Monday, February 18, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction 2/18/13 - 2/24/13

New York Time Best Sellers in Fiction (print) for the week of 2/18/13 - 2/24/13. In the spotlight this week,  we have the story of disappearing wife (hardcover). The in paperback (Trade Fiction) we have a love story between a zombie boy and a human girl. And we wrap it (paperback Mass-Market fiction) all up with story about a young art student that finds a duffel bag full of diamonds. Plus this weeks top five list.

Hardcover Fiction
Gone Girl
By: Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around

Paperback Trade Fiction
Warm Bodies
By: Isaac Marion

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction
Kill Me If You Can
By: James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his stunning girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.

Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon's trail--but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever. From "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) comes a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-take-all thrill ride of adrenaline-fueled suspense

Top 5
Hardcover Fiction
1. Gone Girl - By: Gillian Flynn
2. Tenth Of December - By: George Saunders
3. A Memory Of Light - By: Robert Jordan
4. Touch And Go - By: Lisa Gardner
5. Private Berlin - By: James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

Paperback Trade Fiction
1. Fifty Shades Of Grey - By: E. L. James
2. Safe Haven - By: Nicholas Sparks
3. Fifty Shades Darker - By: E. L. James
4. Fifty Shades Freed - By: E. L. James
5. Warm Bodies - By: Isaac Marion

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction
1. Safe Haven - By: Nicholas Sparks
2. Betrayal - By: Danielle Steel
3. Kill Me If You Can - By: James Patterson and Marshall Karp
4. Love In Plain Sight - By: Debbie Macomber
5. Criminal - By: Karin Slaughte

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