1. Six Years, Harlan Coben. Six years after the woman he loved married another man, Jake Fisher discovers that neither she nor their life together were what they seemed, and he sets out to uncover the truth.
2. The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult. A New Hampshire baker finds herself in the midst of two Holocaust stories: her grandmother’s story of survival, and the confessions of an elderly German man, an SS officer.
3. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
4. Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson. While Alex Cross pursues a Washington serial killer (or killers?), someone is after him.
5. A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy. Guests at an inn by the sea on Ireland’s west coast; the final book by Binchy, who died in 2012.
1. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
2. Salt Sugar Fat, Michael Moss. A New York Times reporter reveals how food companies use science to encourage us to consume more of their products.
3. Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
4. Sum It Up, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins. A memoir by the longtime coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, who received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
5. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky. What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy. (Ages 14 and older.)
2. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and older.)
3. Divergent, Veronica Roth. A girl must prove her mettle in a dystopia divided into five factions. (Ages 14 and older.)
4. Looking for Alaska, John Green. A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17.)
5. Insurgent, Veronica Roth. In this Divergent follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and older.)
— New York Times
REDBOX TOP DVD RENTALS
1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Killing Them Softly
4. Rise of the Guardians
ITUNES TOP SONGS
1. Thrift Shop, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (featuring Wanz)
2. Just Give Me a Reason, Pink (featuring Nate Ruess)
3. When I Was Your Man, Bruno Mars
4. The Way, Ariana Grande (featuring Mac Miller)
5. Stay, Rihanna (featuring Mikky Ekko)
— Associated Press
ITUNES TOP ALBUMS
1. The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
2. I Am Not a Human Being II, Lil Wayne
3. Based On a True Story, Blake Shelton
4. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons
5. Native, OneRepublic
— Associated Press