Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.

"What I Love About You" by Rachel Gibson; Avon (370 pages, $7.99 paperback)

'Midnight at the Pera Palace:' in the eye of Istanbul history

"So We Read On: How 'The Great Gatsby' Came to Be and Why It Endures" by Maureen Corrigan; Little, Brown (352 pages, $26)

NEW YORK - Marie, the self-loathing protagonist of Merritt Tierce's autobiographical debut novel,"Love Me Back," hurts herself as a way of life. She cuts and burns her body. She drinks and drugs, passes out and wakes up to do the same all over again. Mostly she floats through a series of anesthetizing sexual encounters - with friends, with colleagues, with strangers.

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"The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters; Riverhead (576 pages, $28.95)

For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted with syphilis.

"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" by Naomi Klein; Simon & Schuster (534 pages, $30)

More millennials read books than their elders, a new Pew Research report finds.

Going back to school means making some adjustments. New classrooms. New classmates. New problems.

"10:04: A Novel" by Ben Lerner; Faber and Faber (256 pages, $25)

"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David" by Lawrence Wright; Alfred A. Knopf (368 pages, $27.95)

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.

"Jewels of the Sun" by Nora Roberts; Putnam (388 pages, $7.99 paperback)

800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for August 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

"Gabriel: A Poem" by Edward Hirsch; Alfred A. Knopf (78 pages, $26.95)

"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel; Knopf (342 pages, $24.95)

Yaniv "Nev" (pronounced "neeve") Schulman knows a thing or two about being duped. He is the protagonist of the 2010 documentary "Catfish," which followed his pursuit of an online romantic relationship, the result of which helped coin the term "catfishing," when someone dupes another via social media.

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American novelists Josh Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler are on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. 2014 marks the first year that Americans have been eligible for the $85,000 award.

"Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot" by Reed Farrel Coleman; Putnam (352 pages, $26.95)

By his own account, the Austin, Texas-based writer Neal Pollack long ago gave up trying to pen the Great American Novel.

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist; Basic (528 pages, $35)

"No Man's Land: Fiction From a World at War - 1914-1918," edited by Pete Ayrton; Pegasus (572 pages, $15.95)

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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