For the week of March 03, 2013. View the complete list from The New York Times.
1. A WEEK IN WINTER, by Maeve Binchy. (Knopf, $26.95.) Guests at an inn by the sea on Ireland’s west coast; the final book by Binchy, who died in 2012.
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. GUILT, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $28.) The Los Angeles psychologist-detective Alex Delaware and the detective Milo Sturgis turn their sights six decades into the past to pursue the story of a beautiful nurse and her lover.
5. 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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. COOLIDGE, by Amity Shlaes. (Harper, $35.) The 30th president is reclaimed as a conservative hero in this biography.
4. THE FUTURE, by Al Gore. (Random House, $30.) The six drivers of global change that are reshaping our world.
5. 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.
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)
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. 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. SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS, by Laura Amy Schlitz. (Candlewick.) Clara disappears after a puppet show at her 12th birthday party. (Ages 9 to 13)
4. 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)
5. 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.