1. The Racketeer, John Grisham. Malcolm Bannister, an imprisoned ex-lawyer, knows who murdered a federal judge. And he concocts a scheme to exchange this information for his freedom.
2. The Sins of the Mother, Danielle Steel. An enormously successful businesswoman tries to make up for past failings with her children, now grown.
3. The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling. The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; a novel for adults by the creator of Harry Potter.
4. The Panther, Nelson DeMille. Posted to Yemen, anti-terrorist task force agent John Corey and his wife, an FBI agent, pursue a high-ranking al-Qaida operative — who is out to avenge the death of the Libyan terrorist Corey killed in New York.
5. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
1. 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.
2. No Easy Day, Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
3. Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
4. Bruce, Peter Ames Carlin. A biography of Bruce Springsteen looks at his family, his music and his drive for fame and influence.
5. Rod, Rod Stewart. The pop singer reminisces on his long career.
ADVICE, HOW-TO, MISC.
1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina Garten. Practical recipes and menu planning tips for home cooks.
2. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman. The blogger and self-taught cook offers more than 100 recipes.
3. Guinness World Records 2013. Tallest, fastest, youngest.
4. Wheat Belly, William Davis. An examination of wheat in modern diets and an argument for its elimination.
5. Bouchon Bakery, Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel with others. Recipes for bread and other baked goods.
— New York Times
REDBOX TOP DVD RENTALS
1. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. Magic Mike
4. The Raven
5. Arthur Christmas
— McClatchy-Tribune News Service
TOP ITUNES SINGLES
1. Gangnam Style, PSY
2. Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
3. Diamonds, Rihanna
4. Die Young, Ke$ha
5. One More Night, Maroon 5
TOP ITUNES ALBUMS
1. Red, Taylor Swift
2. Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition, One Direction
3. R.E.D. Ne-Yo
4. Babel, Mumford & Sons
5. good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar
— Associated Press