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. (Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. .
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. .
4. RED MIST
(Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell. (Berkley, $9.99). By Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta investigates the death of her former deputy chief. .
(Signet, $9.99). By Ken Follett. The debut of a historical trilogy following five families through the upheavals of the 20th century.
6. GUILTY WIVES
(Grand Central Publishing, $14.99). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. .
(Scribner Book Company, $15.00). By F.Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained amid the Jazz Age. .
(Simon & Schuster, $11.99). By Ray Bradbury. The classic of the future’s war on books is a standard on back to school lists. .
9. BEST OF ME
(Grand Central, $14.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A high school couple, separated 25 years later, rekindle their love after a friend’s funeral. .
10. BARED TO YOU
(Berkley Publishing Group, $15.00). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as “erotic,” part of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover style in the vein of E.L. James’s trilogy. .
(College Board, $21.99). By Board College. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. .
(Ballantine Books, $16.00). By Carols. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. .
(Tyndale House, $15.99). By Perry Noble and Andy Stanley. Christian self-help. .
(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. .
(Little, Brown, $9.99). By Joel Fuhrman .
(City Lights, $19.95). By Clarence Lusane .
(Abingdon Press, $9.99). By Adam Hamilton .
(Washington Square, $5.99). By William Shakespeare .
(Evolve, $12.99). By Mark Thompson and Bonita S. Thompson .
(Back Bay Books, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. .
(Dutton Books, $36). By Ken Follett. By Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. .
(Delacorte Press, $28). By Lee Child. Reacher hithces a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy .
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. .
5. 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. .
7. DELUSION IN DEATH
(Putnam, $27.95). By J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the death of 80 people. .
(Riverhead Books, $26.95). By Junot Diaz. A short-story collection that features characters from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” .
9. SEVERE CLEAR
(Putnam, $26.95). By Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington oversees a Hollywood event, but soon things go seriously awry. .
(Tor, $27.99). By David Weber. Siddermark is slipping into famine while enemies awaits its fall. .
1. NO EASY DAY
(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. .
(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward. The Washington Post reporter turns his eye on the economic debates of the Obama years. .
(Faithwords, $21.99). By Joel Osteen .
(Palgrave Macmillan, $27). By Yaron Brook .THE OATH: THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE AND THE SUPREME COURT
(Doubleday, $28.95). By Jeffrey Toobin .
(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. .
(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. .
(William Morrow, $26.99). By Dwyane Wade .
(Random House, $30). By Salman Rushdie. The author on his life under an Islamic death sentence. .
(Bloomsbury, $26). By Mdmarty Makary .
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Sept. 23, 2012.