1.“Tenth of December,” by George Saunders (Random House: $26). A story collection examining what happens when we are brought up short by life.
2.“The Dinner,” by Herman Koch (Hogarth: $24). How far parents are prepared to go to protect those they love is the topic of this dinner conversation.
3.“Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn (Crown: $25). A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
4.“A Week in Winter,” by Maeve Binchy (Knopf: $26.95). An eccentric group of guests visits a country inn on the Irish Coast.
5.“Vampires in the Lemon Grove,” by Karen Russell (Knopf: $24.95). A collection of stories that evoke strangeness and disconnection.
6.“Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walters (Harper: $25.99). A tangled love story spanning 50 years from Hollywood to the Italian coast.
7.“The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green (Dutton: $17.99). Two teenagers fighting cancer fall in love.
8.“Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” by Maria Semple (Little, Brown: $25.99). An unhappy mother goes missing in Seattle in this humorous family drama..
9.“Alex Cross, Run,” by James Patterson (Little, Brown: $28.99). The tables are turned on Detective Cross while he investigates a series of grisly murders of beautiful women.
10.“Suspect,” by Robert Crais (Putnam: $27.95). A damaged cop and an ex-military guard dog team to find a killer.
1.“My Beloved World,” by Sonia Sotomayor (Knopf: $27.95). The Supreme Court justice recounts her obstacle-filled journey, beginning in the Bronx projects.
2.“Going Clear,” by Lawrence Wright (Knopf: $28.95). An examination of Scientology and its late founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
3.“The Soundtrack of My Life,” by Clive Davis (Simon & Schuster: $30). The legendary record executive opens up on his personal life and career as a hit maker.
4.“Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf: $25.95) A woman on the verge embarks on an 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
5.“I Could Pee on This,” by Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle: $12.95). A quirky collection of feline poetry.
6.“The Searchers,” by Glenn Frankel (Bloomsbury: $28). The historic battles and behind-the-scenes conflicts of director John Ford’s famous western.
7.“Long Shot,” by Mike Piazza (Simon & Schuster: $27). A candid autobiography of the former L.A. Dodger and all-star catcher.
8.“Life Code,” by Phillip C. McGraw (Bird Street: $26). How to identify and protect yourself from the negative and dangerous people in your life.
9.“Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” by Katherine Boo (Random House: $27). How interrelated global economy trickles down from Manhattan to Mumbai.
10.“Ike and Dick,” by Jeffrey Frank (Simon & Schuster: $30). The strange political and private relationship between the 34th president and his vice president