New York Times bestsellers
- July 16, 2013 - 2:00 PM
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. 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.
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. BAD MONKEY, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf.) A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder.
6. THE EYE OF GOD, by James Rollins. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) As the end of the world looms, Cmdr. Gray Pierce and Sigma Force race to uncover an ancient mystery.
7. BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown.) Various sorts of disaster threaten a Nantucket wedding.
8. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary; is her husband a killer?
9. THE HEIST, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam.) In the first book of a new series, Kate O’Hare, an FBI special agent, teams up with Nicolas Fox, a handsome con man, to catch a corrupt investment banker in hiding.
10. THE SILVER STAR, by Jeannette Walls. (Scribner.) When their irresponsible mother takes off, a 12-year-old California girl and her sister join the rest of their family in Virginia.
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 such as French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.
4. DAD IS FAT, by Jim Gaffigan. (Crown Archetype.) Life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.
5. ELEVEN RINGS, by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty. (Penguin Press.) An autobiography by the successful coach, who led his teams to 11 NBA championships.
6. 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.
7. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
8 . THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT, by Rick Atkinson. (Holt.) The final volume of the Liberation Trilogy describes the Allied victory in Europe, from D-Day to the German surrender.
9. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, by Lily Koppel. (Grand Central.) The wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts, friends for more than 50 years.
10 . THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY, by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) Behind the scenes at the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”
ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS
1. SHRED – THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, by Ian K. Smith. (St. Martin’s.) A six-week system that combines meal spacing and other elements.
2. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield.) How to communicate love in a way a spouse will understand.
3. YOUTILITY, by Jay Baer. (Portfolio/Penguin.) A marketing plan to provide free, useful information as a way of building customer relationships. (b)
4. WHEAT BELLY, by William Davis. (Rodale.) An examination of wheat in modern diets and an argument for its elimination.
5. EAT TO LIVE, by Joel Fuhrman. (Little, Brown & Co.) A plan for achieving fast and sustained weight loss.
Rankings reflect sales from venues nationwide for the week ending June 29. 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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