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Best Sellers

 Last Updated August 21, 2015

Fiction  or  Non-Fiction

 

FICTION BEST SELLERS

1.

GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee.

In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns home to Macomb find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.

2.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins.

A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

3.

ALERT, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

Detective Michael Bennett and the F.B.I.'s Emily Parker must save New York City from a deadly threat.

4.

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; the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.  

5.

CIRCLING THE SUN, by Paula Mclain.

A novel by the author of "The Paris Wife" about Beryl Markham: raised in Kenya, a horse trainer and aviatrix and the lover of Denys Finch Hatton.

6.

THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah.

Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

7.

LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, by Jessica Knoll.

The life of a cutthroat and successful New York magazine writer is shaken when secrets from her past are revealed during the filming of a documentary about a shooting at the prestigious high school she attended.

8.

WIND/PINBALL, by Haruki Murakami.

Two newly translated short novels from the beginning of Murakami's career — "Hear the Wind Sing" and "Pinball, 1973."

9.

THE ENGLISH SPY, by Daniel Silva.

Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.

10.

DRAGONBANE, by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

In the 26th Dark-Hunter novel, ancient enemies battle.

11.

THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES, by Alice Hoffman.

The fictionalized life of Rachel Pomié, a 19th-century Jewish woman on the island of St. Thomas, whose son Camille Pissaro became a leading Impressionist painter.

12.

CODE OF CONDUCT, by Brad Thor.

In Thor’s 15th thriller, the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes a deadly assignment set in motion by a leaked video.

13.

DEADLY ASSETS, by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.

The Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne looks for a pattern in a series of murders; a Badge of Honor novel.

14.

THE RUMOR, by Elin Hilderbrand.

Two friends on Nantucket must deal with damaging gossip about themselves and their husbands.

15.

BADLANDS, by C. J. Box.

Detective Cassie Dewell must deal with a drug-gang war in a North Dakota oil boomtown, where a paperboy has accidentally taken possession of a shipment.

 

NONFICTION BEST SELLERS

1.

PLUNDER AND DECEIT, by Mark R. Levin.

The talk-radio host urges young Americans to resist the statist masterminds who, he says, are burdening them with debt and inferior education.

2.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

3.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, by David McCullough.

The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

4.

MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg.

The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

5.

MY FIGHT / YOUR FIGHT, by Ronda Rousey with Maria Burns Ortiz.

The U.F.C. women's bantamweight champion and Olympic judo medalist describes her struggles to succeed.

6.

BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande.

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

7.

DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson.

The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915.

8.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Holly Madison.

Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

9.

THE ROAD TO CHARACTER, by David Brooks.

The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.

10.

SICK IN THE HEAD, by Judd Apatow.

Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

11.

THE OREGON TRAIL, by Rinker Buck.

The author and his brother travel 2,000 miles by mule and wagon from Missouri to Oregon.

12.

BARBARIAN DAYS, by William Finnegan.

This surfing chronicle and memoir by a New Yorker writer celebrates a lifelong obsession.

13.

VOICES IN THE OCEAN, by Susan Casey.

The study of dolphins: the research on their brains, their cultural significance and the current threats against them.

14.

ELON MUSK, by Ashlee Vance.

Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like SpaceX.

15.

BLACKOUT, by Sarah Hepola.

A memoir of alcohol addiction and recovery.


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