New York Times bestsellers
- November 5, 2013 - 1:58 PM
1. DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.
2. JUST ONE EVIL ACT, by Elizabeth George. (Dutton) In the 18th Inspector Lynley novel, Lynley’s partner Barbara Havers searches for a friend’s kidnapped child in Italy.
3. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.
4. IDENTICAL, by Scott Turow. (Grand Central) Paul Giannis, running for mayor of Kindle County, is accused of having played a role in the murder of his identical twin’s girlfriend — for which his brother, Cass, has already served time.
5. STORM FRONT, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers becomes involved in the hunt for an ancient inscribed stone smuggled out of the Middle East.
6. POLICE, by Jo Nesbo. (Knopf) A serial killer is targeting Oslo police officers; is Harry Hole still alive?
7. BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY, by Helen Fielding. (Knopf) Bridget, now 51 and a mother and widow, is once again looking for love.
8. GONE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) Detective Michael Bennett, living with his 10 adopted children on a California farm, is pursued by the head of a Mexican drug cartel he once put in jail.
9. THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER, by Anne Rice. (Knopf) The second book of Rice’s Wolf Gift Chronicles, about a new species, the morphenkind.
10. THE CIRCLE, by Dave Eggers. (Knopf/McSweeney’s) A dystopian novel about life on the campus of a powerful Internet company.
1. HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. (St. Martin’s) Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.
2. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The events leading up to Jesus’ execution.
3. I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.
4. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
5. THE REASON I JUMP, by Naoki Higashida. (Random House) A 13-year-old boy with autism answers questions.
6. ORR, by Bobby Orr. (Putnam) The hockey star’s memoir.
7. MY STORY, by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart. (St. Martin’s) A woman kidnapped by religious fanatics from her Utah home in 2002 at age 14 describes her captivity and rescue nine months later.
8. SI-COLOGY 1, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books) Tales from Phil’s youngest brother, who works in the Duck Commander workshop.
9. JOHNNY CARSON, by Henry Bushkin. (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A recollection by Carson’s lawyer and confidant for 18 years.
10. ONE SUMMER, by Bill Bryson. (Doubleday) The author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” describes the events of the summer of 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the great Mississippi flood.
ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO
1. THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION, by Brene Brown. (Hazelden Publishing) Embracing who you are, not who you should be.
2. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?, by David Jeremiah. (Tyndale House) A pastor lays out a biblical plan for overcoming our greatest fears.(b)
3. BREAK OUT!, by Joel Osteen. (FaithWords) Five principles to take you beyond your own barriers.
4. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS, by Theresa Caputo with Kristina Grish. (Atria) Stories and insight about the afterlife.
5. E-SQUARED, by Pam Grout. (Hay House) Nine spiritual experiments to help change the focus of your thoughts.
Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 19. 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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