New York Times Bestsellers: December 16, 2013

Fiction

1 1   COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. President Jack Ryan and his son, a covert intelligence expert, try to counter a Russian threat in Tom Clancy’s last novel before his death.
1 2  SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
1   THE GODS OF GUILT, by Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller, a.k.a. the Lincoln lawyer, defends a “digital pimp” accused of murder. Outside the courtroom, he confronts killers, crooked cops and an angry daughter.
1 4  DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a spectacular gift.
1   CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson. Alex Cross’s family is threatened by a genius intent on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
1 6   THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. A small Michigan town is transformed when its residents receive phone calls said to be from heaven.
1 7   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 8   TAKEDOWN TWENTY, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.
1 9  KING AND MAXWELL, by David Baldacci. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, scrutinize a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.
1 10   INFERNO, by Dan Brown. The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

NonFiction

1   THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
1 2   KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.
1 3  GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
1 4  DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
1 5  MIRACLES AND MASSACRES, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck. Little-known stories from the American past.
1 6   THE BULLY PULPIT, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, the author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” turns her attention to the early 20th century. She focuses on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, friends and later rivals, and on the activities of the muckraking press.
1   HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.
1 8  I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.
1 9  SI-COLOGY 101, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach. Tales from Phil’s youngest brother, retired from the Army, who works in the Duck Commander workshop.
1 10  ONE SUMMER, by Bill Bryson. The author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” describes the events of the summer of 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the great Mississippi flood.