1. The Racketeer, John Grisham. Malcolm Bannister, an imprisoned ex-lawyer, knows who murdered a federal judge. He concocts a scheme to exchange this information for his freedom.

2. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

3. Threat Vector, Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. As China threatens to invade Taiwan, covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. aids the administration — but his agency is no longer secret.

4. Notorious Nineteen, Janet Evanovich. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum joins with Joe Morelli to track down a con man who disappeared from a hospital; meanwhile, she takes a second job guarding Ranger.

5. The Forgotten, David Baldacci. Military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of Zero Day, probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.


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. Thomas Jefferson, Jon Meacham. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a politician.

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. America Again, Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Tom Purcell et al. The mock pundit of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report tells how to bring America back from the brink.

5. 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.


1. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James. Inexperienced college student falls in love with a man who has particular sexual tastes; first book in trilogy.

2. Life of Pi, Yann Martel. An allegory on the high seas, in which a teenage boy and a 450-pound tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat after a shipwreck.

3. Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James. Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets, Anastasia ends their relationship — but desire still dominates her every thought; the second book in a trilogy.

4. Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James. Reunited, Anastasia and Christian face a world of possibilities, and unexpected challenges; the final volume in a trilogy.

5. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain. Hadley Richardson comes into her own as Ernest Hemingway’s long-suffering first wife in this novel, which chronicles their five-year marriage, much of it spent among aspiring writers in Paris.

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1. Total Recall

2. The Watch

3. Savages

4. Premium Rush

5. Resident Evil: Retribution

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1. I Knew You Were Trouble, Taylor Swift

2. Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars

3. Gangnam Style, PSY

4. Ho Hey, The Lumineers

5. Beauty and a Beat, Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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1. Pitch Perfect

2. Ted (Unrated)

3. The Dark Knight Rises

4. The Bourne Legacy

5. Total Recall (2012)

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