New York Times Bestseller List: February 3, 2013

Each week we will post the New York Times bestseller list, with links to our catalog so that you can reserve the book. If a title is not linked, the library does not own a copy of the book. Scroll down or click here for Non-fiction.


memory of light1. A MEMORY OF LIGHT, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.  The 14th and final novel in the Wheel of Time fantasy series.

2. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

3. THE FIFTH ASSASSIN, by Brad Meltzer. Tracking an assassin who is recreating the crimes of the four men who murdered presidents, Beecher White discovers that they all were working together.

4. TENTH OF DECEMBER, by George Saunders. (Random House, $26.) Stories that take on the big questions.

5. THE THIRD BULLET, by Stephen Hunter.  The veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger investigates the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

6. MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER, by Jennifer Chiaverini. A novel about Elizabeth Keckley, who was born a slave, earned her freedom through her dressmaking skill and became a friend of Mary Todd Lincoln; she is a character in the movie “Lincoln.”

7. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange information about a murdered federal judge for his freedom.

8. THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, by Ayana Mathis. Fifty-some years in the life of an African-American family whose matriarch arrives in Philadelphia in 1923.

9. STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE, by Ian Rankin. After retiring from the Edinburgh police force, John Rebus investigates the case of a young woman who disappeared in 1999.

10. KINSEY AND ME, by Sue Grafton. Stories about Grafton’s character Kinsey Millhone as well as explorations of Grafton’s own past.

11. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci. The military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of “Zero Day,” probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.

12. CROSS ROADS, by Wm. Paul Young. A comatose businessman encounters Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God; from the author of “The Shack.”

13. COLLATERAL DAMAGE, by Stuart Woods. Back in New York, the lawyer Stone Barrington joins his former partner Holly Barker in pursuing a dangerous case.

14. THE ROUND HOUSE, by Louise Erdrich. A Native American family faces the ramifications of a vicious crime.

15. THE HUSBAND LIST, by Janet Evanovich. In New York City in 1894, a wealthy young woman yearns for adventure and the love of an Irish-American with new money, rather than the titled Britons to whom her mother hopes to marry her off.


1. MY BEmy belovedLOVED WORLD, by Sonia Sotomayor. The Supreme Court justice recalls growing up in the Bronx, attending Princeton, working for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and becoming a federal judge.

2. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

3. GOING CLEAR, by Lawrence Wright. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the world of Scientology.

4. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer.  An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.

5. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

6. A HIGHER CALL, by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander.  An encounter between two pilots in the skies over Germany in December 1943.

7. THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY, by Jared Diamond. The author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel” examines what we can learn from traditional societies.

8. THOMAS JEFFERSON, by Jon Meacham. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.

9. TO SELL IS HUMAN, by Daniel H. Pink. Insights from social science about how to move others.

10. TOTAL FRAT MOVE, by W. R. Bolen and the creators of Fraternity humor.

11. MY SHARE OF THE TASK, by Stanley McChrystal. The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, now retired, reviews his career.

12. TEN YEARS LATER, by Hoda Kotb with Jane Lorenzini. Portraits of six people who have undergone personal transformation.

13. THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER, by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman. The actor and the Zen master examine the wisdom of Bridges’s character the Dude from the 1998 cult classic “The Big Lebowski.”

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

15. WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

16 .THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.  A Times reporter’s account of the science behind how we form, and break, habits.


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