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BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — June 10, 2012

(Numbers in brackets represent weeks on the list)

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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. I HATE EVERYONE ... STARTING WITH ME

(Berkley, $25.95). By Joan Rivers. The wily comedian’s latest round of insults. [1]

2. 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. [3]

3. AMERICAN GROWN: THE STORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN AND GARDENS ACROSS AMERICA

(Crown, $30). By Michelle Obama [2]

4. A GOOD MAN REDISCOVERING MY FATHER, SARGENT SHRIVER

(Henry Holt, $24). By Mark K. Shriver. Honoring a legacy. [1]

5. THE AMATEUR: BARACK OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Edward Klein. Another character attack on the workings of the White House. [4]

6. THE GREAT DESTROYER: BARACK OBAMA’S WAR ON THE REPUBLIC

(Regnery, $29.95). By David Limbaugh. Right-wing vitriol runs in the family, it seems. [1]

7. THE ART OF INTELLIGENCE: LESSONS FROM A LIFE IN THE CIA’S CLANDESTINE SERVICE

(Penguin Press, $27.95). By Henry A. Crumpton [4]

8. CREATING INNOVATORS: THE MAKING OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

(Scribner, $27). By Tony Wagner. Educating to encourage thinking outside the box. [1]

9. CONFRONT AND CONCEAL: OBAMA’S SECRET WARS AND SURPRISING USE OF AMERICAN POWER

(Crown, $28). By David E. Sanger [1]

10. THE SKINNY RULES: THE SIMPLE, NONNEGOTIABLE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING TO THIN

(Ballantine, $26). By Bob Harper with Greg Critser [4]





FICTION HARDCOVER

1. KISS THE DEAD

(Berkley, $27.95). By Laurell K. Hamilton. A girl’s abduction — by vampires, no less — calls for the services of Anita Blake. [1]

2. THE STORM

(Putnam, $27.95). By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. A sinister scheme to permanently alter weather patterns comes to the attention of NUMA. [2]

3. CALICO JOE

(Doubleday, $24.95). By John Grisham. A tale of father and son, redemption and the great American pastime — baseball. [9]

4. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple has their marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [1]

5. THE INNOCENT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A hit gone wrong sets off a dangerous chain of events in this new Will Robie thriller. [8]

6. 11TH HOUR

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Time is running out in the Women’s Murder Club’s efforts to solve two gruesome crimes. [5]

7. SPRING FEVER

(St. Martin’s, $25.99). By Mary Kay Andrews. A woman convinced she’s over her ex has second thoughts when his wedding ceremony grinds to a halt. [1]

8. STOLEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford The gangland-style murder of an entire family (dogs, too) unsettles Lucas Davenport. [4]

9. BRING UP THE BODIES

(Henry Holt, $28). By Hilary Mantel. The continued machinations of Tudor England in this sequel to the Booker Prize-winning “Wolf Hall.” [5]

10. A BLAZE OF GLORY

(Ballantine, $28). By Jeff Shaara. It’s the Battle of Shiloh — bloody and gory — in this launch of a new Civil War trilogy. [2]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [6]

2. THE BOOK OF BURGER

(Atria, $24.99). By Rachel Ray. A wide array of burger recipes, including patties made from un­or­tho­dox proteins. [1]

3. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [23]

4. EAT TO LIVE: THE AMAZING NUTRIENT-RICH PROGRAM FOR FAST AND SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS

(Little, Brown, $15.99). By Joel Fuhrman [4]

5. THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE FIELDBOOK: STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR BUILDING A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

(Broadway Business, $35). By Peter M. Senge et al. [1]

6. 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. [62]

7. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS (Ballantine, $16). By Carol S. Dweck. Why one’s attitude is as important as talent. [9]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [37]

9. THE GREATER JOURNEY: AMERICANS IN PARIS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). by David McCullough. The tangible influence of the City of Light. [4]

10. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [110]



FICTION PAPERBACK

1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. [11]

2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian — and a reconciliation. [8]

3. FIFTY SHADES FREED

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. [7]

4. A GAME OF THRONES

(Bantam, $17; Spectra, $8.99) By George R.R. Martin. The first book of the fantasy epic “A Song of Ice and Fire.”; the HBO miniseries’ second seasons began April 1. [21]

5. THE LAST BOYFRIEND

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. The Inn BoonsBoro opens to great acclaim after a painstaking renovation — and a romance is rekindled. [6]

6. KILL ALEX CROSS

(Grand Central, $14.99). By James Patterson. The president and his daughter are kidnapped as a biological attack on Washington, D.C.’s water supply is unleashed. [3]

7. THE UNEXPECTED HUSBAND

(Mira, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. The novellas “Jury of His Peers,” “Any Sunday” and the title’s namesake. [2]

8. STATE OF WONDER

(HarperPerennial, $15.99). By Ann Patchett. Set deep in the Amazon, this tale binds together pharmaceutical research and its tolls, both ethical and emotional. [5]

9. TICK TOCK

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A trio of twisted killers stalk NYC in this Det. Bennett outing. [1]

10. EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN

(Bantam, $8.99). By Janet Evanovich. A Hawaiian sojourn goes terribly wrong for Stephanie Plum, as her seatmate on the flight is murdered — and she could be next. [4]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 10, 2012. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 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.)