1. Inferno, Dan Brown. The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

2. And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini. A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of The Kite Runner.

3. Bad Monkey, Carl Hiaasen. A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder.

4. The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls. When their irresponsible mother takes off, a 12-year-old California girl and her sister join the rest of their family in Virginia.

5. The Eye of Moloch, Glenn Beck with Jack Henderson. Continuing the fight to save America begun in The Overton Window.


1. Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

2. American Gun, Chris Kyle with William Doyle. Kyle, a former member of the Navy SEALs who was shot to death in Texas in February, tells how 10 firearms changed U.S. history.

3. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

4. Dad Is Fat, Jim Gaffigan. The comedian’s life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.

5. Keep It Pithy, Bill O’Reilly. A “highlight reel” of previous writings, updated, from the host of The O’Reilly Factor.


1. Joyland, Stephen King. In North Carolina in 1973, a college student working at an amusement park confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

2. Entwined with You, Sylvia Day. Eve and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires; a Crossfire novel.

3. World War Z, Max Brooks. An “oral history” of an imagined Zombie War that nearly destroys civilization.

4. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter. Ruins both emotional and architectural, in Italy, Hollywood and elsewhere, figure in this sweeping novel.

5. Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver. A woman’s life expands as a visitation of butterflies brings scientific truths to rural Tennessee.

— New York Times


1. Side Effects

2. Snitch

3. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

4. Oz the Great and Powerful

5. Beautiful Creatures

— McClatchy-Tribune

News Service


1. Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. and Pharrell)

2. Radioactive, Imagine Dragons

3. Get Lucky, Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams)

4. Treasure, Bruno Mars

5. We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus

— Associated Press


1. Yeezus, Kanye West

2. Born Sinner, J Cole

3. Watching Movies With the Sound Off, Mac Miller

4. Talk a Good Game, Kelly Rowland

5. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

— Associated Press