LJ Best Sellers, May 15, 2012 | The books most borrowed in U.S. libraries

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.

1 / 7

2

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

5 / 4

3

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

15 / 2

4

Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.
ISBN 9780439023511. $17.99.

/ 1

5

Fifty Shades of Grey. E.L. James. Vintage: Random.
ISBN 9780345803481. pap. $15.95.

/ 1

6

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

12 / 2

7

Guilty Wives. James Patterson & David Ellis. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316097567. $27.99.

/ 1

8

Stay Close. Harlan Coben. Dutton.
ISBN 9780525952275. $27.95.

/ 1

9

Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel. Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine. ISBN 9780345505712. $28.

/ 1

10

Lone Wolf. Jodi Picoult. Emily Bestler: Atria.
ISBN 9781439102749. $28.

/ 1

11

Defending Jacob. William Landay. Delacorte.
ISBN 9780385344227. $26.

/ 1

12

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

7 / 4

13

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

2 / 3

14

Celebrity in Death. J.D. Robb. Putnam.
ISBN 9780399158308. $27.95.

/ 1

15

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

3 / 5

NONFICTION

Last Ranking/
Times on List

1

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

5 / 5

2

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Charles Duhigg. Random.
ISBN 9781400069286. $28.

/ 1

3

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

13 / 2

4

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

15 / 2

5

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

1 / 15

6

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

3 / 9

7

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.
Katherine Boo. Random. ISBN 9781400067558. $27.

/ 1

8

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

2 / 5

9

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

4 / 11

10

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. Pamela Druckerman. Penguin Pr: Penguin Group (USA). ISBN
9781594203336. $25.95.

/ 1

11

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

10 / 4

12

The End of Illness. David B. Agus. Free Pr: S. & S.
ISBN 9781451610178. $26.

/ 1

13

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

7 / 4

14

The Blood Sugar Solution: The Ultrahealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! Mark Hyman. Little, Brown. ISBN
9780316127370. $27.99.

/ 1

15

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl Strayed. Knopf.
ISBN 9780307592736. $25.95.

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

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Celebrating her 42nd year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"

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