New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

1 1     COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, by Haruki Murakami. A young man’s difficult coming-of-age.
1 2     LOVE LETTERS, by Debbie Macomber. Three couples struggle with intimacy one summer at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn.
1 3     THE 6TH EXTINCTION, by James Rollins. The 10th Sigma Force novel offers Nazis, an ancient secret, a ticking nuclear clock and alien life-forms.
1 4     BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?
1 5   THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt.  A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
1 6     THE HEIST, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.
1 7     THE BOOK OF LIFE, by Deborah Harkness. In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.
1 8     ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
1 9     THE LOST ISLAND, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Gideon Crew, scientist and thief, pursues an extraordinary treasure for his mysterious employer.
1 10     THE MAGICIAN’S LAND, by Lev Grossman. Quentin, an exiled magician, tries a risky heist in the final installment of a trilogy.

NonFiction

1 1     AMERICA, by Dinesh D’Souza. A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.
1 2      ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.
1 3     IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides. An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
1 4     THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL, by Ronald Kessler. A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings.
1 5     DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. How disadvantages can work in our favor.
1 6     A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, by Ben Macintyre. An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.
1 7     HARD CHOICES, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state and her views about the American role in the world.
1 8    UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
1 9     BLOOD FEUD, by Edward Klein. A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.
1 10     THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, by Rick Perlstein. Society and politics in America from 1973 to 1976, the years between Nixon’s resignation and the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s ascent.

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Last updated: August 26, 2014