October 18, 2013

PAPERBACK

Fiction

1. THE RACKETEER

(Dell, $9.99, Bantam $16). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [7]

2. ENDER’S GAME

(Tor, $7.99). By Orson Scott Card. A boy genius may be the last hope for humans as they battle hostile aliens. [8]

3. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $15). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [4]

4. MAD RIVER

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Three teen killers are on a rampage, and the police can’t find them. [2]

5. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $18). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [12]

6. THE SINS OF THE MOTHER

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. A summer yachting vacation in the Mediterranean exposes a family’s strife. [3]

7. DEAR LIFE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Alice Munro. A collection of stories by the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize of literature. [1]

8. THE FORGOTTEN

(Grand Central, $10). By David Baldacci. The death of a beloved aunt leads Army Special Agent John Puller into a dangerous conspiracy. [13]

9. OF MICE AND MEN

(Penguin, $10). By John Steinbeck. The story of George and Lennie, California laborers, during the Great Depression. [1]

10. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that became a publishing phenomenon. [56]

Nonfiction

1. THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION: LET GO OF WHO YOU THINK YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE AND EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE

(Hazelden, $14.95). By Brene Brown. [2]

2. GLASS HOUSES: PRIVACY, SECRECY, AND CYBER INSECURITY IN A TRANSPARENT WORLD

(Penguin, $17). By Joel Brenner. [1]

3. EFFECTIVE PHRASES FOR PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: A GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL EVALUATIONS

(Neal, $12.95). By James E. Neal Jr. [3]

4. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [162]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [50]

6. GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS: A MONOGRAPH TO ACCOMPANY GOOD TO GREAT

(HarperBusiness, $13.95). By James C. Collins. [2]

7. LEADING SUCCESSFUL CHANGE: 8 KEYS TO MAKING CHANGE WORK

(Wharton, $15.99). By Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon. [1]

8. QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [28]

9. JESUS > RELIGION: WHY HE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN TRYING HARDER, DOING MORE, AND BEING GOOD ENOUGH

(Thomas Nelson, $16.99). By Jefferson Bethke. [1]

10. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone.. [70]

Fiction

1. DOCTOR SLEEP

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. The sequel to the bestselling novel “The Shining.” [3]

2. STORM FRONT

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport has to protect an ancient Hebraic scroll linked to King Solomon. [1]

3. GONE

(Little, Brown, $28). By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Brutal thug Manuel Perrine is out of prison and he’s promised to kill Michael Bennett, the detective who put him there. [2]

4. THE LONGEST RIDE

(Grand Central, $27). By Nicholas Sparks. Lying injured by a car, a 91 year old man is helped by memories of his deceased wife. [4]

5. THE CIRCLE

(Knopf, $27.95). By Dave Eggers. The world’s most powerful Internet company becomes the Big Brother of 2013. [1]

6. THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS

(Viking, $28.95). By Elizabeth Gilbert. A young botanists marries an artist at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. [2]

7. STARRY NIGHT

(Ballantine, $18). By Debbie Macomber. Christmastime: a society-page columnist heads to Alaska to score an interview with a reclusive author. [1]

8. THE LOWLAND

(Knopf, $27.95). By Jhumpa Lahiri. Two brothers come of age in 1960s India and America. [3]

9. DOING HARD TIME

(Putnam, $26.95). By Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington is on vacation in Bel-Air. Crime follows him, of course. [1]

10. THE DOUBLE

(Little, Brown, $26). By George Pelecanos. Spero Lucas goes searching for a missing painting and the deadly boyfriend of a jilted woman. [1]

Nonfiction

1. KILLING JESUS

(Henry Holt, $28). By by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. An account of the crucifixion of Jesus. [3]

2. DAVID AND GOLIATH: UNDERDOGS, MISFITS, AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS

(Little, Brown, $29). By Malcolm Gladwell. How the underdog wins. [2]

3. I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN

(Little, Brown, $26). By Malala Yousafzai. [1]

4. THE REASON I JUMP: THE INNER VOICE OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH AUTISM

(Random House, $22). By Naoki Higashida. [1]

5. MY STORY

(St. Martin's, $25.99). By Elizabeth Smart and Chris Stewart. The memoir of the young woman who was kidnapped by a religious fanatic. [1]

6. EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK: 200 DELICIOUS NUTRIENT-RICH RECIPES FOR FAST AND SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS, REVERSING DISEASE, AND LIFELONG HEALTH

(HarperOne, $28.99). By Joel Fuhrman. [1]

7. BREAK OUT!: 5 KEYS TO GO BEYOND YOUR BARRIERS AND LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

(FaithWords, $26). By Joel Osteen. [2]

8. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [4]

9. EAT MOVE SLEEP: HOW SMALL CHOICES LEAD TO BIG CHANGES

(Missionday, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [1]

10. SI-COLOGY 1: TALES AND WISDOM FROM DUCK DYNASTY’S FAVORITE UNCLE

(Howard, $22.99). By Si Robertson. [6]