“The Great Gatsby,” Dan Brown’s “The Inferno” and Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” top this week’s list. Khaled Hosseini’s “And the Mountains Echoed” debuts at number 2.

May 31, 2013

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Fiction

1. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [30]

2. WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR

(Three Rivers, $14.95). By Max Brooks. Survivors of a global zombie war give their accounts of what happened 10 years earlier. [3]

3. BLACK LIST

(Pocket, $9.99). By Brad Thor. The president maintains a secret list. You’re not off it until you’re dead. [1]

4. ZOO

(Grand Central, $15). By James Patterson. A lion attack leads a young biologist on a quest to save the world. [2]

5. BEAUTIFUL RUINS

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Jess Walter. A love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. [7]

6. GUILTY WIVES

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. [4]

7. STOLEN PREY

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport investigates the grizzly murder of a wealthy family. [4]

8. WIND CHIME POINT

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. An ambitious woman’s life unravels. the last thing she wants is love. [4]

9. THE WITNESS

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. Life and love catch up with a young woman seeking anonymity in the rural Ozarks. [8]

10. THE BEST OF ME

(Grand Central, $14.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A high school couple, separated 25 years later, rekindle their love after a friend’s funeral. [8]

Nonfiction

1. THINKING FAST AND SLOW

(FSG, $16) By Daniel Kahneman. The Nobel Prize winner (economic sciences) examines our modes of thought. [5]

2. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine Books, $16.00). By Carols. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. [16]

3. PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [31]

4. THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

(Penguin, $15). By Adam Smith. The classic examination of labor, free markets and productivity. [1]

5. REWIRE YOUR BRAIN FOR LOVE: CREATING VIBRANT RELATIONSHIPS USING THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS

(Hay House, $12.95). By Marsha Lucas. [1]

6. WHY DON’T STUDENTS LIKE SCHOOL?: A COGNITIVE SCIENTIST ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE MIND WORKS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE CLASSROOM

(Jossey-Bass, $18.95). By Daniel T. Willingham. [1]

7. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: REDISCOVERING WHAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [12]

8. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US

(Riverhead, $16). By Daniel H. Pink. [7]

9. CONTROL: EXPOSING THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS

(Threshold, $12). By Glenn Beck. [4]

10. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay Books, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [31]

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HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Landgon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [2]

2. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [1]

3. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [5]

4. 12TH OF NEVER

(Little , Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A star NFL player is accused of murder. [4]

5. A CHAIN OF THUNDER: A NOVEL OF THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG

(Ballantine, $28). By Jeff Shaara. [1]

6. DEAD EVER AFTER

(Ace, $27.95). By Charlaine Harris. The final installment in the “Sookie Stackhouse” series. [3]

7. SILKEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. A Minnesota political fixer investigating a case may be in over his head as he awakes in the back of a trunk. [3]

8. A DELICATE TRUTH

(Viking, $28.95). By John Le Carre. A counter-terrorist operation gone wrong provides a moral quandary for an ambitious government employee. [3]

9. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [49]

10. WHISKEY BEACH

(Putnam, $27.95). By Nora Roberts. A disgraced lawyer escapes to a beach house, where he finds love and solace. [6]

Nonfiction

1. LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [11]

2. THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT: THE WAR IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1944-1945 (LIBERATION TRILOGY)

(Henry Holt, $40). By Rick Atkinson. [2]

3. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [117]

4. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY: MY LIFE AND LEGACY AS THE DUCK COMMANDER

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [3]

5. GETTING INNOVATION RIGHT: HOW LEADERS LEVERAGE INFLECTION POINTS TO DRIVE SUCCESS

(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Seth Kahan. [1]

6. MISSION TO MARS: MY VISION FOR SPACE EXPLORATION

(National Geographic, $26). By Buzz Aldrin and David Leonard. [1]

7. RUMSFELD’S RULES: LEADERSHIP LESSONS IN BUSINESS, POLITICS, WAR, AND LIFE

(Broadside, $27.99). By Donald Rumsfeld. [2]

8. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

(Little, Brown, $27). By David Sedaris. Essays by the famed humorist. [5]

9. ELEVEN RINGS: THE SOUL OF SUCCESS

(Penguin, $27.95). By Phil Jackson, and Hugh Delehanty. [1]

10. FIGHTING FOR COMMON GROUND: HOW WE CAN FIX THE STALEMATE IN CONGRESS

(Weinstein, $26). By Olympia Snowe. [1]

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