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Published Jun. 22, 2012

Rankings for books in print and electronic formats for the week ending June 9, according to the New York Times. (Advice list is print only.)


1. Fifty Shades of Grey (E.L. James) A naive college student has an affair; first book in an erotic trilogy.

2. Fifty Shades Darker (E.L. James) Daunted by Christian's secrets, Ana ends their relationship; second book in an erotic trilogy.

3. Fifty Shades Freed (E.L. James) Ana and Christian reunite; final volume in an erotic trilogy.

4. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary. Is her husband a killer?

5. Kiss the Dead (Laurell K. Hamilton) Investigating a teenager's abduction, a vampire hunter encounters recently turned vampires.


1. The Amateur (Edward Klein) The author argues that President Barack Obama is unable to lead.

2. Wild (Cheryl Strayed) A woman's account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.

3. The Great Destroyer (David Limbaugh) The talk show host's brother describes the president's "war on the Republic."

4. Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand) An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

5. Killing Lincoln (Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard) The Fox News host recounts the events surrounding the assassination.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1. American Grown (Michelle Obama) The story of the White House kitchen garden.

2. The Skinny Rules(Bob Harper with Greg Critser) The star of The Biggest Loser on "getting to thin."

3. Darth Vader and Son (Jeffrey Brown) In this comic reimagining, the Dark Lord of the Sith is just like any other dad.

4. The Blood Sugar Solution (Mark Hyman) A plan for losing weight and preventing disease.

5. I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) (Stephen Colbert, illustrated by Paul Hildebrand) A children's book parody from the mock pundit of TV's Colbert Report.