1. The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult. A New Hampshire baker finds herself in the midst of two Holocaust stories: her grandmother’s story of survival, and the confessions of an elderly German man, an SS officer.

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

3. Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson. While Alex Cross pursues a Washington serial killer (or killers?), someone is after him.

5. A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy. Guests at an inn by the sea on Ireland’s west coast; the final book by Binchy, who died in 2012.

5. Breaking Point, C.J. Box. The 13th novel featuring Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden.


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

2. Sum It Up, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins. A memoir by the longtime coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, who received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Until I Say Goodbye, Susan Spencer-Wendel with Bret Witter. A journalist’s life-affirming response to a diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

4. 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.

5. Salt Sugar Fat, Michael Moss. A New York Times reporter reveals how food companies use science to encourage us to consume more of their products.


1. The Innocent, David Baldacci. When something about his latest mission seems wrong, government assassin Will Robie refuses to kill. Now he’s a target himself.

2. Defending Jacob, William Landay. An assistant district attorney’s life is shaken when his shy 14-year-old son is accused of murder.

3. The Thief, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. On the ocean liner Mauretania, two scientists possess a groundbreaking invention; can Detective Isaac Bell protect them from a ruthless agent bent on destroying it?

4. Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks. The arrival of a mysterious young woman in a small North Carolina town raises questions about her past.

5. You Don’t Want to Know, Lisa Jackson. Living in a fog of grief over the disappearance of her toddler son two years earlier, a woman begins to have unsettling visions.

— New York Times


1. Zero Dark Thirty

2. Argo

3. Skyfall

4. Rise of the Guardians

5. Wreck-It Ralph

— McClatchy-Tribune

News Service


1. Just Give Me a Reason, Pink (featuring Nate Ruess)

2. Thrift Shop, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (featuring Wanz)

3. Stay, Rihanna (featuring Mikky Ekko)

4. When I Was Your Man, Bruno Mars

5. Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z)

— Associated Press


1. The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

2. The Truth About Love, Pink

3. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons

4. Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves

5. The Heist, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore

— Associated Press