N.Y. Times bestsellers for the week

 

Key: 1.=Rank; (2)=Weeks on list

Fiction

1. (1) Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs

A shape shifter seeks assistance from an unlikely ally when her mate, a werewolf, is abducted.

2. (1) The Striker, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

In 1902 a detective discovers that provocateurs are causing trouble in the coal mines.

3. . (2) The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult

A baker hears two Holocaust stories: her grandmother’s story of survival and the confessions of an elderly German man.

4. (3) Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson

While Alex Cross pursues a Washington serial killer (or killers?), someone is after him.

5, (4) A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy

Guests visit an inn by the sea on Ireland’s west coast; the final book by Binchy, who died in 2012.

6. (40) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

7. (1) Damascus Countdown, Joel C. Rosenberg

A CIA operative searches for nuclear warheads that survived an Israeli attack on Iraq.

8. (1) The Chance, Karen Kingsbury

Teenage friends, separated by a move, come together as adults to see whether they can find love.

9. (2) Calculated in Death, J.D. Robb

Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the death of a successful accountant.

10. (1) The Last Threshold, R.A. Salvatore

Book 4 of the fantasy Neverwinter Saga.

Nonfiction

1. (1) Sum It Up, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins

A memoir by the longtime coach of the Lady Vols, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

2. (2) Salt Sugar Fat, Michael Moss

A New York Times reporter reveals how food companies use science to encourage us to consume more of their products.

3. (23) Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy.

4. (8) My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor

Author recalls growing up in the Bronx, working for the Manhattan district attorney’s office and becoming a federal judge.

5. (27) American Sniper, Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

A Navy SEAL discusses his childhood, marriage and battlefield experiences.

6. (3)The Soundtrack of My Life, Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis

A memoir by the powerful music company executive.

7. (27) No Easy Day, Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

Account by an ex-Navy SEAL of the mission that killed bin Laden.

8. (76) Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

9. (4) Coolidge, Amity Shlaes

The 30th president is reclaimed as a conservative hero in this biography.

10. (12) Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand

Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

Paperback Fiction

1. (2) The Innocent, David Baldacci)

2. (2) Defending Jacob, William Landay

3. (2) You Don’t Want to Know, Lisa Jackson

4. (26) Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks

5. (1) The Thief, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

6. (2) Immortal Ever After, Lynsay Sands

7. (2) Return to Willow Lake, Susan Wiggs

8. (4) Stay Close, Harlan Coben

9. (2) Heart of Texas: Volume 1, Debbie Macomber

10. (96) A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Paperback Nonfiction

1. (20) Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander

2. (6) American Sniper, Chris Kyle

3. (4) America the Beautiful, Ben Carson with Candy Carson

4. (6) Quiet, Susan Cain

5. (1) Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson

6. (121) Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

7. (62) Bossypants, Tina Fey

8. (1) Drift, Rachel Maddow

9. (33) Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, the Countess of Carnarvon

10. (105) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

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