1 Y IS FOR YESTERDAY, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam.) The 25th Kinsey Millhone mystery novel. A former student from an elite private school is released from prison and a sociopath returns to haunt the detective.

2 THE STORE, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. (Little, Brown.) Two New York writers go undercover to expose the secrets of a powerful retailer.

3 SEEING RED, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central.) The TV journalist Kerra Bailey and former federal agent John Trapper join forces to expose a web of conspiracy behind a hotel bombing in Dallas.

4 CAMINO ISLAND, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

5 THE LATE SHOW, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) Renée Ballard, a young detective with the L.A.P.D., investigates crimes against two women.

6 ANY DREAM WILL DO, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine.) As Shay Benson begins her life anew, building a relationship with Pastor Drew Douglas, her brother’s return threatens to undo it.

7 THE LYING GAME, by Ruth Ware. (Scout.) Four school friends reunite as their long-held secret threatens to emerge.

8 A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. (Viking.) A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

9 SULFUR SPRINGS, by William Kent Krueger. (Atria.) A newly married couple search for the wife’s missing son, which leads them to a border town in the middle of a drug war.

10 EXPOSED, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s.) Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio find themselves on opposite sides of a lawsuit, threatening their friendship and their law firm.

11 BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine.) A South Carolina lawyer, researching her grandmother’s past, learns about a Tennessee orphanage that kidnapped children and placed them for adoption with wealthy people.

12 A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, by Shari Lapena. (Pamela Dorman.) Karen Krupp’s life is turned upside down when she suffers amnesia because of a car crash.

13 MRS. FLETCHER, by Tom Perrotta. (Scribner.) A divorced woman has a sexual awakening in the digital age.

14 THE GOOD DAUGHTER, by Karin Slaughter. (Morrow.) The lawyer Charlotte Quinn is challenged when violence returns to her hometown of Pikesville.

15 MAP OF THE HEART, by Susan Wiggs. (Morrow.) Memories of World War II are stirred and passions ignited when Camille Adams travels with her daughter and father to Provence, France.


1 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton.) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

2 HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins.) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood.

3 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, by Al Franken. (Twelve.) A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.

4 WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE, by Robert Wright. (Simon & Schuster.) Neuroscience and psychology findings are used to support Buddhist practice and meditation.

5 OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. (Knopf.) Insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

6 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America.

7 DEVIL’S BARGAIN, by Joshua Green. (Penguin Press.) A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his strategist, Steve Bannon.

8 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. (Doubleday.) The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

9 THE BOOK OF JOY, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. (Avery.) Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.

10 THE BIG LIE, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery.) The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.

11 SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper.) How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

12 BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau.) A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

13 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House.) A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

14 GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner.) A psychologist says passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

15 AUTUMN, by Karl Ove Knausgaard. (Penguin Press.) The first in a series based on the four seasons, this book describes the minutiae and experiences of daily life for a Norwegian family.