5KING AND MAXWELL, by David Baldacci. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, scrutinize a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.
6DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a spectacular gift.
7 S., by Doug Dorst. (Mulholland/Little, Brown.) In a project conceived by the writer and director J. J. Abrams, the facsimile of a novel published in 1949 encodes a mystery.
8THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
9THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.
10THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY, by Adriana Trigiani. Tensions arise when Valentine Roncalli, a Greenwich Village shoe designer, marries a handsome Italian, and the two must balance careers, countries and families. The final book in the Valentine trilogy.
1 THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
2 DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
3KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.
4GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
5MIRACLES AND MASSACRES, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck. Little-known stories from the American past.
6 THE BULLY PULPIT, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, the author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” turns her attention to the early 20th century. She focuses on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, friends and later rivals, and on the activities of the muckraking press.
7 HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.
8I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.
9SI-COLOGY 101, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach. Tales from Phil’s youngest brother, retired from the Army, who works in the Duck Commander workshop.
10MY PROMISED LAND, by Ari Shavit. An Israeli journalist expresses both solidarity with and criticism of his countrymen in this memoir and history.