New York Times® Best Sellers: Trade Fiction Paperback
August 9, 2015

1. GREY
by E. L. James
A sequel, told from Christian’s point of view, revisits the tortured romance between the controlling billionaire and the unassuming Ana.

2. THE MARTIAN
by Andy Weir
After a dust storm forces his crew to abandon him, an astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive on Mars.

3. THE ALCHEMIST
by Paulo Coelho
In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny.

4. DARK PLACES
by Gillian Flynn
A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.

5. THE INVENTION OF WINGS
by Sue Monk Kidd
The bond between a wealthy Charleston girl, who grows up to become an abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

6.* EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU
by Celeste Ng
A daughter’s death from drowning tears away at a Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio.

7. LEAVING TIME
by Jodi Picoult
After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.

8. THE VACATIONERS
by Emma Straub
Well-heeled New Yorkers and their friends spend two weeks in Majorca, a time when rivalries and secrets come to light.

9.* THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
by Liane Moriarty
A successful businesswoman and devoted wife and mother finds a letter that throws everything she's believed into doubt.

10. THE GOLDFINCH
by Donna Tartt
After his mother is killed in a museum explosion, a young man grapples with the world alone while hiding a prized Dutch painting.

11. STATION ELEVEN
by Emily St. John Mandel
After a pandemic, a small troupe of actors and musicians dedicate themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive.

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

13. READY PLAYER ONE
by Ernest Cline
It’s 2044, life on a resource-depleted Earth has grown increasingly grim, and the key to a vast fortune is hidden in a virtual-reality world.

14. EUPHORIA
by Lily King
Three anthropologists, in the wilds of 1930s New Guinea, find themselves caught in a passionate love triangle.

15. THE KITE RUNNER
by Khaled Hosseini
An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared.

16. THE ROSIE PROJECT
by Graeme Simsion
A genetics professor with Asperger's syndrome becomes involved with an unconventional woman.

17. THE ROSIE EFFECT
by Graeme Simsion
In a sequel to “The Rosie Project,” a genetics professor with Asperger’s syndrome must cope when his unconventional wife, Rosie, becomes pregnant.

18. ORPHAN TRAIN
by Christina Baker Kline
A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s. 

19. AMERICANAH
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Young and in love, Ifemelu and Obinze leave military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Ifemelu finds academic success in America, while Obinze plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

20. GONE GIRL
by Gillian Flynn
A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Jul. 25, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount, department stores and newsstands. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.

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