New York Times bestellers

  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 2:00 PM

FICTION

1. NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child (Delacorte). Jack Reacher is thrown into jail on trumped-up charges.

2. THE MAYAN SECRETS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry (Putnam). Sam and Remi Fargo, a husband-wife treasure-hunting team, discover a Mayan codex.

3. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith (Mullholland Books/Little, Brown). Struggling detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

4. STYXX, by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s). Acheron and Styxx, his often-estranged brother, must learn to trust each other in this Dark-Hunter novel.

5. 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.

6. DARK LYCAN, by Christine Feehan (Penguin Group (USA) Inc.). Tatijana of the Dragonseekers encounters Fenris Dalka, who has returned to the Carpathian Mountains.

7. 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.”

8. MADDADDAM, by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday). In the concluding volume of an apocalyptic trilogy, survivors of a manmade plague await the final showdown.

9. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, by Louise Penny (Minotaur). Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sret du Qubec seeks a refuge in the tiny mountain village of Three Pines.

10. MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown). When he begins to investigate a friend’s mysterious death, a man discovers that she was leading a double life.

NONFICTION

1. SI-COLOGY 1, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books). Phil’s youngest brother, retired from the Army, works in the Duck Commander workshop.

2. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions). The talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation offers 11 proposals for returning to America’s founding principles.

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

4. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan (Random House). A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.

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

6. SALINGER, by David Shields and Shane Salerno (Simon & Schuster). An oral history of the writer, a companion volume to the recently released documentary.

7. THIS TOWN, by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider). An examination of Washington’s “media-industrial complex” by the chief national correspondent for the Times Magazine.

8. LAWRENCE IN ARABIA, by Scott Anderson ( Doubleday). A history of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I focuses on T.E. Lawrence and other adventurers.

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. 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 bomber went down over the Pacific.

ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO

1. E-SQUARED, by Pam Grout (Hay House). Nine spiritual experiments to help change the focus of your thoughts.

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

3. MICHAEL SYMON’S 5 IN 5, by Michael Symon with Douglas Trattner. (Clarkson Potter) Making dinner in five minutes, with five ingredients.

4. GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU, by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords). Guidance on acceptance, mercy and forgiveness.

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

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Sept. 7. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.

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