For the week of February 24, 2013. View the complete list from The New York Times.
1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
2. TENTH OF DECEMBER, by George Saunders. (Random House, $26.) Stories that take on the big questions.
3. 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.
4. TOUCH AND GO, by Lisa Gardner. (Dutton, $26.95.) An investigator probing the disappearance of a seemingly perfect Boston family must dig beneath the surface.
5. PRIVATE BERLIN, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown & Company, $27.99.) A superstar agent at the German headquarters of an investigation firm disappears.
1. MY BELOVED WORLD, by Sonia Sotomayor. (Knopf, $27.95.) The Supreme Court justice recalls growing up in the Bronx, attending Princeton, working for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and becoming a federal judge.
2. AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $26.99.) A member of the Navy SEALs discusses his childhood, marriage and battlefield experiences.
3. 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.
4. THE FUTURE, by Al Gore. (Random House, $30.) The six drivers of global change that are reshaping our world.
5. GOING CLEAR, by Lawrence Wright. (Knopf, $28.95.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the world of Scientology.
1. 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)
2. 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)
3. DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia. (Ages 14 and up)
4. SCARLET, by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel & Friends.) Little Red Riding Hood encounters a cyborg. (Ages 12 and up)
Children’s Middle Grade:
1. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, by Katherine Applegate. (Harper/HarperCollins.) A gorilla who lives in a mall meets an elephant. (Ages 8 to 12)
2. WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)
3. 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.
4. BOMB, by Steve Sheinkin. (Roaring Brook.) The cross-continental race to build the atomic bomb. (Ages 10 to 18)
5. THE COLOSSUS RISES, by Peter Lerangis. (Harper/HarperCollins.) Jack, 13, will die unless he recovers the lost magic Loculi; first book in the Seven Wonders series. (Ages 8 to 12)