5COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. President Jack Ryan and his son, a covert intelligence expert, try to counter a Russian threat in Tom Clancy’s last novel before his death.
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 CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson. Alex Cross’s family is threatened by a genius intent on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
8THE GODS OF GUILT, by Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller, a.k.a. the Lincoln lawyer, defends a “digital pimp” accused of murder
9KING AND MAXWELL, by David Baldacci. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, scrutinize the report of a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.
10TAKEDOWN TWENTY, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.
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.
5I 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.
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.
7HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.
8 LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
9MIRACLES AND MASSACRES, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck. Little-known stories from the American past.
10 LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!, by Ron Burgundy. (Crown Archetype.) A “memoir” in the voice of Will Ferrell’s anchorman character.