1. Plum Spooky
by Janet Evanovich ($27.95, St. Martin's Press).
The new bounty hunter Stephanie Plum novel.
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
by David Wroblewski ($25.95, Ecco).
A mute boy lives on his parents' farm.
3. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson ($24.95, Knopf).
A journalist and a hacker solve a cold case.
by Roberto Bolano ($30, Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
A group of writers follows a reclusive German novelist.
5. The Piano Teacher
by Janice Lee ($25.95, Viking).
A couples' love affair is threatened by World War II.
1. Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell ($27.99, Little, Brown).
A look at why different people succeed.
2. The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch ($21.95, Hyperion).
A guide to seizing life's moments.
3. Strengths Finder 2.0
by Tom Rath ($21.95, Gallup).
A guide to finding your strengths.
4. Hot, Flat and Crowded
by Thomas L. Friedman ($27.95, Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
A look at challenges the United States faces.
5. Things I've Been Silent About
by Azah Nafisi ($27, Random House).
A memoir about the author's unhappy family life.