1. Archive


Hardback bestsellers for the week ended June 12, according to theNew York Times.


1The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest(Stieg Larsson) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

2The Lion(Nelson DeMille) John Corey, now a federal agent, pursues a Libyan terrorist who is back in America and bent on revenge.

3The Passage(Justin Cronin) More than 100 years in the future, a small group resists the vampires who have taken over North America.

4The Help(Kathryn Stockett) A white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.

5The Spy(Clive Cussler and Justin Scott) In 1908, a detective investigates spies who are trying to keep America from developing dreadnought battleships.


1S--- My Dad Says(Justin Halpern) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author's father.

2Medium Raw(Anthony Bourdain) The author and chef looks critically at changes in the food and restaurant culture in the past 10 years and the people responsible for them.

3Spoken From the Heart(Laura Bush) A memoir from the former first lady.

4The Big Short(Michael Lewis) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.

5War(Sebastian Junger) The intense lives of U.S. soldiers in a lethal corner of Afghanistan.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1 Delivering Happiness(Tony Hsieh) Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life.

2Women Food and God(Geneen Roth) How women can free themselves from the tyranny of fear and hopelessness surrounding their bodies.

3The Last Lecture(Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow) Thoughts on "seizing every moment."

4Conquer the Chaos(Clate Mask and Scott Martineau) The way to the top for entrepreneurs overwhelmed by a small business.

5Switch(Chip Heath and Dan Heath) How everyday people can effect change.