1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Putnam.) A woman who
survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2 CEMETERY ROAD, by Greg Iles. (Morrow.) The journalist Marshall McEwan
returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the
3 DAISY JONES & THE SIX, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (Ballantine.) A fictional oral
history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.

4 SILENT NIGHT, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) After tragedy strikes, a child TV
star loses her memory and ability to speak.

THE CHEF, by James Patterson and Max DiLallo. (Little, Brown.) Caleb Rooney,
a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder

6 THE LAST ROMANTICS, by Tara Conklin. (Morrow.) A family crisis tests the
bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her siblings.

7 THE MALTA EXCHANGE, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur.) The 14th book in the
Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a
rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knights.

8 THE SILENT PATIENT, by Alex Michaelides. (Celadon.) Theo Faber looks into the
mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

9 THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN, by Lisa See. (Scribner.) The friendship over
many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a
breaking point.

10 THE BORDER, by Don Winslow. (Morrow.) The third book in the Power of the Dog
series. Art Keller’s fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated

11 AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. (St. Martin’s.)
Jessica Farris’s life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’s psychology

12 UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN, by Donna Leon. (Atlantic Monthly.) The 28th novel in
the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The Italian detective uncovers the secrets
of a deceased family friend.

13 THE RECKONING, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A decorated World War II
veteran shoots and kills a pastor.

14 BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, by Marlon James. (Riverhead.) A loner named
Tracker teams up with a group of unusual characters in search of a mysterious

15 FIRE AND BLOOD, by George R.R. Martin. (Bantam.) The first volume of the twopart history of the Targaryens in Westeros.


1 BECOMING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown.) The former first lady describes how
she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

2 THE CASE FOR TRUMP, by Victor Davis Hanson. (Basic.) A defense stating that
the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.

3 EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House.) The daughter of survivalists
leaves home for university.

4 THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH, by David Wallace-Wells. (Tim Duggan.) How
climate-related crises may cause food shortages, refugee emergencies and other

5 THE THREAT, by Andrew G. McCabe. (St. Martin’s.) The former deputy director of
the F.B.I. describes major events of his career and the ways the agency works to
protect Americans.

6 SPEARHEAD, by Adam Makos. (Ballantine.) An American tank gunner faces
enemies in Cologne, Germany, during World War II.

7 SAY NOTHING, by Patrick Radden Keefe. (Doubleday.) A look at the conflict in
Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

8 BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf.) The rise and fall of the biotech startup

9 WOMEN ROWING NORTH, by Mary Pipher. (Bloomsbury.) Reflections on the
ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

10 GRATEFUL AMERICAN, by Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton. (Thomas
Nelson.) The Oscar-nominated actor describes how he has entertained troops and
helped veterans.

11 THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST, by Richard Rohr. (Convergent.) An exploration of the
meaning of Jesus Christ.

12 MOSTLY SUNNY, by Janice Dean. (Harper.) The “Fox & Friends” meteorologist
describes overcoming sexist bosses and health issues.

13 THE FIRST CONSPIRACY, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. (Flatiron.) The
story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

14 THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf.) A collection of
essays and speeches written over four decades, including a eulogy for James
Baldwin and the author’s Nobel lecture.

15 MADAME FOURCADE’S SECRET WAR, by Lynne Olson. (Random House.) A
31-year-old French mother led an intelligence organization that worked against
Hitler and the Gestapo.