Expect some fireworks leading up to the July 15 pub of Ron Suskind’s book about our looming national security crisis. Otherwise, summer reading is on cruise control, with Nora Roberts and James Patterson leading the pack. In kids, Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy makes his picture book debut.

* = PW starred reviews
[c] = Children’s titles

| JULY 1 |[c] Clique Summer Collection #4: Kristen by Lisi Harrison (Little, Brown/Poppy, $6.99 paper). 350,000 copies.The Last Patriot by Brad Thor (Atria, $26). 200,000 copies.Death Angel by Linda Howard (Ballantine, $26). 200,000 copies.Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel by Robert Crais (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). 185,000 copies.Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World by David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster, $26). 150,000 copies.[c] The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (HarperCollins, $17.99). 150,000 copies.[c] Lost and Found by Andrew Clements, illus. by Mark Elliott (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99). 125,000 copies.[c] Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison (HarperTeen, $16.99). 100,000 copies.[c] Little Scholastic: Alphabet by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Fiona Land (Scholastic/Cartwheel, $4.99). 100,000 copies.| JULY 8 |
Tribute by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $26.95). 800,000 copies.
[c] Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Knopf, $19.99). 350,000 copies.
Shadow of Power by Steve Martini (Morrow, $26.95). 300,000 copies.
Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen (St. Martin’s, $24.95). 300,000 copies.
Swan Peak: A Dave RobicheauxNovel by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $26). 180,000 copies.
Sleeping Arrangments by Madeleine Wickham (St. Martin’s, $23.95). 150,000 copies.
[c] You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy, illus. by Amy June Bates (S&S/Little Simon Inspirations, $16.99). 150,000 copies.
Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve by Christopher Anderson (Hyperion, $25.95). 125,000 copies.
* Palace Council by Stephen L. Carter (Knopf, $26.95). 125,000 copies.
[c] Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda (Candlewick, $27.99). 125,000 copies.
| JULY 15 |
[c] Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99). 750,000 copies.
Untitled by Ron Suskind (HarperCollins, $27.95). 500,000 copies.
Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner (Bantam, $25). 300,000 copies.
Just Too Good to Be True by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday, $23.95). 250,000 copies.
* Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich (Doubleday, $24.95). 200,000 copies.
Killer View by Ridley Pearson (Putnam, $24.95). 175,000 copies.
| JULY 22 |
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $20). 750,000 copies.
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Putnam, $26.95). 400,000 copies.
Damage Control by J.A. Jance (Morrow, $25.95). 200,000 copies.
[c] What’s Your Red Rubber Ball?! by Kevin Carroll (Disney-ESPN, $19.99). 100,000 copies.
| JULY 26 |
[c] Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Battle Begins by Rob Valois (Grosset & Dunlap, $16.99). 150,000 copies.
[c] Star Wars: Clone Wars Visual Guide (DK, $19.99). 125,000 copies.
| JULY 28 |
Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann (Ballantine, $23). 150,000 copies.
| JULY 29 |
Last Kiss by Luanne Rice (Bantam, $25). 225,000 copies.
[c] Madam President by Lane Smith (Disney-Hyperion, $16.99). 150,000 copies.
* Fractured by Karin Slaughter (Bantam, $25). 140,000 copies.
[c] Cinderella’s Fairy-Tale Wedding by Lisa Ann Marsoli (Disney Press, $15.99). 125,000 copies.
[c] Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell’s Tea Party by Lara Bergen (Disney Press, $14.99). 125,000 copies.

—With reporting by John Sellers