New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

1 1     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 2     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 3     ACT OF WAR, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.
1 4     CUT AND THRUST, by Stuart Woods. Complications abound as the New York lawyer Stone Barrington attends a political convention in Los Angeles.
1 5    INVISIBLE, by James Patterson and David Ellis.  Searching for her sister’s killer, a former F.B.I. researcher finds a link between scores of apparently unconnected unsolved cases. Now she must convince her boss and her former boyfriend that this killer is real.
1 6   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 7     THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith. The private detective Cormoran Strike steps in when the author of a roman à clef set in literary London is murdered
1 8    TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a dealer who sells more than used cars, while she juggles Joe Morelli, the sexy cop, and the security expert Ranger.
1 9     WAYFARING STRANGER, by James Lee Burke. A man’s life is traced over decades, starting with his encounter, at age 16, with Bonnie and Clyde.
1   10     MR. MERCEDES, by Stephen King. A driver plows into a crowd, killing eight. The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.

NonFiction

1 1    UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
1 2     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 3     BLOOD FEUD, by Edward Klein. A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.
1 4     THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR, by Marja Mills. The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.
1 5     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 6      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 7    CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, by Thomas Piketty. A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality.
1      THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”
1 9   DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. How disadvantages can work in our favor.
1 10   FACTORY MAN, by Beth Macy. The story of a Virginia factory owner’s resistance to offshoring illustrates the effects of globalization on American workers.

 

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Last updated: July 28, 2014