The New York Times Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction - March 8, 2015

1.The Girl On The Train, by Paula Hawkins. A psychological thriller set in London.

2.All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II. 

3.A Spool Of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler. Four generations of a family are drawn to a house in the Baltimore suburbs.

4.The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

5.The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt. A slashing in Penn Station draws a Manhattan detective back into a case from the past that haunts him.

6.Obsession In Death, by J. D. Robb. A murderer is obsessed with Lt. Eve Dallas; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

7.The Accidental Empress, by Allison Pataki. The Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph’s spirited young wife navigates the treacherous imperial court.

8.Dreaming Spies, by Laurie R. King. In the 14th novel about Sherlock Holmes and his clever wife, Mary Russell, the couple uncover secrets in Japan.

9.Trigger Warning, by Neil Gaiman. Stories and poems about the power of imagination.

10.Private Vegas, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Jack Morgan, the head of an investigative firm, uncovers a murder ring in Las Vegas.

Hardcover Nonfiction - March 8, 2015

1.Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and offers suggestions for how they can do better; the subject of a PBS documentary.

2.Believer, by David Axelrod. A memoir by the political consultant who became Barack Obama’s campaign strategist and White House adviser.

3.Killing Patton, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

4.Yes Please, by Amy Poehler. A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress. . .

5.What If?, by Randall Munroe. Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website,

6.Red Notice, by Bill Browder. A successful American hedge fund manager in Russia was expelled by kleptocrats who then seized his property.

7.Leaving Before The Rains Come, by Alexandra Fuller. A memoir of a marriage’s collapse, by the author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” and "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness."

8.H Is For Hawk, by Helen Macdonald. Overwhelmed by her father’s death, a British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a bird that is fierce and notoriously difficult to tame.

9.I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education who was shot by the Taliban and later won the Nobel Peace Prize.

10.Ghettoside, by Jill Leovy. The investigation of a young black man’s murder in 2007 raises questions about race and the criminal justice system.