There are a lot of Bestseller lists out there. The most popular ones are the the New York Times Bestseller List and the Indie best seller list.

BOOKS PLUS likes to refer to the New York Times Bestseller list. This list is based on reports from hundreds of independent bookstores across America.

 
 
 
 
             
                     
 
BESTSELLERS                           For the Week of 07/27 -08/02/2014
 
       
  Fiction (Hardcover)
Non Fiction (Hardcover)  
 
     
 
1.

Book of Life

Deborah Harkness

In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.

$28.95

(25% Discount)

$21.71

1.

Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand

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

$28.00

(25% Discount)

 

 

$21.00

 
   
         
2.

The Heist

Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.

$27.99

(25% Discount)

$20.99

2.

America

Dinesh D'Souza

A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.

$29.99

(25% Discount)

$22.49

 
   
         
3.

Act of War

Brad Thor

The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.

$27.99

(25% Discount)

$20.99

3.

Blood Feud
Edward Klein

A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

$27.99

(25% Discount)

 

$20.99

 
   
         
4.

Cut and Thrust

Stuart Woods

Complications abound as the New York lawyer Stone Barrington attends a political convention in Los Angeles.

$26.95

(25% Discount)

$20.21

4.

The Mockingbird Next Door

Marja Mills

The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.

$27.95

(25% Discount)

 

$20.96

 
   
         
5.

Invisible

James Patterson and David Ellis

Searching for her sister’s killer, a former F.B.I. researcher finds a link between scores of apparently unconnected unsolved cases. Now she must convince her boss and her former boyfriend that this killer is real.

$28.00

(25% Discount)

$21.00

5.

Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state and her views about the American role in the world.

$35.00

(25% Discount)

 

 

$26.25

 
   
         
6.

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.

$30.00

(25% Discount)

 

$22.50

6.

One Nation
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.

$25.95

(25% Discount)

$19.46

 
   
         
7.

The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith

The private detective Cormoran Strike steps in when the author of a roman à clef set in literary London is murdered

$28.00

(25% Discount)

$21.00

7.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty

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

$39.95

(25% Discount)

$29.96

 
   
         
8.

Top Secret Twenty-One
Janet Evanovich

The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a dealer who sells more than used cars, while she juggles Joe Morelli, the sexy cop, and the security expert Ranger.

$28.00

(25% Discount)

$21.00

8.

Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt

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

$28.99

(25% Discount)

 

 

$21.74

 
   
         
9.

Wayfaring Stranger

James Lee Burke

A man’s life is traced over decades, starting with his encounter, at age 16, with Bonnie and Clyde.

$27.99

(25% Discount)

$20.99

9.

David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell

How disadvantages can work in our favor.

$29.00

(25% Discount)

 

$21.75

 
   

 

   
10.

Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King

A driver plows into a crowd at a job fair, killing eight. The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.

$30.00

(25% Discount)

$22.50

10.

Factory Man

Beth Macy

The story of a Virginia factory owner’s resistance to offshoring illustrates the effects of globalization on American workers. 

$28.00

(25% Discount)

$21.00

 
   
     
   
         
   
         
     
                 
                 
Fiction (Paperback)
Non Fiction (Paperback)  
 
     
 
1.

Gone Girl
Gillian Flyn

A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?

$16.99

 

1.

Orange is the new Black
Piper Kerman

A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.

 

$16.00

 

 
   
         
2.

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline

 A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s. 

$14.99

 

2.

The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown

 A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin summer Olympic Games.

$17.00

 
   
         
3.

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny.

$14.99

3.

Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed.

 

$16.99

 

 
   
         
4.

The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith

The struggling detective and former military man Cormoran Strike investigates a London supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

$18.00

 

4.

Heaven is for Real
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.

 

 

$16.99

 
   
         
5.

And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini

A multigenerational family saga, by the author of “The Kite Runner,” centering on a brother and sister from a remote, impoverished village in Afghanistan.

$16.00

5.

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.

 

$16.00

 
   
         
6.

Me Before You
Jojo Moyes

A young woman who has barely been farther afield than her English village finds herself while caring for a wealthy, embittered quadriplegic.

$16.00

6.

A long Way Gone
Ishmael Beah

A former child soldier's killing spree and return to humanity.

 

$13.00

 

 
   
         
7.

Dark Places
Gillian Flynn

A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.

$14.00

7.

Wild
Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

$15.95

 
   
         
8.

The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan

The author of “The Joy Luck Club” follows mother and daughter courtesans over four decades, from the lavish parlors of Shanghai to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.

$16.99

8.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

The science behind how we form, and break, habits.

 

 

$16.00

 
   
         
9.

Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn

Fresh from a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a newspaper reporter returns (reluctantly) to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls.

$14.00

9.

Quiet

Susan Cain

Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

 

$16.00

 
   
         
10.

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

A 19th-century botanist’s pursuits take her to Tahiti and deep into the mysteries of evolution; by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”

$17.00

10.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Mindy Kaling

The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.

 

$14.00

 
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
     
         
     
         
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