1. Kill Shot, Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp, a CIA superagent hunting down perpetrators of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing, finds himself caught in a dangerous trap.

2. Catch Me, Lisa Gardner. A woman asks Boston detective D.D. Warren to prevent her being murdered in four days.

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

4. Private: #1 Suspect, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. When a former lover’s dead body is found in his bed, Jack Morgan, a former Marine and the head of an investigative firm, is accused of murder.

5. 11/22/63, Stephen King. An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald, but first he must determine if Oswald is guilty.


1. Ameritopia, Mark R. Levin. A talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation surveys the utopian movement and warns that Americans must choose between utopianism and liberty.

2. Hilarity Ensues, Tucker Max. More stories from a life of serial debauchery.

3. American Sniper, Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. A member of the Navy SEALs who has the most career sniper kills in U.S. military history discusses his childhood, his marriage and his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war.

4. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson. A biography of the late entrepreneur, based on 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.

5. Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The anchor of The O’Reilly Factor recounts one of the most consequential episodes of U.S. history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1. The End of Illness, David B. Agus with Kristin Loberg. With a blend of storytelling, research and ideas, a cancer doctor challenges perceptions about what “health” means.

2. Take the Stairs, Rory Vaden. A program for taking the stairs — what Vaden describes as resisting temptations like shortcuts to success — in an “escalator world.”

3. The World of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes. The TV drama’s companion book offers story and character insights.

4. The 17 Day Diet, Mike Moreno. Four cycles to help you burn fat every day.

5. One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp. On living a life of joy.

Mass-market paper fiction

1. 44 Charles Street, Danielle Steel. An art gallery owner takes in boarders in her Greenwich Village town house. In one eventful year, they become the most important people in her life.

2. Against All Enemies, Tom Clancy with Peter Telep. Max Moore, a former Navy SEALs member, pursues the terrorists who killed his CIA colleagues in a bombing in Pakistan.

3. The 9th Judgment, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club pursue a killer who’s preying on women and children.

4. The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae, Stephanie Laurens. To save his castle and his clan, the eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap the headstrong Angelica Cynster.

5. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson. In the second volume of the Millennium trilogy, Swedish hacker Lisbeth Salander becomes a murder suspect.

Kids’ picture books

1. Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Fancy Nancy and her best friend get ready to dance. (Ages 4 to 7.)

2. Listen to My Trumpet!, Mo Willems. Piggie can’t wait to play her new instrument for Gerald. (Ages 4 to 8.)

3. Heaven Is for Real for Kids, Todd and Sonja Burpo. Illustrated by Wilson Ong. A religious encounter. (Ages 4 to 8.)

4. I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klassen. A bear’s missing hat is a mystery with a mischievous twist. (Ages 4 to 8.)

5. Plant a Kiss, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. See it bloom. (Ages 2 to 5.)

— New York Times