Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits


1. "NYPD Red 2" by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown, $28). Detectives from a New York Police task force solve a wealthy woman's murder. Last week: —

2. "Missing You" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95). A detective works to solve a conspiracy that brings up memories and people from her past. Last week: 1

3. "Blossom Street Brides" by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine, $26). A story of love and friendship centered on three women and a yarn shop. Last week: —

4. "Power Play" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28). An examination of how two CEOs operate and the risks they take at the pinnacle of power. Last week: 2

5. "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30). A terrorist attack in an art museum sets Theo Decker on a life-altering path. Last week: 5


1. "The Hungry Girl Diet" by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin's $26.99). Lillien offers a four-week meal plan based on her "Hungry Girl" cookbooks. Last week: —

2. "Thrive" by Arianna Huffington (Harmony, $26). Huffington Post editor-in-chief explores her personal and professional struggles and attempts to redefine success. Last week: —

3. "A Call to Action" by Jimmy Carter (Simon and Schuster, $28). The former president addresses discrimination against women and girls in every nation. Last week: —

4. "The Body Book" by Cameron Diaz (HarperWave, $25.99). The actress shares her advice on healthy living. Last week: 1

5. "Grain Brain" by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg (Little, Brown, $27). The authors argue that eating grains negatively affects brain function. Last week: 3

— Publishers Weekly


1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen, $17.99). Book 2 in Roth's dystopian Divergent series.

2. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton, $17.99). A girl who has cancer finds love despite her prognosis.

3. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor, $15.95). Ifemelu and Obinze fall in and out of love with each other and their native Nigeria.

4. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen, $9.99). Roth's dystopian Y.A. novel remains on the best-seller list after its March 21 film release.

5. "A Nice Little Place on the North Side" by George Will (Crown, $25). Will takes a look at the Cubs' losing streak and their 100-year-old home, Wrigley Field.

For the week ending March 29.

Participating bookstores: Barbara's Bookstores (Chicago), Anderson's Bookshop (Naperville), The Book Stall at Chestnut Court (Winnetka), Unabridged Bookstore (Chicago), The Book Table (Oak Park), The Bookstore (Glen Ellyn), Women & Children First Bookstore (Chicago), Azizi Books (Matteson), The Book Bin (Northbrook).

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