1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K Rowling (Scholastic, $25.95). Book four of the Harry Potter series.

2. Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris (Little Brown, $22.95). Sedaris shares stories about his experiences living in France.

3. Jim the Boy, by Tony Earley (Little Brown, $23.95). A young boy grows up in rural, Great Depression North Carolina.

4. Winter Solstice, by Rosa-munde Pilcher (St. Martin´s, $27.95). People learn to live with loss through the comforts of domesticity in rural Scotland.

5. The Indwelling, by Tim F. Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale, $22.99). Book No. 7 of the post-Judgment Day Left Behind suspense series.


1. Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, $14). Baptist missionary Nathan Price takes his family to a remote village in the Belgian Congo in 1955.

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcererer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $6.99). A young orphan boy discovers he is a wizard.

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $6.99). Young magician Harry Potter returns to sorcerer school.

4. Bad to the Bone, by Katy Munger (Avon/Harper, $5.99). Private detective Casey Jones takes on another mystery.

5. The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (Harper, $6.99). A boatload of fishermen get caught in a horrible storm.