New York Times bestsellers


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


1. (1) How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sret du Qubec seeks a refuge in the tiny mountain village of Three Pines.

2. (7) The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith.

Struggling detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

3. (16) Inferno. Dan Brown.

Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

4. (4) Mistress , James Patterson and David Ellis.

When he begins to investigate a friend’s mysterious death, a man discovers that she was leading a double life.

5. (15) And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini. )

A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan.

6. (1) The Whole Enchilada, Diane Mott Davidson.

Someone is stalking caterer and sleuth Goldy Schulz.

7. (1) Bones of the Lost, by Kathy Reichs.

The investigation of a hit-and-run leads the forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan into the world of human trafficking; the 16th novel in the series behind the show “Bones.”

8. (65) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.

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

9. (2) Night Film, Marisha Pessl.

Investigators pursue a master horror film auteur after his daughter is found dead.

10. (2) The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon.

A young clairvoyant discovers her powers in a dystopian England in 2059.


1. (1) The Liberty Amendments, Mark R. Levin.

The talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation offers 11 proposals for returning to America’s founding principles.

2. (7) Zealot, Reza Aslan.

A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.

3. (7) This Town, Mark Leibovich.

An examination of Washington’s “media-industrial complex” by the chief national correspondent for The Times Magazine.

4. (25) Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell.

The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence

5. (17) Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach.

The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

6. (4) Lawrence in Arabia, Scott Anderson.

A history of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I focuses on T.E. Lawrence and other adventurers.

7. (2) Exposed, Jane Velez-Mitchell.

The story of Jodi Arias, who was convicted of murdering her boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

8. (3) The Butler. Wil Haygood.

The story of Eugene Allen, a butler who served presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.

9. (144) Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand.

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his bomber went down over the Pacific.

10. (22) The Duck Commander Family, Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach.

Behind the scenes at the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”

Paperback Fiction

1. (1) The Hero, Robyn Carr.

2. (1) the Racketeer, John Grisham.

3. (1) Big Sky Wedding, Linda Lael Miller.

4. (1) Deception Cove, Jayne Castle.

5. (1) The Forgotten, David Baldacci.

6. (46) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card..

7. (1) The Arrangement, Mary Balogh.

8. (2) The Last Man, Vince Flynn..

9. (5) The Inn at Rose Harbor, Debbie Macomber.

10. (1)Against the Mar, Kat Martin. .

Paperback Nonfiction

1. (45) Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander

2. (7) Orange is the New Black. Piper Kerman.

3. (130) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot. .

4. (117) Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.

5. (327) The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls.

6. (31) Quiet, Susan Cain.

7. (23) Wild, Cheryl Strayed.

8. (9) How Children Succeed, Paul Tough.

9. (4) Brain on Fire, Susannah Cahalan.

10. (66) The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander.

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