New York Times bestsellers
- July 23, 2013 - 2:01 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. 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.”
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. AFFLICTION, by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Berkley.) Vampire hunter Anita Blake encounters a dangerous new breed of zombies.
6. BAD MONKEY, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf.) A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder.
7. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary; is her husband a killer?
8. BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown.) Various sorts of disasters threaten a Nantucket wedding.
9. 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.
10. UNSEEN, by Karin Slaughter. (Delacorte.) Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, working undercover as a motorcycle-riding ex-con in Macon, finds himself working on the same case as Sara Linton, the woman he loves.
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. DAD IS FAT, by Jim Gaffigan. (Crown Archetype.) Life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.
5. 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.
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 United States history.
7. 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.
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 DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY, by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) Behind the scenes at the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”
10. GETTYSBURG, by Allen Guelzo. (Knopf.) A historian’s account of the Civil War’s most important battle focuses on the experience of ordinary soldiers.
ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO
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. SHRED – THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, by Ian K. Smith. (St. Martin’s.) A six-week system that combines meal spacing and other elements.
4. THE FASTDIET, by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. (Atria.) A diet that calls for eating normally five days a week and fasting two days.
5. LIFE CODE, by Phil McGraw. (Bird Street.) How to “win in the real world,” regardless of people who try to exploit you.
Rankings reflect sales from venues nationwide for the week ending July 6. 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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