For the week of May 26, 2013. View the complete list from The New York Times.
1. DEAD EVER AFTER, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse searches for the truth about the death of the former barmaid Arlene.
2. SILKEN PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Lucas Davenport is drawn into the investigation of a Minnesota political scandal and the disappearance of an operative.
3. 12TH OF NEVER, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) One week after the birth of her baby, Detective Lindsay Boxer must return to work to investigate a string of grisly murders; a Women’s Murder Club novel.
4. THE HIT, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) The government hitman Will Robie uncovers a serious threat as he attempts to take out a fellow assassin who has gone rogue.
5. A STEP OF FAITH, by Richard Paul Evans. (Simon & Schuster.) In the fourth book of the “Walk” series, Alan faces new challenges on his walk to Key West.
1. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”
2. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf, $24.95.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
3. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown.) Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.
4. COOKED, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press.) The writer masters recipes and argues that regaining control of cooking will make Americans healthier.
5. DAD IS FAT, by Jim Gaffigan. (Crown Archetype.) Life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.
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 5TH WAVE, by Rick Yancey. (Penguin Group.) Aliens land on earth and the apocalypse begins. (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. 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)
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. A HIDDEN ENEMY, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins Publishers.) Lucky and his pack fight wild dogs for control of the forest. (Ages 8 to 12)
3. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, by Katherine Applegate. (Harper/HarperCollins.) A gorilla who lives in a mall meets an elephant. (Ages 8 to 12)
4. LEGO NINJAGO CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Claire Sipi. (DK Publishing.) Information about minifigures, vehicles and weapons. (Ages 6 and up)
5. THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1, by Valorie Schaefer. Illustrated by Josee Masse. (American Girl Publishing.) Advice on the changing body for younger girls. (Ages 8 to 12)