1. Whiskey Beach, Nora Roberts. A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger.
2. Daddy’s Gone A Hunting, Mary Higgins Clark. Two sisters are threatened by a dark secret from their family’s past.
3. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson. A woman appears in different versions of the same events, centered on World War II.
4. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
5. Taking Eve, Iris Johansen. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan undertakes a job for a man with dark secrets; the first book in a trilogy.
1. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
2. The Athena Doctrine, John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio. How feminine values of nurturing, listening and collaborating are redefining success for both genders.
3. Gulp, Mary Roach. A science writer’s pilgrimage down the digestive tract.
4. Unsinkable, by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway. A second memoir by the actress, singer and dancer presents stories about her show-business friends, her man and money troubles, and her children.
5. The Way of the Knife, Mark Mazzetti. The Times’ national security correspondent describes how the lines between the CIA and the U.S. military have been blurred.
MASS-MARKET PAPER FICTION
1. The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks. Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.
2. Calico Joe, John Grisham. In summer 1973, a fateful baseball play unites a dazzling rookie, a hard-partying and hard-throwing pitcher and the pitcher’s young son.
3. Now You See Her, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Nina Bloom, a successful lawyer and loving mother who years ago changed her identity to save her life, is forced to confront the past and the killer she thought she had escaped.
4. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin. In the frozen wastes north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering; Book 1 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
5. Delusion in Death, J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas tries to sort out the inexplicable events at a bar where, after 12 minutes of chaos, more than 80 people lay dead; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
— New York Times
REDBOX TOP DVD RENTALS
1. Django Unchained
2. This is 40
3. Parental Guidance
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. Life of Pi
ITUNES TOP SONGS
1. Can’t Hold Us, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (featuring Ray Dalton)
2. Just Give Me a Reason, Pink (featuring Nate Ruess)
3. Mirrors, Justin Timberlake
4. Stay, Rihanna (featuring Mikky Ekko)
5. Thrift Shop, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (featuring Wanz)
— Associated Press
ITUNES TOP ALBUMS
1. To Be Loved, Michael Bublé
3. The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
3. Bankrupt! Phoenix
4. Side Effects of You, Fantasia
5. #willpower, will.i.am
— Associated Press