June 29, 2012 A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers' tale of adventure and economic hardship, debuts at No. 5.
July 22, 2011 War is winding down in the Seven Kingdoms, but dynastic struggles continue to loom large. After a six-year wait, A Dance with Dragons — the fifth book in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series — debuts at No. 1.
July 15, 2011 After her husband is indicted for investment fraud, Meredith Martin Delinn loses everything, but she hopes a summer on Nantucket will help her heal. Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand, enjoys a second week on the list.
July 8, 2011 When the young witness to a triple homicide lapses into a state of shock, Detective Linna tries to breach his memory through hypnosis. The Hypnotist — a Swedish import by Lars Kepler — debuts at No. 9.
July 1, 2011 After a friend's death, a Vermont teenager moves to New York's Lower East Side in search of a sense of community. Hippies and Hare Krishnas populate Eleanor Henderson's Ten Thousand Saints, which debuts at No. 13.
June 24, 2011 Three generations of strong-willed women spill their secrets at the family's summer home. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, debuts at No. 7.
June 10, 2011 When bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson gets accused of rape and murder, the Boston police department calls private eye Spenser in to help them solve the case. Robert B. Parker's Sixkill enjoys its fifth week on the list.
June 3, 2011 Pete Hamill follows the editor-in-chief of New York's last afternoon tabloid through murder, mourning and the rush of a daily deadline. Tabloid City debuts at No. 12.
May 20, 2011 On the first snow day of the year, a boy wakes up to find his mother gone and a mysterious snowman outside, the calling card of a notorious serial killer. Detective Hole investigates the case in Jo Nesbo's The Snowman, which debuts at No. 7.
May 6, 2011 When a long-lost Shakespeare play turns up in the possession of a convicted forger, his son must decide whether it's the real deal or his father's greatest scheme. The Tragedy of Arthur debuts at No. 12.
April 29, 2011 Caroline Kennedy pays tribute to womanhood in a narrated collection of her favorite poems by the likes of Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Oliver and Pablo Neruda. She Walks In Beauty enjoys its third week on the list.
April 22, 2011 For Commissario Guido Brunetti's latest case, the Italian detective delves into the lives of Venice's elderly residents to investigate the death of a woman who ran a safe house for abused wives. Donna Leon's 20th installment in the Brunetti series, Drawing Conclusions, debuts at No. 12.
April 15, 2011 In Billy Collins' ninth collection of poetry, he explores the themes of loss and love with lyrical humor and whimsy. Often described as America's most popular poet, Collins crafts poems that are heartfelt and accessible. Horoscopes from the Dead debuts at No. 8.
April 8, 2011 The Pale King, the unfinished last novel of David Foster Wallace, explores the quirks and aspirations of new recruits at an IRS office in a Midwestern town. In the novel, Wallace humorously and skillfully grapples with themes of unconquerable boredom and satisfaction. It debuts at No. 13.
April 1, 2011 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency returns to solve a new slew of mysteries — including murdered cattle, the reappearance of Mma Ramotswe's old white van and a search for the perfect pair of wedding shoes. Alexander McCall Smith's The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party debuts at No. 3.