New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

1 1     HOPE TO DIE, by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross’s family is kidnapped by a madman who wants to turn Cross into a perfect killer.
1       GRAY MOUNTAIN, by John Grisham. A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town, and becomes involved both in real people’s lives and in litigation against the coal mining industry.
1 3     THE ESCAPE, by David Baldacci. John Puller, a special agent with the Army, hunts for his brother, who was convicted of treason and has escaped from prison.
1 4     REVIVAL, by Stephen King. The continuing relationship, over five decades, between a disgraced clergyman who is fascinated by electricity and a drug-addicted musician whom he mentored as a boy.
1 5     TOM CLANCY: FULL FORCE AND EFFECT, by Mark Greaney. A discovery of mineral deposits has changed North Korea’s fortunes and made the country even more of a threat for President Jack Ryan.
1   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 7    THE BURNING ROOM, by Michael Connelly. The Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch and his new partner investigate two long-unsolved cases.
1 8     LEAVING TIME, by Jodi Picoult. After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.
1     FLESH AND BLOOD, by Patricia Cornwell. As the Boston Marathon trial approaches, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the chief medical examiner for the state of Massachusetts, pursues a sniper who may be a vigilante; the 22nd Scarpetta novel.
1 10   EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

NonFiction

1 1     HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.
1    KILLING PATTON, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.
1 3     41, by George W. Bush. The former president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush.
1 4    YES PLEASE, by Amy Poehler. A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, an “S.N.L.” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.”
1 5     WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
1 6    BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
1 7     THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES, by Andy Cohen. One year in the (social) life of the TV producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live.”
1 8     YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP, by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim. The veteran sportscaster, the voice of “Sunday Night Football,” recalls players and games he has observed.
1 9     AS YOU WISH, by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden. The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.
1 10   THE INNOVATORS, by Walter Isaacson. Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.

 

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Last updated: December 15, 2014