LJ Best Books 2016

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Best Sellers, March 15, 2012

FICTION

Last Ranking/
Times on List

1 Private: #1 Suspect. James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316097406. $27.99. ‚ / 1
2 Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel.
Janet Evanovich. Bantam. ISBN 9780345527714. $28.
1 / 3
3 Kill Alex Cross. James Patterson. Little, Brown.
ISBN 9780316198738. $28.99.
2 / 2
4 The Drop. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
ISBN 9780316069410. $27.99.
4 / 2
5 The Help. Kathryn Stockett. Amy Einhorn: Putnam.
ISBN 9780399155345. $24.95; pap. Berkley Trade.
ISBN 9780425245132. $16.
11 / 26
6 V Is for Vengeance. Sue Grafton. Marian Wood: Putnam. ISBN 9780399157868. $27.95. 3 / 3
7 Red Mist. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
ISBN 9780399158025. $27.95.
‚ / 1
8 Love in a Nutshell. Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly.
St. Martin’s. ISBN 9780312651312. $27.99.
13 / 2
9 Zero Day. David Baldacci. Grand Central.
ISBN 9780446573016. $27.99.
5 / 3
10 The Affair: A Reacher Novel. Lee Child. Delacorte.
ISBN 9780385344326. $28.
7 / 3
11 11/22/63. Stephen King. Scribner.
ISBN 9781451627282. $35.
6 / 2
12 D.C. Dead. Stuart Woods. Putnam.
ISBN 9780399157660. $26.95.
‚ / 1
13 Lethal. Sandra Brown. Grand Central.
ISBN 9781455501472. $26.99.
‚ / 2
14 Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James. Knopf.
ISBN 9780307959850. $25.95.
12 / 2
15 The Marriage Plot. Jeffrey Eugenides. Farrar.
ISBN 9780374203054. $28.
9 / 3

NONFICTION

Last Ranking/
Times on List

1 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,
Resilience, and Redemption.Laura Hillenbrand.
Random. ISBN 9781400064168. $27.
4 / 13
2 Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt.
ISBN 9780805093070. $28.
9 / 3
3 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an
American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.
Erik Larson.
Crown. ISBN 9780307408846. $26.
2 / 7
4 Bossypants. Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown.
ISBN 9780316056861. $26.99.
3 / 9
5 Steve Jobs. Walter Isaacson. S. & S.
ISBN 9781451648539. $35.
1 / 3
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.
13 / 10
7 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot.
Crown. ISBN 9781400052172. $26.
11 / 20
8 Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. Robert K. Massie. Random. ISBN 9780679456728. $35. 8 / 2
9 A Stolen Life: A Memoir. Jaycee Dugard. S. & S.
ISBN 9781451629187. $24.99.
‚ / 5
10 Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman. Farrar.
ISBN 9780374275631. $30.
7 / 2
11 Then Again. Diane Keaton. Random.
ISBN 9781400068784. $26.
6 / 2
12 Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. Michael Lewis. Norton. ISBN 9780393081817. $25.95. 10 / 3
13 Seriously‚ I’m Kidding. Ellen Degeneres. Grand Central.
ISBN 9780446585026. $26.99.
‚ / 2
14 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Mindy Kaling. Crown Archetype.
ISBN 9780307886262. $25.
5 / 3
15 The End of Illness. David B. Agus. Free Pr: S. & S.
ISBN 9781451610178. $26.
‚ / 1
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