Best-selling hard-cover books

By Times wires
Published June 10, 2007

Hardback bestsellers for the week ended May 26, according to the New York Times.


1 A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) A friendship between two women in Afghanistan set against the backdrop of war.

2 The Overlook (Michael Connelly) An L.A. detective tangles with the FBI and Homeland Security as he tries to solve a murder.

3 The 6th Target (James Patterson and Maxine Paetro) A detective and the Women's Murder Club investigate the disappearances of children and their nannies.

4 Invisible Prey (John Sandford) A Minneapolis detective finds connections between murder and political scandal.

5 Bad Luck and Trouble (Lee Child) Jack Reacher must discover who is hunting down a team of former military investigators.


1 The Assault on Reason (Al Gore) How the Bush administration has degraded the political environment through secrecy and fear.

2 The Reagan Diaries (Ronald Reagan) Selections from the 40th president's daily White House diaries.

3 Einstein (Walter Isaacson) A biography based on newly released personal letters.

4 God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens) Religion as a malignant force in the world.

5 Presidential Courage (Michael Beschloss) Profiles of nine presidents who had the courage to make unpopular decisions.

Advice, how-to and miscellaneous

1 The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) The law of attraction is key to getting what you want.

2 The Dangerous Book for Boys (Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden) Skipping stones, tying knots and other essential activities.

3 Reposition Yourself (T.D. Jakes) How to grow spiritually and materially through faith.

4 The Exceptional Presenter (Timothy J. Koegel) Techniques for improving your communication skills.

5 The Dip (Seth Godin) How to power through life's rough patches and recognize and escape dead ends.