New York Times Bestseller List: No. 1 Titles for Week Ended May 5

LOS ANGELES , May 7, 2013 () – The No. 1 titles for 19 print and e-book categories reported by the New York Times Best Sellers List for the week ended May 5, 2013:

Paperback Nonfiction: PROOF OF HEAVEN, by Eben Alexander. (Simon & Schuster, $15.99.) A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.

Paperback Trade Fiction: BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess Walter. (Harper Perennial, $15.99.) Ruins both emotional and architectural, in Italy, Hollywood and elsewhere, figure in this sweeping novel.

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction: THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $7.99.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction: LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

Combined Hardcover & Paperback Nonfiction: LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing)

Advice, How-To And Miscellaneous: THE FAST METABOLISM DIET, by Haylie Pomroy with Eve Adamson. (Crown Publishing.) A program to lose weight by rotating food groups.

Paperback Graphic Books: THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1, by Robert Kirkman and others. (Image Comics, $59.99.) This massive collected edition - over 1,000 pages - reprints the first 48 issues of “The Walking Dead.”

E-Book Nonfiction: BOSSYPANTS, by Tina Fey. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown) A memoir from the former "Saturday Night Live" star and creator of "30 Rock."

Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam) A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger.

Combined Hardcover & Paperback Fiction: WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam)

Hardcover Fiction: WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $27.95.) A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger.

Hardcover Graphic Books: DETECTIVE COMICS, VOL. 2, by Tony S. Daniel and Ed Benes. (DC Comics, $29.99.) There is no rest for Batman as he combats the Mad Hatter, the Talons of the Court of Owls and the Scarecrow.

Hardcover Nonfiction: LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf, $24.95.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

Manga: BLEACH, VOL. 56, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife.

Children’s Picture Books: STEAM TRAIN, DREAM TRAIN, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle, $16.99.) Animal workers load freight. (Ages 3 to 7)

Children’s Middle Grade: WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing) A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)

Children’s Series Books: THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic) In a dystopia, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)

Children’s Young Adult: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Penguin Group) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)

E-Book Fiction: WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam) A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family estate on a rocky New England cliff, where he is comforted by the house’s caretaker amid continuing danger. 

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