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 09/21 -09/27/2014
 
       
  Fiction (Hardcover)
Non Fiction (Hardcover)  
 
     
 
1.

Personal

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. 

$28.00

(20% Discount)

$22.40

1.

What If?

Randall Munroe

 Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

$24.00

(20% Discount)

$19.20

 
   
         
2.

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Jan Karon

The Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his native town to find friends and family wrestling with difficulties. 

$27.95

(20% Discount)

$22.36

2.

13 Hours

Mitchell Zuckoff

 Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called  the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

$28.00

(20% Discount)

$22.40

 
   
         
3.

Festive in Death
J.D. Robb

At Christmas, Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a narcissistic personal trainer; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

$27.95

(20% Discount)

$22.36

3.

Waking Up

Sam Harris

This exploration of consciousness by the author of “The End of Faith” proposes that spirituality can and should be divorced from religion.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

$20.80

 
   
         
4.

The Children Act

Ian McEwan

A judge wrestles with a challenging case and a crisis in her marriage. 

$25.00

(20% Discount)

 

$20.00

4.

World Order
Hery Kissinger

The elder statesman offers a view of how to build an international order in today’s world.

$36.00

(20% Discount)

$28.80

 
   
         
5.

The Witch with No Name

Kim Harrison

The final book of the Hollows series.  

$26.99

(20% Discount)

 

$21.59

5.

Diary of a Mad Diva

Joan Rivers

Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities. 

$26.95

(20% Discount)

$21.56

 
   
         
6.

The Bone Clocks

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.

$30.00

(20% Discount)

$24.00

6.

Unphiltered

Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach

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

$25.99

(20% Discount)

 

$20.79

 
   
         
7.

The Secret Place

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. 

$27.95

(20% Discount)

 

$22.36

7.

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

(20% Discount)

$20.76

 
   
         
8.

The King's Curse

Philippa Gregory

As chief lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, Margaret Pole is torn between the queen and her husband, Henry VIII.

$28.99

(20% Discount)

$23.19

8.

Off the Sidelines

Kirsten Gillibrand

The New York senator tells her personal story and urges women to become more involved in politics.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

 

$20.80

 
   
         
9.

The Eye of Heaven

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.

$28.95

(20% Discount)

$23.16

9.

In the Kingdom of Ice
Hampton Sides

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.

$28.95

(20% Discount)

 

$23.16

 
   

 

   
10.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Maruki Murakami

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

$25.70

(20% Discount)

 

$20.56

10.

The Roosevelts
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

A companion volume to the PBS series examines the lives of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin.

$60.00

(20% Discount)

 

$48.00

 
   
     
   
         
   
         
     
                 
                 
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.

Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand

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

$16.00

 
   
         
2.

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

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

$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.

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

3.

Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed.

 

$16.99

 
   
         
4.

Sycamore Row
John Grisham

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

 

$16.00

4.

Wild
Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

$15.95

 
   
         
5.

Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James

An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in a trilogy.

$15.95

5.

Heaven is for Real
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.

 

$16.99

 
   
         
6.

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

6.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

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

 

$16.00

 
   
         
7.

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

The first volume of the series featuring Jamie Fraser, an 18th-century Scottish warrior, and Claire Randall, a World War II-era nurse who has been sucked back across two centuries to be at his side; first published in 1991

$18.00

7.

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

 
   
         
8.

The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks

Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

$14.99

8.

The Heart of Everything that Is
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

A biography of the influential Sioux leader Red Cloud examines his military prowess and the Plains Indians’ changing way of life.

$17.00

 
   
         
9.

This is where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper

A quirky family gathers for the Jewish ritual of sitting shiva after the death of its patriarch.

$16.00

9.

Zealot
Reza Aslan

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

$18.00

 
   
         
10.

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi adichie

Young and in love, Ifemelu and Obinze leave military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Ifemelu finds academic success in America, while Obinze plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

$15.95

10.

The Bully Pulpit
Doris Kearns Goodwin

An analysis of the relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.

 

$22.00

 
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
     
         
     
         
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