LJ Best Sellers, April 15, 2012

FICTION

Last Ranking/
Times on List

1

The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.
ISBN 9780439023481. $17.99; Movie Tie-in Edition pap. ISBN 9780545425117. $12.99.

/ 6

2

Private: #1 Suspect. James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316097406. $27.99.

1 / 2

3

Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel.
Janet Evanovich. Bantam. ISBN 9780345527714. $28.

2 / 4

4

Kill Alex Cross. James Patterson. Little, Brown.
ISBN 9780316198738. $28.99.

3 / 3

5

Catching Fire. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.
ISBN 9780439023498. $17.99.

/ 3

6

V Is for Vengeance. Sue Grafton. Marian Wood: Putnam. ISBN 9780399157868. $27.95.

6 / 4

7

The Drop. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
ISBN 9780316069410. $27.99.

4 / 3

8

Love in a Nutshell. Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly.
St. Martin’s. ISBN 9780312651312. $27.99.

8 / 3

9

The Affair: A Reacher Novel. Lee Child. Delacorte.
ISBN 9780385344326. $28.

10 / 4

10

The Help. Kathryn Stockett. Amy Einhorn: Putnam.
ISBN 9780399155345. $24.95; pap. Berkley Trade.
ISBN 9780425245132. $16.

5 / 27

11

Zero Day. David Baldacci. Grand Central.
ISBN 9780446573016. $27.99.

9 / 4

12

Private Games. James Patterson & Mark Sullivan.
Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316206822. $27.99.

/ 1

13

Red Mist. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
ISBN 9780399158025. $27.95.

7 / 2

14

11/22/63. Stephen King. Scribner.
ISBN 9781451627282. $35.

11 / 3

15

Kill Shot. Vince Flynn. Atria: S. & S.
ISBN 9781416595205. $27.99.

/ 1

 

NONFICTION

Last Ranking/
Times on List

1

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,
Resilience, and Redemption.
Laura Hillenbrand.
Random. ISBN 9781400064168. $27.

1 / 14

2

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt.
ISBN 9780805093070. $28.

2 / 4

3

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an
American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.
Erik Larson.
Crown. ISBN 9780307408846. $26.

3 / 8

4

Bossypants. Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown.
ISBN 9780316056861. $26.99.

4 / 10

5

Steve Jobs. Walter Isaacson. S. & S.
ISBN 9781451648539. $35.

5 / 4

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.

6 / 11

7

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. Robert K. Massie. Random. ISBN 9780679456728. $35.

8 / 3

8

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot.
Crown. ISBN 9781400052172. $26.

7 / 21

9

A Stolen Life: A Memoir. Jaycee Dugard. S. & S.
ISBN 9781451629187. $24.99.

9 / 6

10

Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman. Farrar.
ISBN 9780374275631. $30.

10 / 3

11

Then Again. Diane Keaton. Random.
ISBN 9781400068784. $26.

11 / 3

12

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. Michael Lewis. Norton. ISBN 9780393081817. $25.95.

12 / 4

13

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Susan Cain. Crown. ISBN 9780307352149. $26.

/ 1

14

Seriously‚ I’m Kidding. Ellen Degeneres. Grand Central.
ISBN 9780446585026. $26.99.

13 / 3

15

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. Deborah Feldman. S. & S. ISBN 9781439187005. $23.

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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 2012 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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