No surprises, as Bhutto, Archer again top bestseller list (IANS Books)

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) There are no changes at the top of the bookrack this week as Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto’s ‘Songs of Blood and Sword’ again holds sway over the non-fiction category, while British author Jeffrey Archer tops the fiction list with ‘And Thereby Hangs a Tale’.

The top 10 bestsellers in each category are:


1. ‘Songs of Blood and Sword’

Author: Fatima Bhutto

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.699.00

2. ‘Mother Pious Lady’

Author: Santosh Desai

Publisher: Harper Collins

Price: Rs.399.00

3. ‘Jangalnama’

Author: Satnam

Publisher: Penguin

Price: Rs.250

4. ‘Gandhi: Naked Ambition’

Author: Jad Adams

Publisher: Quercus

Price: Rs.699.00

5. ‘The Big Short’

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Allen Lane

Price: Rs.599.00

6. ‘The Tryst Betrayed’

Author: Jagat Mehta

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.555.00

7. ‘Freefall’

Author: Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: Allen Lane

Price: Rs.499.00

8. ‘Oprah: A Biography’

Author: Kitty Kelley

Publisher: Crown

Price: Rs.1172.00

9. ‘My Name is Gauhar Jaan’

Author: Vikram Sampath

Publisher: Rupa

Price: Rs.595

10. ‘The Bridge’

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Picador Rs 433

Price: Rs.399.00


1. ‘And Thereby Hangs a Tale’

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Books

Price: Rs.253.00

2. ‘The Immortals of Meluha’

Author: Amish

Publisher: Tara Press

Price: Rs.295.00

3. ‘One Amazing Thing’

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Publisher: Penguin Books

Price: Rs.450.00

4. ‘Empire of the Moghul: Brothers at War’

Author: Alex Rutherford

Publisher: Headline Review

Price: Rs.495.00

5. ‘Solo’

Author: Rana Dasgupta

Publisher: Harper Collins

Price: Rs.395.00

6. ’61 Hours’

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Bantam Press

Price: Rs.550.00

7. ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Macmillan

Price: Rs.433.00

8. ‘9th Judgement’

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Century

Price: Rs.550.00

9. ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

Author: Steig Larson

Publisher: Quercus

Price: Rs.495.00

10. ‘The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary’

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Puffin

Price: Rs.299.00

(Source: Bahri Sons, New Delhi, All the books listed above are available online)