1. POWER PLAY, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Two CEOs — a man and a woman — face very different challenges.

2. NIGHT BROKEN, by Patricia Briggs. (Ace) The ex-wife of Adam, mate of the shape shifter Mercy Thompson, wants him back.

3. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s) The Clifton Chronicles reach the 1960s in the fourth volume of the series.

4. STONE COLD, by C.J. Box. (Putnam) Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden and special assistant to the governor, investigates a mysterious wealthy rancher.

5. WORDS OF RADIANCE, by Brandon Sanderson. (Tor/Tom Doherty) The second book of the Stormlight Archive fantasy epic, set in the world of Roshar.

6. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

7. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

8. THE BOOTLEGGER, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. (Putnam) The early-20th-century detective Isaac Bell tracks a wide-ranging international criminal enterprise.

9. PRIVATE L.A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown) Jack Morgan and Justine Smith search for a celebrity couple who disappear from their luxurious ranch.

10. THE CHASE, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam) Nicolas Fox (a handsome con man) and Kate O’Hare (an FBI agent) team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian.


1. UGANDA BE KIDDING ME, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central) Humorous travel stories.

2. 10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris. (It Books) A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual basis of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

3. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

4. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

5. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

6. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

7. THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, by Michio Kaku. (Doubleday) A theoretical physicist examines research that points to the day when uploading memories will be possible.

8. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

9. JESUS, by James Martin. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) A retelling of the life of Christ, based on scholarship, personal stories and the Christian tradition, by the editor of America magazine, a Jesuit priest.

10. OVERWHELMED, by Brigid Schulte. (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux) A journalist probes the dilemmas faced by working mothers.


1. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET, by Mark Hyman. (Little, Brown) A fast-track plan for weight loss.

2. GRAIN BRAIN, by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg. (Little, Brown) The deleterious effect of carbohydrates on the brain, and how to reverse it.

3. THE BODY BOOK, by Cameron Diaz with Sandra Bark. (HarperWave) A guide for becoming healthier, inspired by the actor’s own experience.

4. THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION, by Brene Brown. (Hazelden Publishing) Embracing who you are, not who you should be.

5. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) How to communicate love in a way a spouse will understand.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending March 15. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.