Best Sellers List: August Edition ~or~ What Everyone Is Reading to Avoid the Heat

NYT: Best Sellers – Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. ORIGIN by Dan Brown

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and the precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock the discovery’s secrets.

  1. THE OTHER WOMAN by Daniel Silva
  2. CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan
  3. SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn
  4. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
  5. THRAWN: ALLIANCES by Timothy Zahn (NEW)
  6. THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham
  7. THE NAKED TRUTH by Vi Keeland (NEW)
  8. THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King
  9. COTTAGE BY THE SEA by Debbie Macomber
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Best Sellers: June Update – DELUXE SUMMER READING EDITION

The New York Times Best Sellers List

Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King (NEW)

36000789An eleven-year-old boy is found in a town park, hideously assaulted and murdered. The fingerprints (and later DNA) are unmistakably those of the town’s most popular baseball coach, Terry Maitland, a man of impeccable reputation, with a wife and two daughters. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland coached, orders an immediate and public arrest. Maitland is taken to jail, his claim to innocence scorned. Maitland has a foolproof alibi, with footage to prove that he was in another city when the crime was committed. But that doesn’t save him either.

  1. THE 17TH SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.

  1. THE FALLEN by David Baldacci

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

  1. BEACH HOUSE REUNION by Mary Alice Monroe (NEW)

Three generations of a family gather one summer in South Carolina.

  1. THE CAST by Danielle Steel

A magazine columnist meets an array of Hollywood professionals when a producer turns a story about her grandmother into a TV series.

  1. REBEL HEART by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland (NEW)

A sequel to “Rebel Heir.” The summer fling between Rush and Gia continues.

  1. THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child

Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.

  1. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

  1. ROGUE ROYALTY by Meghan March (NEW)

The final book in the Savage trilogy.

  1. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

  1. TWISTED PREY by John Sandford

The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

  1. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Shari Lapena

A couple’s secrets emerge after their baby disappears.

  1. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah

A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.

  1. BY INVITATION ONLY by Dorothea Benton Frank

Two families are brought together when the daughter of a Chicago power broker and the son of a Southern peach farmer decide to wed.

  1. THE HIGH TIDE CLUB by Mary Kay Andrews

An eccentric millionaire enlists the attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.

 

Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction

  1. THE RESTLESS WAVE by John McCain and Mark Salter (NEW)

36254351“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.” So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. 

  1. FACTS AND FEARS by James R. Clapper with Trey Brown (NEW)

The former director of national intelligence describes events that challenged the intelligence community and considers some ethical questions around its efforts.

  1. THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Jon Meacham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

  1. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND by Michael Pollan

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

  1. BARRACOON by Zora Neale Hurston

A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

  1. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou (NEW)

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

  1. A HIGHER LOYALTY by James Comey

The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

  1. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

  1. SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

  1. EDUCATED by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  1. HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

  1. I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara

The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “the Golden State Killer.”

  1. THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney

The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.

  1. FACTFULNESS by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund

A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

  1. ROBIN by Dave Itzkoff

A New York Times journalist details the career and struggles of the actor and comedian Robin Williams.

Best Sellers: May Update

NYT Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. THE FALLEN by David Baldacci (NEW)

Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex’s sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex’s niece, a precocious eight-year-old, he notices flickering lights and then a spark of flame in the window of the house across the way. When he goes to investigate he finds two dead bodies inside and it’s not clear how either man died. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There’s something going on in Barronville that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the country.

  1. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
  2. AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline
  3. CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham
  4. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
  5. THE FAMILY GATHERING by Robyn Carr (NEW)

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. But, like every visitor to Sullivan’s Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life. Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.

  1. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  2. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate
  3. I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU by Mary Higgins Clark
  4. NOIR by Christopher Moore (NEW)

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street. But, when one of Sammy’s schemes go south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl.

April Best Sellers

NYT Combined Print & E-Books FICTION Best Sellers

  1. ACCIDENTAL HEROES by Danielle Steel (NEW)

35518466A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel’s gripping new novel—a heart-stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco.

  1. THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES by Elizabeth George (NEW)
  2. CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham
  3. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
  4. THE BISHOP’S PAWN by Steve Berry (NEW)
  5. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
  6. COVERT GAME by Christine Feehan (NEW)
  7. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  8. THE RISING SEA by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
  9. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn

And, for those that enjoy a bit more reality (or reality adjacent “alternative facts”) in their reading:

NYT Combined Print & E-Books NON-FICTION Best Sellers

 

March Best Sellers

The New York Times Best Sellers

  1. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah

34912895Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernst Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his wife and thirteen year-old daughter north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  1. FIFTY FIFTY by James Patterson and Candice Fox (NEW)
  2. RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews (NEW)
  3. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
  4. AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones
  5. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
  6. AGENT IN PLACE by Mark Greaney (NEW)
  7. STILL ME by Jojo Moyes
  8. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  9. LOOK FOR ME by Lisa Gardner

What People Are Reading: February Best Sellers

NYT Combined Print & E-Book Fiction

  1. JUDGMENT ROAD by Christine Feehan (NEW)

34604610As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He’s a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can’t afford–until a gorgeous bartender, Anya Rafferty, gets under his skin…

  1. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
  2. FALL FROM GRACE by Danielle Steel (NEW)
  3. THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  4. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
  5. ORIGIN by Dan Brown
  6. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate
  7. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
  8. ABOUT THAT KISS by Jill Shalvis (NEW)
  9. THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham