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Best Sellers

 Last Updated September 24, 2014

Fiction  or  Non-Fiction

 

FICTION BEST SELLERS

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. 

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.

3.

FESTIVE IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb.

At Christmas, Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a narcissistic personal trainer; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously. 

4.

THE CHILDREN ACT, by Ian McEwan.

A judge wrestles with a challenging case and a crisis in her marriage. 

5.

THE WITCH WITH NO NAME, by Kim Harrison.

The final book of the Hollows series. 

6.

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. 

7.

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. 

8.

THE KING'S CURSE, by Philippa Gregory.

As chief lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, Margaret Pole is torn between the queen and her husband, Henry VIII.

9.

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.

10.

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, by Haruki Murakami.

A young man’s difficult coming-of-age.

11.

ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT, by Reed Farrel Coleman.

Jesse Stone confronts a murder and kidnapping in Paradise, Mass.; a continuation of the series by Parker, who died in 2010. 

12.

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. 

13.

THE MONOGRAM MURDERS, by Sophie Hannah.

A mystery featuring Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot, a British writer of psychological thrillers.

14.

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.

15.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty.

Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

 

NONFICTION BEST SELLERS

1.

WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe.

Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

2.

13 HOURS, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team.

Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called  the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

3.

WAKING UP, by Sam Harris.

This exploration of consciousness by the author of “The End of Faith” proposes that spirituality can and should be divorced from religion.

4.

WORLD ORDER, by Henry Kissinger.

The elder statesman offers a view of how to build an international order in today’s world.

5.

DIARY OF A MAD DIVA, by Joan Rivers.

Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.

6.

UNPHILTERED, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach.

What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics. 

7.

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.

8.

OFF THE SIDELINES, by Kirsten Gillibrand.

The New York senator tells her personal story and urges women to become more involved in politics. 

9.

IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides.

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong. 

10.

THE ROOSEVELTS, by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns.

A companion volume to the PBS series examines the lives of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin.

11.

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.

12.

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. 

13.

I'LL DRINK TO THAT, by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley.

A memoir of life unsophisticated New York by Bergdorf Goodman's legendary personal shopper.

14.

ELVIS AND GINGER, by Ginger Alden.

Elvis Presley’s last love describes their relationship.

15.

DATACLYSM, by Christian Rudder. (Crown.) What data from social media reveal about human nature.


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