New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 3:57 PM

FICTION

1. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

2. HIDDEN ORDER, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) As counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath searches for the murderer of candidates to head a powerful, mysterious agency, he uncovers a plot with roots in the 18th century.

3. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead.) A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.”

4. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, by Neil Gaiman. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood and his friendship with a remarkable girl.

5. BOMBSHELL, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam.) After FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith accepts Dillon Savich’s invitation to join him and Lacey Sherlock, Hammersmith’s sister is savagely beaten.

6. SECOND HONEYMOON, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown.) As he investigates the murder of a pair of newlyweds, FBI agent John O’Hara, last seen in “Honeymoon” (2005), is targeted by a serial killer.

7. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

8. BAD MONKEY, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf.) A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder.

9. BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown.) Various sorts of disaster threaten a Nantucket wedding.

10 . WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS, by Ian Doescher. (Quirk Books.) Verily, a new hope: The story of a beautiful princess, a hero coming of age, a wise knight and an evil lord, retold in iambic pentameter.

NONFICTION

1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

2. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

3. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown.) Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.

4. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) 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.

5. I WEAR THE BLACK HAT, by Chuck Klosterman. (Scribner.) Observations on the modern understanding of villainy.

6. DAD IS FAT, by Jim Gaffigan. (Crown Archetype.) Life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.

7. UNBREAKABLE, by Jenni Rivera with Marissa Mateo. (Atria.) A life of the Mexican-American singer, who was killed in a plane crash in December.

8. AMERICAN GUN, by Chris Kyle with William Doyle. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) Kyle, a former member of the Navy SEALs who was shot to death in Texas in February, tells how 10 firearms changed U.S. history.

9. THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY, by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) Behind the scenes at the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”

10. ELEVEN RINGS, by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty. (Penguin Press.) An autobiography by the coach who led the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers to multiple NBA championships.

ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS

1. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield.) How to communicate love in a way a spouse will understand.

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

3. THE 100, by Jorge Cruise. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A four-week, low-sugar weight-loss plan.

4. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. (Workman.) Advice for parents-to-be. (b)

5. THE FASTDIET, by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. (Atria.) A diet that calls for eating normally five days a week and fasting two days.

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