1. 11th Hour, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer.
2. Deadlocked, Charlaine Harris. Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates a murder that has more to do with her than she imagines.
3. Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel. In this sequel to Wolf Hall, Thomas Cromwell conspires against Anne Boleyn, whom Henry VIII has turned against so that he can marry Jane Seymour.
4. The Road to Grace, Richard Paul Evans. The continuing story of an ad executive who loses everything and embarks on a walk from Seattle to Key West, Fla.; a sequel to The Walk and Miles to Go.
5. In One Person, John Irving. An aspiring writer struggles with his sexuality.
1. The Passage of Power, Robert A. Caro. The fourth volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Caro’s monumental biography, follows events from 1958 through the Kennedy assassination.
2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Anna Quindlen. The journalist and novelist, now nearly 60, looks back at her experiences and those of her generation.
3. Screwed!, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. How foreign countries take our jobs and misuse our aid.
4. Most Talkative, Andy Cohen. The Bravo executive vice president who oversees Top Chef and The Real Housewives looks back on his career.
5. Prague Winter, Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward. The former secretary of state describes her family’s life in Czechoslovakia, where she was born; their exile in London during World War II; their return to their homeland after the war and their final move to the United States in 1948.
Advice, how-to, miscellaneous
1. I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), Stephen Colbert. Illustrated by Paul Hildebrand. A children’s book parody from the mock pundit of TV’s Colbert Report.
2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, Ree Drummond. More recipes.
3. Bombshell, Suzanne Somers. The former TV star on how to redefine aging.
4. This Is How, Augusten Burroughs. Answers for those facing life problems who may ask, “How will I survive this?”
5. The Loyalty Leap, Bryan Pearson. Using customer information to strengthen customer relationships.
Mass-market paper fiction
1. The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks. A Marine returning home sets out to track down the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.
2. Buried Prey, John Sandford. For 25 years the unsolved kidnapping of two girls has haunted Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport. But now, their bodies have been found.
3. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin. In the frozen wastes north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering; Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire.
4. The Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly. Falling on tough times, Mickey Haller expands his legal practice into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
5. Vision in White, Nora Roberts. A wedding photographer finds romance with the brother of a bride-to-be; Book 1 in The Bride Quartet series.
Kids’ picture books
1. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean. Pete is wearing his favorite shirt. (Ages 3 to 7.)
2. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Mo Willems. Do you think the pigeon is happy about that? (Ages 2 to 6.)
3. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. Trucks turn in. (Ages 4 to 8.)
4. The Lorax, Dr. Seuss. An environmental warning, in images, wordplay and rhymes; first published in 1971. (Ages 6 to 9.)
5. Dinosaur Pet, lyrics by Marc Sedaka. Illustrated by Tim Bowers. Learning the months of the year with a boy and his dinosaur; accompanied by a Neil Sedaka CD. (Ages 4 to 7.)
— New York Times