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 08/31 -09/06/2014
 
       
  Fiction (Hardcover)
Non Fiction (Hardcover)  
 
     
 
1.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Maruki Murakami

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

$25.70

(20% Discount)

 

 

$20.56

1.

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

 
   
         
2.

Adultery

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.” 

$24.95

(20% Discount)

$19.96

2.

The Organized Mind

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.

$27.95

(20% Discount)

$22.36

 
   
         
3.

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

3.

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

 
   
         
4.

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

4.

In the Kingdom of Ice
Hampton Sides

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.

$28.95

(20% Discount)

 

$23.16

 
   
         
5.

Mean Streak

Sandra Brown

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

$26.00

(20% Discount)

 

$20.80

5.

The Way Forward

Paul Ryan

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

$27.00

(20% Discount)

$21.60

 
   
         
6.

We are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas

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

$28.00

(20% Discount)

$22.40

6.

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

 
   
         
7.

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

7.

Excellent Sheep
William Deresiewics

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.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

$20.80

 
   
         
8.

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

8.

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

 
   
         
9.

The 6th Extinction

James Rollins

The 10th Sigma Force novel offers Nazis, an ancient secret, a ticking nuclear clock and alien life-forms.

$27.99

(20% Discount)

$22.39

9.

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

 

 
   

 

   
10.

Love Letters
Debbie Macomber

  Three couples struggle with intimacy one summer at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

 

$20.80

10.

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

 
   
     
   
         
   
         
     
                 
                 
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.

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

4.

Heaven is for Real
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.

 

$16.99

 
   
         
5.

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

5.

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls

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

 

 

$16.00

 
   
         
6.

Sycamore Row
John Grisham

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

 

$16.00

6.

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

 
   
         
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.

A Long Way Gone
Ishmael Beah

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

 

$13.00

 
   
         
8.

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

 

8.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

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

 

$16.00

 
   
         
9.

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

9.

Wild
Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

 

$15.95

 
   
         
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 Hot Zone
Richard Preston

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

 

 

$15.95

 
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
     
         
     
         
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