New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: April 22, 2014 - 1:17 PM

FICTION

1. THE KING, by J.R. Ward. (New American Library) Book 12 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

2. I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster) The producer of a true-crime show must contend with participants with secrets as well as her husband’s murderer.

3. NYPD RED 2, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. (Little, Brown) Detective Zach Jordan and his partner are called when the body of a wealthy woman is discovered on the Central Park carousel; the second book in a new series.

4. MISSING YOU, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton) Kat Donovan, an NYPD detective, searches for the ex-fiancé who left her years before as well as her father’s murderer.

5. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

6. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

7. BY ITS COVER, by Donna Leon. (Atlantic Monthly Press) Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates the theft of books from a library and the murder of one of its patrons.

8. DESTROYER ANGEL, by Nevada Barr. (St. Martin’s) National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon must rescue friends who are kidnapped while camping in Minnesota.

9. POWER PLAY, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Two CEOs — a man and a woman — face very different challenges.

10. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s) The Clifton Chronicles reach the 1960s in the fourth volume of the series.

NONFICTION

1. FLASH BOYS, by Michael Lewis. (Norton) The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”

2. DON’T HURT PEOPLE AND DON’T TAKE THEIR STUFF, by Matt Kibbe. (Morrow/HarperCollins) A libertarian manifesto by the president and CEO of FreedomWorks.

3. THRIVE, by Arianna Huffington. (Harmony) Personal well-being as the indispensable third measure — with money and power — of success.

4. 10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris. (It Books) A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual basis of meditation and describes how it has improved his life.

5. A CALL TO ACTION, by Jimmy Carter. (Simon & Schuster) The former president denounces discrimination and violence against women.

6. THE WOMEN OF DUCK COMMANDER, by Kay Robertson and others with Beth Clark. (Howard Books) Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica and Lisa Robertson, the wives of the A&E show “Duck Dynasty,” discuss their marriages, families and faith.

7. NOT COOL, by Greg Gutfeld. (Crown Forum) The Fox News Channel host, author of “The Joy of Hate,” denounces the hipster elite and their pop cultural dominance.

8. UGANDA BE KIDDING ME, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central) Humorous travel stories.

9. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion.

10. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO

1. THE DOCTOR’S DIET, by Travis Stork. (Bird Street) A flexible diet program aimed at health and weight loss.

2. THE HUNGRY GIRL DIET, by Lisa Lillien. (St. Martin’s) A four-week, jump-start weight-loss plan.

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

4. FOUR BLOOD MOONS, by John Hagee. (Worthy Publishing) Coming blood moon eclipses and what they might mean for the world.

5. GRAIN BRAIN, by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg. (Little, Brown) The deleterious effect of carbohydrates on the brain, and how to reverse it.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending April 5. 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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