New York Times Best Sellers

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For the week of January 27, 2013. View the complete list from The New York Times.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. A MEMORY OF LIGHT, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. (Tor/Tom Doherty, $34.99.) The 14th and final novel in the Wheel of Time fantasy series.

2. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

3. TENTH OF DECEMBER, by George Saunders. (Random House, $26.) Stories that take on the big questions.

4. KINSEY AND ME, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam, $27.95.) Stories about Grafton’s character Kinsey Millhone as well as explorations of Grafton’s own past.

5. COLLATERAL DAMAGE, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $26.95.) Back in New York, the lawyer Stone Barrington joins his former partner Holly Barker in pursuing a dangerous case.

    

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2. MY SHARE OF THE TASK, by Stanley McChrystal. (Portfolio/Penguin, $29.95.) The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, now retired, reviews his career.

3. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.

4. THOMAS JEFFERSON, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $35.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.

5. THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY, by Jared Diamond. (Viking, $36.) The author of Guns, Germs, and Steel examines what we can learn from traditional societies.

   

Young Adult:

1. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, by Stephen Chbosky. (Simon & Schuster.) What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy. (Ages 14 and up)

2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Dutton, $17.99.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)

3. DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia. (Ages 14 and up)

4. INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) In this Divergent follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up)

5. LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)

 

Children’s Middle Grade:

1. WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)

2. I FUNNY, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.. (Little, Brown & Company.) Jamie Grimm is on a mission to become the world’s greatest stand-up comedian.

3. NANCY CLANCY, SECRET ADMIRER, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (HarperCollins Publishers.) Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker. (Ages 7 to 10)

4. THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK Publishing.) Plastic-brick projects. (Ages 7 and up)

5. MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. (Little, Brown & Company.) Rafe breaks every rule in the book. (Ages 8 to 12)

   

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