New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2013 Complete List Page 1

There are 374 books in the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2013 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Gone Girl

Weeks on the list: 43

by: Gillian Flynn
Release date: Jun 05, 2012
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A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

2. Fifty Shades Of Grey

Weeks on the list: 28

by: E L James
Release date: Jan 29, 2013
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An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in a trilogy.

3. Ender’s Game

Weeks on the list: 27

by: Orson Scott Card
Release date: Apr 01, 2010
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Government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers.

4. Inferno

Weeks on the list: 22

by: Dan Brown
Release date: May 14, 2013
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The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

5. And The Mountains Echoed

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Khaled Hosseini
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.”

6. The Husband’s Secret

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Liane Moriarty
Release date: Jul 30, 2013
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A successful businesswoman and devoted wife and mother finds a letter that throws everything she’s believed into doubt.

7. Fifty Shades Darker

Weeks on the list: 16

by: E L James
Release date: Jan 03, 2017
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Ana Steele learns more about Christian Grey’s troubled past; the second book in a trilogy.

8. Safe Haven

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Aug 02, 2011
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A young woman, while putting down roots in a small North Carolina town, is haunted by a dark secret from her past.

9. The Racketeer

Weeks on the list: 16

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
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An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange this information about who murdered a judge for his freedom.

10. Fifty Shades Freed

Weeks on the list: 15

by: E L James
Release date: Jan 16, 2018
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The final book in an erotic trilogy.

11. The Longest Ride

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Sep 17, 2013
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The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.

12. The Silver Linings Playbook

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Matthew Quick
Release date: Apr 27, 2010
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A man recently released from a mental institution has two obsessions: his estranged wife and the Philadelphia Eagles. The basis of the movie; originally published in 2009.

13. The Cuckoo’s Calling

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Robert Galbraith
Release date: Apr 30, 2013
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The struggling detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

14. Doctor Sleep

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Stephen King
Release date: Sep 24, 2013
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Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another child with a spectacular gift.

15. The Forgotten

Weeks on the list: 11

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Nov 20, 2012
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The military investigator John Puller probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.

16. Alex Cross, Run

Weeks on the list: 10

by: James Patterson
Release date: Feb 18, 2013
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While Alex Cross pursues a Washington serial killer (or killers?), someone is after him.

17. Life Of Pi

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Yann Martel
Release date: Jun 04, 2002
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An allegory on the high seas, in which a teenage boy and a 450-pound tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat after a shipwreck.

18. The Storyteller

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Jodi Picoult
Release date: Feb 26, 2013
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A New Hampshire baker finds herself in the midst of two Holocaust stories: her grandmother’s story of survival, and the confessions of an elderly German man, an SS officer.

19. The Hit

Weeks on the list: 9

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 23, 2013
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The government hitman Will Robie uncovers a serious threat as he attempts to take out a fellow assassin who has gone rogue.

20. Whiskey Beach

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Nora Roberts
Release date: Apr 16, 2013
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A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger.

21. World War Z

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Max Brooks
Release date: Sep 12, 2006
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An “oral history” of an imagined Zombie War that nearly destroys civilization.

22. Second Honeymoon

Weeks on the list: 8

by: James Patterson Howard Roughan
Release date: Jun 24, 2013
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As he investigates the murder of a pair of newlyweds, the F.B.I. agent John O’Hara, last seen in “Honeymoon” (2005), is targeted by a serial killer.

23. The Silent Wife

Weeks on the list: 8

by: A S A Harrison
Release date: Jun 25, 2013
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Told in alternating voices, this is a chilling portrait of a marriage gone terribly awry.

24. Never Go Back

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
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Jack Reacher is thrown into jail on trumped-up charges and must clear his name.

25. Sycamore Row

Weeks on the list: 8

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 22, 2013
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A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

26. The Goldfinch

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Donna Tartt
Release date: Oct 22, 2013
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A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

27. A Game Of Thrones

Weeks on the list: 7

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.

28. Surrender Your Love

Weeks on the list: 7

by: JC Reed
Release date: Mar 01, 2013
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Brooke Stewart, a New York real estate agent who avoids relationships, embarks on an affair with Jeff Mayfield, a millionaire playboy.

29. The Bet

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Rachel Van Dyken
Release date: Jun 25, 2013
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Jake, a Seattle millionaire, asks his formerly estranged childhood friend Kacey to pretend to be engaged to him. But she reckoned without Jake’s brother, Travis.

30. 12Th Of Never

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Apr 29, 2013
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A week after giving birth, Detective Lindsay Boxer returns to work to investigate some grisly murders.

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