrity chef's healthy picks.
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended April 18, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright ? 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback; the complete list can be found online.)