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Rankings for books in print and electronic formats for the week ending Nov. 3, according to the New York Times. (Advice list is print only.)


1. The Racketeer (John Grisham) An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange information for his freedom.

2. Reflected in You (Sylvia Day) Eva and Gideon of Bared to You struggle to make their relationship work.

3. The Sins of the Mother (Danielle Steel) A successful businesswoman tries to make up for past failings with her children.

4. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

5. Fifty Shades of Grey (E.L. James) A naive college student has an affair; first book in an erotic trilogy.


1. Killing Kennedy (Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard) Fox News host recounts the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2. Proof of Heaven (Eben Alexander) A neurosurgeon recounts his near-death experience during a coma.

3. No Easy Day (Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer) A former Navy SEAL's account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

4. Killing Lincoln (Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard) Fox News host on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

5. A Gift of Hope (Danielle Steel) Novelist's memoir about transforming the loss of her son into a campaign of service.

Advice, how-to, miscellaneous

1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof (Ina Garten) Practical recipes and menu tips for home cooks.

2. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Deb Perelman) The blogger and self-taught cook offers more than 100 recipes.

3. Guinness World Records 2013 (editors of Guinness World Records) Tallest, fastest, youngest.

4. Wheat Belly (William Davis) Wheat in modern diets and an argument for its elimination.

5. Bouchon Bakery (Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel with others) Recipes for bread and other baked goods.