The New York Times Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction - August 3, 2014

1.The Book Of Life, by Deborah Harkness. In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.

2.The Heist, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.

3.Act Of War, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.

4.Cut And Thrust, by Stuart Woods. Complications abound as the New York lawyer Stone Barrington attends a political convention in Los Angeles.

5.Invisible, by James Patterson and David Ellis. A former F.B.I. researcher finds a link between scores of apparently unconnected unsolved cases.  

6.The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.  A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

7.The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith. The private detective Cormoran Strike in literary London; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

8.Top Secret Twenty-one, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a dealer who sells more than used cars.

9.Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke. A man’s life is traced over decades, starting with his encounter, at age 16, with Bonnie and Clyde.

10.Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King. A driver plows into a crowd, killing eight. The killer then taunts a suicidal ex-cop, who must stop another, deadlier attack.

Hardcover Nonfiction - August 3, 2014

1.Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

2.America, by Dinesh D'Souza. A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film. 

3.Blood Feud, by Edward Klein. A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

4.The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills. The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.

5.Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.

6.One Nation, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

7.Capital In The Twenty-first Century, by Thomas Piketty. A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.

8.Think Like A Freak, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

9.David And Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell. How disadvantages can work in our favor.

10.Factory Man, by Beth Macy. The story of a Virginia factory owner’s resistance to offshoring illustrates the effects of globalization on American workers.