Best sellers

  • Updated: July 17, 2012 - 5:26 PM

FICTION

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

2. WICKED BUSINESS, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam, $28.) Salem, Mass., pastry chef Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, take up a quest for a powerful ancient relic.

3. BLOODLINE, by James Rollins. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $27.99.) A deadly rescue mission in the African jungle and a clinic bombing in South Carolina both reveal a dangerous conspiracy; a Sigma Force novel.

4. SUMMERLAND, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown, $26.99.) The aftereffects of a deadly automobile crash in Nantucket.

5. 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.

6. THE AGE OF MIRACLES, by Karen Thompson Walker. (Random House, $26.) A girl comes of age as an apocalypse caused by a slowing of the earth's rotation looms.

7. 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.

8. 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."

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

10. 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.

NONFICTION

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

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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)

6(x). 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.

7. YES, CHEF, by Marcus Samuelsson. (Random House, $27.) The award-winning chef discusses his career and recalls growing up as an Ethiopian child adopted by a Swedish family.

8 (x). BECOMING SISTER WIVES, by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown. (Gallery, $25.) The stars of the TLC reality show describe their polygamous marriage. (b)

9. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, by Rielle Hunter. (BenBella, $24.95.) John Edwards' mistress and the mother of his child tells her version of their story. (b)

10. 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.

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

3. THE 17 DAY DIET, by Mike Moreno. (Free Press, $25.) Four cycles to help you burn fat every day. (b)

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

5. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION, by Mark Hyman. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A plan that names insulin resistance as a cause of diabetes and obesity.

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

 

Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended June 30 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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