LJ Best Sellers, October 15, 2011: The books most borrowed in U.S. libraries

FICTION LAST RANKING /TIMES ON LIST

1 The Help. Kathryn Stockett. Amy Einhorn: Putnam. ISBN 9780399155345. $24.95. 1 / 22
2 Now You See Her. James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316036214. $27.99. 3 / 2
3 Smokin’ Seventeen. Janet Evanovich. Bantam. ISBN 9780345527684. $28. 2 / 3
4 State of Wonder. Ann Patchett. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062049803. $26.99. 6 / 2
5 Portrait of a Spy. Daniel Silva. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062072184. $26.99. ‚ / 1
6 Kill Me if You Can. James Patterson & Marshall Karp. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316097543. $27.99. ‚ / 1
7 One Summer. David Baldacci. Grand Central. ISBN 9780446583145. $25.99. 4 / 2
8 Then Came You. Jennifer Weiner. Atria: S. & S. ISBN 9781451617726. $26.99. ‚ / 1
9 Happy Birthday. Danielle Steel. Delacorte. ISBN 9780385340304. $28. ‚ / 1
10 The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic. ISBN 9780439023481. $17.99; pap. ISBN 9780439023528. $8.99. ‚ / 4
11 10th Anniversary. James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316036269. $27.99. 5 / 5
12 Before I Go to Sleep. S.J. Watson. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062060556. $25.99. ‚ / 1
13 The Paris Wife. Paula McLain. Ballantine. ISBN 9780345521309. $25. ‚ / 2
14 Split Second. Catherine Coulter. Putnam. ISBN 9780399157431. $26.95. ‚ / 1
15 The Fifth Witness. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316069359. $27.99. 8 / 5

NONFICTION LAST RANKING /TIMES ON LIST

1 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. Erik Larson. Crown. ISBN 9780307408846. $26. 3 / 3
2 Bossypants. Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316056861. $26.99. 1 / 5
3 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Laura Hillenbrand. Random. ISBN 9781400064168. $27. 2 / 9
4 A Stolen Life: A Memoir. Jaycee Dugard. S. & S. ISBN 9781451629187. $24.99. 5 / 2
5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot. Crown. ISBN 9781400052172. $26. 6 / 16
6 Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9780849946158. $16.99. 4 / 6
7 Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography. Rob Lowe. Holt. ISBN 9780805093292. $26. 7 / 4
8 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. David McCullough. S. & S. ISBN 9781416571766. $37.50. 8 / 3
9 The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. David Brooks. Random. ISBN 9781400067602. $27. 12 / 5
10 Cleopatra: A Life. Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316001922. $29.99. 9 / 8
11 Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. Chelsea’s Family, Friends, and Other Victims. Grand Central. ISBN 9780446584715. $24.99. 15 / 3
12 In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. Dick Cheney. Threshold Editions. ISBN 9781439176191. $35. ‚ / 1
13 Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II. Mitchell Zuckoff. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061988349. $26.99. 13 / 2
14 The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. Timothy Ferriss. Crown Archetype. ISBN 9780307463630. $27. 14 /6
15 Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit‚ Making the Most of All of Your Life. Jane Fonda. Random. ISBN 9781400066971. $27. ‚ / 1

Library Journal’s Best Sellers is compiled from data on books borrowed and requested (placed on hold) at public libraries throughout the United States. It includes statistics from urban, suburban, and rural libraries. We thank the many contributing libraries as well as The Library Corporation (TLC), Polaris Library Systems, and SirsiDynix. (c) Copyright 2011 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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