*--* Fiction weeks on list 1. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: 4 $17.99) Percy Jackson and his army of demigods battle to stop the Lord of Time. 2. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (Delacorte: $27) The capture 1 of a suspected suicide bomber on a N.Y. subway causes a chain of global events. 3. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $22.99) 43 The final book in the "Twilight" saga finds Bella choosing immortality. 4. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella 46 must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. 5. Wicked Prey by John Sandford (Putnam: $27.95) Criminals 3 with a grudge crash the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. 6. Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday: $24.95) Terrorists 3 disguised as foreign exchange students living with American families plot mass destruction. 7. Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 3 (Grand Central: $26.99) Special Agent Pendergast returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult. 8. Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard (William Morrow: $26.99) An 2 ex-bank robber is seduced by his former jail mate's girlfriend and his fortune. 9. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall 5 Smith (Pantheon: $23.95) In the latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe is in need of her own investigative skills. 10. First Family by David Baldacci (Grand Central: $27.99) A 6 child is kidnapped from a birthday party held at Camp David. *--*
*--* Nonfiction 1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $27.99) 28 An exploration of the background of high achievers. 2. Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin (Threshold 10 Editions: $25) The talk-radio personality's call to revitalize the conservative vision in America. 3. Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley (Twelve: 4 $24.99) The son of William F. and Patricia Buckley tells of life with the high-powered couple and how he coped with their deaths. 4. Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards (Broadway: $22.95) 3 The wife of the former presidential candidate reflects on facing life's adversities. 5. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey 17 (Amistad: $23.99) The talk-show host lets women inside the mind-set of a man. 6. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 56 (Hyperion: $21.95) A professor's terminal cancer inspires a call to seize life's moments. 7. The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow (Gotham: $26) 4 Eleven childhood friends from Iowa maintain enduring friendships throughout the years. 8. This Is Water by David Foster Wallace (Little, Brown: 3 $14.99) Thoughts and advice from a 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College. 9. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss (Crown: 17 $19.95) A blueprint for living life on your own terms. 10. Promises I Made My Mother by Sam Haskell (Ballantine: 2 $24) A Hollywood agent reveals how he kept his pledge to his mother to live a decent life. *--*
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ($12.95)
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14)
3. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown ($16)
4. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99)
5. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)
1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15)
2. God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens ($14.99)
3. The Soloist by Steve Lopez ($15)
4. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ($14)
5. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama ($14.95)
Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.
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