Popular books in 2014 include "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt and "Killing Patton" by Bill O'Reilly. "The Goldfinch" spent several weeks atop the New York Times bestsellers list, "Killing Patton" was on the bestseller list for Amazon.com and "Gone Girl" was on both lists.
Although it was released in 2012, "Gone Girl" was also popular in 2014, when a film based on the book was released. The fiction book begins with the fifth wedding anniversary of Nick and Amy. However, Amy goes missing, leading to a police investigation. Nick's behavior is odd, and he becomes the prime suspect in the investigation.
"The Goldfinch," a fiction book, was released on Oct. 22, 2013. The book follows Theo Decker, who loses his mother during an accident when he is 13. The one item that reminds Theo of his mother is a small painting, which plays a significant role in his life as he grows up and makes new friends.
Released in 2014, "Killing Patton" is a non-fiction book about the end of World War II and the end of General George Patton's life. Although Patton's death was ruled an accident, O'Reilly investigates the idea the possibility that he was assassinated.