1. Daddy’s Gone A Hunting, Mary Higgins Clark. Two sisters are threatened by a dark secret from their family’s past.
2. Don’t Go, Lisa Scottoline. An Army doctor returns from Afghanistan when his wife dies in what at first appears to be an accident, and finds that his life is falling apart.
3. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson. A woman appears in different versions of the same events, centered on World War II.
4. Unintended Consequences, Stuart Woods. New York lawyer Stone Barrington discovers a shadowy network beneath the world of European wealth.
5. The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout. Two brothers, both lawyers, come together in a small Maine town to defend their good-for-nothing nephew; by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.
1. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
2. Give and Take, Adam Grant. A Wharton professor’s research discloses that success depends on how we interact with others, and he argues that “givers” do better than “takers.”
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.
TRADE PAPER FICTION
1. World War Z, Max Brooks. An “oral history” of an imagined Zombie War that nearly destroys civilization.
2. The Witness, Nora Roberts. A woman hides from the Russian mob in the Ozarks, but her sharp mind and secretive nature attract the attention of the local police chief.
3. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James. An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in an erotic trilogy.
4. The Forgotten, David Baldacci. A special agent with the Army investigates his aunt’s mysterious death in a picture-perfect town on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
5. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter. Ruins both emotional and architectural, in Italy, Hollywood and elsewhere, figure in this sweeping novel.
— New York Times
REDBOX TOP DVD RENTALS
1. Django Unchained
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3. This is 40
4. Life of Pi
5. Les Misérables
ITUNES TOP SONGS
1. Just Give Me a Reason, Pink (featuring Nate Ruess)
2. Can’t Hold Us, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (featuring Ray Dalton)
3. Stay, Rihanna (featuring Mikky Ekko)
4. Thrift Shop, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (featuring Wanz)
5. Mirrors, Justin Timberlake
— Associated Press
ITUNES TOP ALBUMS
1. Indicud, Kid Cudi
2. Save Rock and Roll, Fall Out Boy
3. The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
4. The Heist, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore
5. Heroes for Sale, Andy Mineo
— Associated Press