For the week of September 01, 2013. View the complete list from The New York Times.
1. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith. (Mullholland Books/Little, Brown.) The struggling detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
2. MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown.) When he begins to investigate a friend’s mysterious death, a man discovers that she was leading a double life.
3. ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine.) The second book of the Inn at Rose Harbor series continues the story of Jo Marie Rose and her bed-and-breakfast in Cedar Cove.
4. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.
1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions.) The talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation offers 11 proposals for returning to America’s founding principles.
2. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan. (Random House.) A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.
3. 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.
4. INFILTRATED, by Jay W. Richards. (McGraw-Hill Education.) An argument that financial reformers have infiltrated American institutions and are waging war against free enterprise.
5. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”
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. DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia. (Ages 14 and up)
4. THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (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. THE SON OF SOBEK, by Rick Riordan. (Disney Publishing Worldwide.) Percy Jackson meets Carter Kane in this short story. (Ages 8 to 12)
3. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, by Katherine Applegate. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A gorilla who lives in a mall meets an elephant. (Ages 8 to 12)
4. THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1, by Valorie Schaefer. Illustrated by Josee Masse. (American Girl Publishing.) The changing body. (Ages 8 to 12)
5. A LONG WALK TO WATER, by Linda Sue Park. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.) A Sudanese tale of survival. (Ages 10 to 14)