For the week of September 9, 2012. View the complete list from The New York Times.
1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
2. THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine, $26.) A young widow buys a bed-and-breakfast.
3. WARDS OF FAERIE, by Terry Brooks. (Ballantine, $28.) In the first book of a new fantasy series, the Dark Legacy of Shannara, Druids, Elves and humans unite to try to capture the Elfstones and rescue the troubled Four Lands.
4. THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, by M. L. Stedman. (Scribner, $25.) An Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife decide to keep a baby who has washed ashore.
5. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R. R. Martin. (Bantam, $35.) After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire.
1. PATERNO, by Joe Posnanski. (Simon & Schuster, $28.) A biography of the late Penn State football coach.
2. OBAMA’S AMERICA, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery, $27.95.) An argument that President Obama is the architect of American decline
3. THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein. (Regnery, $27.95.) A journalist argues that President Obama is callow and unable to lead.
4. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
5. WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf, $25.95.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Children’s Chapter Books:
1. THE DEMIGOD DIARIES, by Rick Riordan. (Hyperion/Disney, $12.99.) Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. (Ages 10 to 14)
2. LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS, by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. (Holt, $19.99.) An account of the 16th president’s assassination. (Ages 10 to 15)
3. MICHAEL VEY: RISE OF THE ELGEN, by Richard Paul Evans. (Mercury Ink/Simon Pulse, $17.99.) A quest to save Michael’s mother. (Ages 12 to 17)
4. SURVIVORS: THE EMPTY CITY, by Erin Hunter. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Lucky has always been a lone dog, but he must learn a new way when his world is turned upside down. (Ages 10 to 18)