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Rankings for books in print and electronic formats for the week ending Sept. 20, according to the New York Times.


1. Edge of Eternity (Ken Follett) Five families grapple with events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

2. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer? Basis for the movie.

3. Personal (Lee Child) Jack Reacher tries to stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.

4. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) An English nurse is transported to 1743 in the Scottish highlands; basis for the Starz series.

5. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) A Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny; first published in 2003.


1. 13 Hours (Mitchell Zuckoff) Six CIA contract employees discuss their experiences during the attack in Benghazi in 2012.

2. Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand) An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

3. The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown) The University of Washington crew's quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

4. An Invisible Thread (Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski) A long friendship between a sales executive and a destitute boy.

5. What If? (Randall Munroe) Scientific, humorous answers to hypothetical questions, based on the author's website,


1. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success (Steve Harvey) The comedian counsels on harnessing personal gifts.

2. Zero to One (Peter Thiel with Blake Masters) A co-founder of PayPal on how to build companies that create new things.

3. What I Know for Sure (Oprah Winfrey) The media queen discusses the essential components of an authentic life.

4. The Mystery of the Shemitah (Jonathan Cahn) An ancient seven-year cycle influences major world events.

5. The Way of Serenity (Jonathan Morris) Trying to live by the words of the serenity prayer, seeking peace, God's support.