Saturday, November 5, 2011

Los Angeles Times Bestseller List for Fiction: November 6, 2011

1. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
A love triangle between recent Ivy League graduates.

2. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A middle-age retiree re-evaluates his mediocre existence.

3. The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
A young boy's sea voyage in the early 1950s from Sri Lanka to England.

4. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
After 25 years, high school sweethearts confront painful memories.

5. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The complicated nature of relationships revolving around a gifted college baseball player.

6. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
New battles await Percy Jackson as he returns to a Roman half-blood camp.

7. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Two alternating stories, 50 years apart both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.

8. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
An atmospheric tale of two medical researchers and the many shades of truths they find in the Amazon.

9. Shock Wave by John Sandford
Who's behind the bombing of a new chain superstore in a Minnesota river town?

10. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Don't let appearances fool you in the multilayered narrative about loyalty and loss.

Los Angeles Times Bestseller List for Non-Fiction: November 6, 2011

1. West by West by Jerry West
The Lakers legend reveals his demons in this candid autobiography.

2. Boomerang by Michael Lewis
How the financial crisis transformed Global economies such as Greece, Ireland and Iceland.

3. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The dramatic events in the spring of 1865 leading up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

4. Van Gogh: The Life by Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh
Previously untapped materials create a heartbreaking portrait of the creative genius.

5. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Complex ties between the U.S. ambassador's family and the Nazi elite in 1930s Berlin.

6. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.

7. Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
The true-life tale of the Hollywood superdog.

8. Go the F.... to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
A comical not-for-kids picture book on the perils of bedtime.

9. It's So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan
A harrowing rock-n-roll journey from the Gun's n' Roses bass player.

10. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
Glee's Jane Lynch tells of her childhood, struggles with alcohol, her sexuality and profession.