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 08/17 -08/23/2014
 
       
  Fiction (Hardcover)
Non Fiction (Hardcover)  
 
     
 
1.

The Magician's Land

Lev Grossman

Quentin, an exiled magician, tries a risky heist in the final installment of a trilogy.

$27.95

(20% Discount)

 

$22.36

1.

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

(20% Discount)

$23.99

 
   
         
2.

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

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

$26.95

(20% Discount)

 

$21.56

2.

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

 
   
         
3.

The Lost Island

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Gideon Crew, scientist and thief, pursues an extraordinary treasure for his mysterious employer.

$27.00

(20% Discount)

 

$21.60

3.

In the Kingdom of Ice
Hampton Sides

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.

$28.95

(20% Discount)

 

$23.16

 
   
         
4.

Severed Souls

Terry Goodkind

Book 14 of the Sword of Truth series returns to Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

$29.99

(20% Discount)

 

$23.99

4.

The First Family Detail

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. 

$26.00

(20% Discount)

$20.80

 
   
         
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.

$30.00

(20% Discount)

$24.00

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

(20% Discount)

$28.00

 
   
         
6.

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

(20% Discount)

$22.39

6.

A Spy Among Friends

Ben MacIntyre

An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed. 

$27.00

(20% Discount)

$21.60

 
   
         
7.

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

(20% Discount)

$23.16

7.

The Invisible Bridge

Rick Perlstein

Society and politics in America from 1973 to 1976, the years between Nixon’s resignation and the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s ascent.

$37.50

(20% Discount)

 

$30.00

 
   
         
8.

Tom Clansy: Support and Defend
Mark Greaney

 A Dominic Caruso novel, written in the tradition of Clancy, who died in October 2013.

$28.95

(20% Discount)

$23.16

8.

Blood Feud
Edward Klein

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

$27.99

(20% Discount)

 

$22.39

 
   
         
9.

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

 The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II. 

$27.00

(20% Discount)

$21.60

9.

David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell

How disadvantages can work in our favor.

$29.00

(20% Discount)

 

$23.20

 
   

 

   
10.

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

(20% Discount)

$22.40

10.

Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand

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

$28.00

(20% Discount)

 

$22.40

 
   
     
   
         
   
         
     
                 
                 
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.

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

 

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.

Heaven is for Real
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.

 

$16.99

 
   
         
4.

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

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

$14.99

4.

Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed.

 

$16.99

 
   
         
5.

Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James

Daunted by Christian's dark secrets, Anastasia ends their relationship — but desire still dominates her every thought; the second book in a trilogy.

$15.95

5.

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

 
   
         
6.

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

6.

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls

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

 

 

$16.00

 
   
         
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.

The Hot Zone
Richard Preston

The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.

 

$15.95

 
   
         
8.

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

8.

Wild
Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

 

$15.95

 
   
         
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.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

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

 

 

$16.00

 
   
         
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.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Mindy Kaling

The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.

 

 

$14.00

 
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
     
         
     
         
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