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 10/26 -11/01/2014
 
       
  Fiction (Hardcover)
Non Fiction (Hardcover)  
 
     
 
1.

Leaving Time

Jodi Picoult

After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.

$28.00

(20% Discount)

$22.40

1.

Killing Patton

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

$30.00

(20% Discount)

 

$24.00

 
   
         
2.

Deadline

John Sandford

Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.

$27.95

(20% Discount)

$22.36

2.

Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham

A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”

$28.00

(20% Discount)

$22.40

 
   
         
3.

Edge of Eternity

Ken Follett

Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.   

$36.00

(20% Discount)

$24.00

3.

As You Wish

Cary Elwes with Joe Layden

  The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

 

$20.80

 
   
         
4.

Burn
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.

$28.00

(20% Discount)

 

$22.40

4.

Being Mortal
Atul Gawande

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

$26.00

(20% Discount)

$20.80

 
   
         
5.

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

5.

The Innovators
Walter Isaacson

Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.

$35.00

(20% Discount)

 

$28.00

 
   
         
6.

Lila

Marylynne Robinson

The difficult early life of the woman who becomes the wife of the widower and minister John Ames; a back story to "Gilead."

$26.00

(20% Discount)

$20.80

6.

Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris with David Javerbaum

The actor’s life story is structured as a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

 

$20.80

 
   
         
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.

Worthy Fights

Leon Panetta

 The writer's experience in the Obama administration as director of the C.I.A. and secretary of defense. 

$36.00

(20% Discount)

 

$28.80

 
   
         
8.

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

8.

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

 
   
         
9.

Some Luck

Jane Smiley

The lives of an Iowa farm family between 1920 and 1953; the first volume of a trilogy.

$26.95

(20% Discount)

$21.56

9.

Stop the Coming Civil War
Michael Savage

The radio host urges true patriots to save the country from the machinations of the left.

$26.00

(20% Discount)

$20.80

 
   

 

   
10.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

The hero of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about love, good and evil is a P.O.W. working on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II.

$26.95

(20% Discount)

$21.56

10.

Rocks
Joe Perry with Davit Ritz

A memoir by the Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter.

$27.99

(20% Discount)

 

 

$22.39

 
   
     
   
         
   
         
     
                 
                 
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.

Rise of ISIS
Jay Sekulow with Jordan Sekulow and others

An examination of the jihadist group and a warning about its dangers.

 

$12.99

 
   
         
2.

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

2.

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

 
   
         
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.

The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown

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

$17.00

 
   
         
4.

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

4.

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

 
   
         
5.

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

5.

Wild
Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

$15.95

 

 
   
         
6.

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

 

6.

Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

 

$16.99

 
   
         
7.

The Target
David Baldacci

As the government hit man Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel, prepare for a mission, they're stalked by a new adversary.

$16.00

7.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

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

 

$16.00

 
   
         
8.

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

8.

American Sniper
Chris Kyle withScott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.

$15.99

 
   
         
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.

Quit
Susan Cain

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

$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.

This is the story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett

A collection of essays by the novelist.

 

 

$15.99

 
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
     
         
     
         
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