New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: July 31, 2012 - 4:22 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction, advice, how-to and miscellaneous

FICTION

1. SHADOW OF NIGHT, by Deborah Harkness. (Viking, $28.95.) An Oxford scholar/witch and a vampire geneticist pursue history, secrets and each other in Elizabethan London.

2. I, MICHAEL BENNETT, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A New York detective takes refuge with his 10 children in an upstate cabin.

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

4. BACKFIRE, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam, $26.95.) FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock investigate the murder of a judge.

5. THE NEXT BEST THING, by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, $26.99.) A young woman who moves to Hollywood to make it in television finds success, but her life remains complicated.

6. 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.

7(x). THE GREAT ESCAPE, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) A young woman runs out on her wedding in search of herself -- and a new man.

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(x). THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. (Harper/HarperCollins, $25.99.) In 1950s Barcelona, two friends pursue a secret from the early days of Franco's dictatorship.

10. NIGHT WATCH, by Linda Fairstein. (Dutton, $26.95.) Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper becomes involved when a wealthy man assaults a maid in a Manhattan hotel.

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. 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.

3. DREAM TEAM, by Jack McCallum. (Ballantine, $28.) The 1992 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.

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

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. 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)

7. THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg. (Random House, $28.) A Times reporter's account of the science behind how we form, and break, habits.

8. THE PRESIDENTS CLUB, by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. (Simon & Schuster, $32.50.) Two journalists examine the relationships between presidents and their predecessors.

9(x). MICK, by Christopher Andersen. (Gallery, $27.) Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in the life of Michael Jagger.

10. 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.

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

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

4. SIX WEEKS TO OMG, by Venice A. Fulton. (Grand Central Life and Style, $24.99.) A weight-loss plan that uses a mix of nutrition, biochemistry and more.

5(x). THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER, by Ree Drummond. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $29.99.) More recipes.

Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended July 14 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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