New York Times bestsellers

  • Article by: New York Times
  • Updated: July 10, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Top-selling books in the fiction, nonfiction and advice categories

FICTION

1. WICKED BUSINESS, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam, $28.) The Salem, Mass., pastry chef Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, take up a murdered Harvard professor's quest for a powerful ancient relic.

2. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

3. CALICO JOE, by John Grisham. ( Doubleday, $24.95.) A pitcher beans a promising rookie, ending both their careers; years later, the pitcher's son brings them together.

4. THE MISSION TO PARIS, by Alan Furst. (Random House, $27.) In Paris in 1938, an actor stumbles into the clutches of Nazi conspirators who want to exploit his celebrity.

5. CANADA, by Richard Ford. (Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99.) A boy takes refuge in Saskatchewan after his parents commit a robbery.

6. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R.R. Martin. (Bantam, $35.) After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of "A Song of Ice and Fire."

7. THE INNOCENT, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.99.) A hit man who has become a target of the government rescues a teenage girl whose parents have been murdered.

8(x). THE STORM, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. (Putnam, $27.95.) In the 10th NUMA Files novel, Kurt Austin and his team battle a plan to change the world's weather.

9. THE THIRD GATE, by Lincoln Child. (Doubleday, $25.95.) Professor Jeremy Logan, an "enigmalogist," is called to Egypt to assist at a pharaoh's newly discovered tomb.

10. PORCH LIGHTS, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) When the widow of a New York City firefighter returns to her Lowcountry South Carolina home, she connects with her mother and the widower next door.

NONFICTION

1. THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein. (Regnery, $27.95.) A journalist argues that President Obama is callow and unable to lead.

2. COWARDS, by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, $28.) The radio host and founder of GBTV discusses 13 lies that politicians, academics and the media perpetuate. (b)

3. WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf, $25.95.) A woman's account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

4. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.) An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his bomber went down over the Pacific.

5. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

6. THE GREAT DESTROYER, by David Limbaugh. (Regnery, $29.95.) The talk show host's brother, a lawyer and columnist, describes the president's "war on the Republic." (b)

7. IT WORKED FOR ME, by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Rules for effective leadership from the four-star general and former secretary of state.

8. BARACK OBAMA, by David Maraniss. (Simon & Schuster, $32.50.) An account of the president's family background and coming-of-age shows the forces that shaped him.

9(x). UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, by Edward Conard. (Portfolio/Penguin Group, $27.95.) A former managing director of Bain Capital argues that growing income inequality shows the U.S. economy is working. (b)

10. AN AMERICAN SON, by Marco Rubio. (Sentinel, $26.95.) The Florida senator's memoir.

ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS

1. THE SKINNY RULES, by Bob Harper with Greg Critser. (Ballantine, $26.) The star of "The Biggest Loser" lays out "principles for getting to thin."

2. THE TOOLS, by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. (Spiegel & Grau, $25.) Techniques for changing your problems into courage, confidence and creativity.

3. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION, by Mark Hyman. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Naming insulin resistance as a cause of diabetes and obesity, the author offers a plan for losing weight and preventing disease.

4(x). AMERICAN GROWN, by Michelle Obama. (Crown, $30.) The story of the White House kitchen garden and gardens across the country.

5. WHEAT BELLY, by William Davis. (Rodale, $25.99.) An examination of wheat in modern diets and an argument for its elimination.

Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended June 23 at thousands of venues nationwide. An (x) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders.

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