3.“My Lunches With Orson,” by Henry Jaglom and Peter Biskand (Metropolitan: $28) Private lunchtime chats recorded during the last years of the director’s’ life.
4.“Lean In,” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf: $24.95) The Facebook executive offers observations on gender inequities in the professional world.
5.“The Unwinding,” by George Packer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27) A novelistic portrait of America’s boom and bust covering the past 35 years.
6.“Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House: $27) The remarkable story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
7.“I Could Pee on This,” by Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle: $12.95) A quirky collection of feline poetry.
8.“This Town,” by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press: $27.95) Inside the culture of Beltway politics where funerals are big ticket networking events.
9.“Sleepless in Hollywood,” by Lynda Obst (Simon & Schuster: $26) The film producer dishes on the current state of the entertainment industry.
10.“Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversation,” by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner (Simon & Schuster: $26) The Hollywood star detailed her private and personal relationships during late-night conversations with journalist Evans.