N.Y. Times bestsellers


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


1. (1) Takedown Twenty, Janet Evanovic.

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.

2. (1) King and Maxwell, David Baldacci.

Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents, scrutinize a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.

3. (5) Sycamore Row, John Grisham.

A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

4. (2) The First Phone Call From Heaven, Mitch Albom.

A small Michigan town is transformed when its residents receive phone calls said to be from heaven.

5. (5) The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt.

A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

6. (2) Dust, Patricia Cornwell.

The murder of a computer engineer at MIT leads Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in unexpected directions.

7. (9) Doctor Sleep, Stephen King.

Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.

8. (3) The Valley of Amazement, Amy Tan.

The author of “The Joy Luck Club” follows mother and daughter courtesans over four decades.

9. (4) S., Doug Dorst.

In a project conceived by writer and director J.J. Abrams, the facsimile of a novel published in 1949 encodes a mystery.

10. (10) The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks.

The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.


1. (5) Things That Matter, Charles Krauthammer.

Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

2. (9) Killing Jesus, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

The host of “The O'Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

3. (1) Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck.

Little-known stories from the American past.

4. (3) George Washington’s Secret Six, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.

The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.

5. (3) The Bully Pulpit, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.

6. (8) David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell.

How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

7. (7) I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb.

From the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

8. (12) Si-Cology, Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach.

Tales from Phil’s youngest brother, who works in the Duck Commander workshop.

9. (2) Good Tidings and Great Joy, Sarah Palin.

The former vice presidential candidate urges Americans to keep Christ in Christmas.

10. (1) Five Days in November, Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin.

Recollections from the Secret Service agent who tried to protect President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, with 150 photographs.

Paperback Fiction

1. (1) Notorious Nineteen, Janet Evanovich.

2. (59) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card.

3. (4) A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin.

4. (3) Poseidon’s Arrow, Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.

5. (13) The Racketeer, John Grisham.

6. (1) Hunting Eve, Iris Johansen.

7. (3) Touch and Go, Lisa Gardner.

8. (4) Private: #1 Suspect, James Patterson.

9. (5) Angels at the Table, Debbie Macomber.

10. (133) Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin.

Paperback Nonfiction

1. (57) Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander.

2. (43) Quiet, Susan Cain.

3. (19) Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman.

4. (129) Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.

5. (34) Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson.

6. (41) America the Beautiful, Ben Carson with Candy Carson.

7. (35) Wild, Cheryl Strayed.

8. (158) Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.

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

10. (34) Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman.

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