New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

1 1     PERSONAL, by Lee Child. Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.
1 2     SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD, by Jan Karon. The Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his native town to find friends and family wrestling with difficulties.
1 3     THE BONE CLOCKS, by David Mitchell. Stories from the medieval Swiss Alps to the 19th-century Australian bush to a hotel in Shanghai to Manhattan in the near future are stitched together.
1 4     THE SECRET PLACE, by Tana French. A clue to a murder on the grounds of a girls’ school in the Dublin suburbs appears on a bulletin board, and Detectives Stephen Moran and Antoinette Conway investigate.
1     THE EYE OF HEAVEN, by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake. The treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo discover a Viking ship in the Arctic ice, full of artifacts from pre-Columbian Mexico.
1 6     COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, by Haruki Murakami. A young man’s difficult coming-of-age.
1 7     THE LONG WAY HOME, by Louise Penny. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, retired from the Sûreté du Québec and settled in the village of Three Pines, searches for a neighbor’s missing husband.
1 8  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  9     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 10     MEAN STREAK, by Sandra Brown. A North Carolina pediatrician is held captive by a mysterious man who forces her to question her life.

NonFiction

1     WHAT IF? (CD), by Randall Munroe. Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
1     UNPHILTERED, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics.
1 3     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     DIARY OF A MAD DIVA, by Joan Rivers. Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
1 5     IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides. An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
1 6     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     THE ORGANIZED MIND, by Daniel J. Levitin. A professor draws on research in neuroscience to explain how organization can help us manage the overwhelming flood of information in our lives.
1 8     THE TEACHER WARS, by Dana Goldstein. A journalist surveys the history of public school teaching and finds that it sheds light on current controversies.
1 9    UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
1 10  THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

 

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Last updated: September 15, 2014