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Best Sellers

 Last Updated September 17, 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.

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. 

4.

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. 

5.

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.

6.

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

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

7.

THE LONG WAY HOME, by Louise Penny.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, retired from the Sûreté du Québec and settled in the village of Three Pines, searches for a neighbor’s missing husband.

8.

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.

9.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty.

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

10.

MEAN STREAK, by Sandra Brown.

A North Carolina pediatrician is held captive by a mysterious man who forces her to question her life. 

11.

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. 

12.

DARK BLOOD, by Christine Feehan.

In Book 26 (and part of a sub-trilogy) of the Dark series, Zev, an elite warrior, wonders about the future of the Carpathians.

13.

SON OF NO ONE, by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Book 18 of the Dark-Hunter novels finds Cadegan, who has been damned for centuries, in pursuit of Josette Landry. 

14.

WE ARE NOT OURSELVES, by Matthew Thomas.

Three generations of a New York Irish-American family wrestle with economic and domestic aspirations and, finally, with a terrible disease. 

15.

ADULTERY, by Paulo Coelho.

A married journalist, depressed by boredom, risks everything when she embarks on an affair with a former boyfriend; by the Brazilian writer, the author of “The Alchemist.”

 

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.

UNPHILTERED, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach.

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

3.

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.

4.

DIARY OF A MAD DIVA, by Joan Rivers.

Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.

5.

IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides.

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong. 

6.

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. 

7.

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.

8.

THE TEACHER WARS, by Dana Goldstein.

A journalist surveys the history of public school teaching and finds that it sheds light on current controversies.

9.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand.

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

10.

THINK LIKE A FREAK, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

11.

THE WAY FORWARD, by Paul Ryan.

The Wisconsin representative and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee tells his personal story and describes plans to make government “simpler, smaller, smarter.” 

12.

DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell.

How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of "The Tipping Point."

13.

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, by Thomas Piketty.

A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.

14.

THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL, by Ronald Kessler.

A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings. 

15.

EXCELLENT SHEEP, by William Deresiewicz.

A former professor argues that college should be a time for self-discovery and denounces anxious, hoop-jumping students on a track from elite universities to Wall Street.


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