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

2. Love in a Nutshell, Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. A former magazine editor attempts to turn her parentsí summer house into a bed-and-breakfast.

3. Death Comes to Pemberley, P.D. James. Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy marry, their comfortable life is shaken by a murder, as James re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice with a mysterious twist.

4. 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 whether Oswald is guilty of assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

5. 77 Shadow Street, Dean Koontz. A 19th-century tycoonís mansion has been turned into luxury apartments, but it remains in the grip of evil forces.


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

2. 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.

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

4. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman. The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.

5. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runnerís story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his bomber went down over the Pacific.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1. Real Marriage, Mark and Grace Driscoll. A pastor and his wife discuss sex, friendship and marriage.

2. Taking People With You, David Novak. How to make big things happen by getting people on your side.

3. The 17 Day Diet, Mike Moreno. Four 17-day cycles are designed to work with your metabolism so you can burn fat every day.

4. The Dash Diet Action Plan, Marla Heller. Steps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol without medication.

5. The Dukan Diet, Pierre Dukan. A program that rejects calorie counting and assigns protein a major role.

Paperback nonfiction

1. Bossypants, Tina Fey. A memoir from the former Saturday Night Live star and creator of 30†Rock.

2. Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. A father recounts his 3-year-old sonís encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy.

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot. The story of an African-American woman whose cancerous cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

4. The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks. The comedy writer offers a plan for safeguarding yourself from the living dead.

5. (Expletive) Finish First, Tucker Max. A tale of bad decisions, debauchery and reckless sex.

Kidsí chapter books

1. The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan. The cast of characters expands; Book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus. (Ages 9 to 12.)

2. Miss Peregrineís Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs. An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 or older.)

3. Clockwork Prince, Cassandra Clare. Book 2 of the Infernal Devices, a sequel to Clockwork Angel. (Ages 14 or older.)

4. The Lego Ideas Book, Daniel Lipkowitz. Projects with plastic bricks. (Ages 7 or older.)

5. The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan. A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 or older.)

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