New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: May 6, 2014 - 1:45 PM

FICTION

1. THE COLLECTOR, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam) A freelance writer who house-sits for wealthy clients may have witnessed a murder-suicide. With the dead man’s brother, a painter, she travels the world of affluent art collectors seeking to learn what happened; romance ensues.

2. 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.

3. I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster) The producer of a true-crime show must contend with participants who have secrets.

4. 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.

5. KEEP QUIET, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s) A father hides a terrible secret to protect his son.

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. CARNAL CURIOSITY, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam) In the 29th Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer confronts thieves who can bypass high-end security systems.

8. 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.

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

10. THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter she was not meant to read.

NONFICTION

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

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

3. PLAYERS FIRST, by John Calipari and Michael Sokolove. (Penguin Press) The head coach of the University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team discusses the college game and his own career.

4. THE DIVIDE, by Matt Taibbi. (Spiegel & Grau) How economic inequality has created separate systems of justice for the rich and poor.

5. 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.

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

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