1. "Double Cross," by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.99). Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, a police detective, confront a Washington killer who boasts of his killings on his own Web site, as well as an old adversary who has escaped from prison.
2. "The Choice," by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $24.99). How a North Carolina man's choices play out in his life; from the author of "At First Sight."
3. "Playing for Pizza," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $21.95). An American third-string quarterback joins the Italian National Football League's Parma Panthers.
4. "Stone Cold," by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $26.99). Members of Washington's Camel Club are being murdered to prevent them from uncovering government secrets.
5. "Confessor," by Terry Goodkind (Tor/Tom Doherty, $29.95). The 11th and final novel of the "Sword of Truth" fantasy series.
6. "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $25.95). A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.
1. "An Inconvenient Book," by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Threshold Editions, $26). The conservative TV and talk-radio host offers his solutions to problems including global warming, poverty and political correctness.
2. "I Am America (And So Can You)," by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello and Allison Silverman (Grand Central, $26.99). The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."
3. "Boom!," by Tom Brokaw (Random House, $28.95). The retired news anchor recalls and assesses the 1960s.
4. "Good Dog. Stay.," by Anna Quindlen (Random House, $14.95). Life lessons from a black Lab.
5. "Clapton," by Eric Clapton (Broadway Books, $26). The great guitarist looks back on his life and his music.
6. "Rescuing Sprite," by Mark R. Levin (Pocket Books, $22). A family's love for an older dog they adopted.
- The New York Times