1 BLINDSIDE, by James Patterson and James O. Born. (Little, Brown.) The 12th
book in the Michael Bennett series. A serial-killing spree might impact national

2 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Putnam.) In a quiet town on
the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the
marsh becomes a murder suspect.

3 AMERICAN DIRT, by Jeanine Cummins. (Flatiron.) A bookseller flees Mexico for
the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.

4 THE WARSAW PROTOCOL, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur.) The 15th book in the
Cotton Malone series. The balance of power in Europe is imperiled.

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

6 COCONUT LAYER CAKE MURDER, by Joanne Fluke. (Kensington.) The bakery
owner Hannah Swensen’s sister’s boyfriend is accused of murder.

7 APEIROGON, by Colum McCann. (Random House.) A bond forms between a
Palestinian man and an Israeli man when they both lose a daughter.

8 THE DUTCH HOUSE, by Ann Patchett. (Harper.) A sibling relationship is
impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the
course of many decades.

9 SUCH A FUN AGE, by Kiley Reid. (Putnam.) Tumult ensues when Alix
Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.

10 THE GIVER OF STARS, by Jojo Moyes. (Pamela Dorman/Viking.) In Depressionera Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they
deliver books.

11 GOLDEN IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (St. Martin’s.) The 50th book of the In Death
series. Eve Dallas seeks the sender of packages that give off toxic airborne

12 A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA, by Isabel Allende. (Ballantine.) A young pregnant
widow and an Army doctor take a ship to Chile to escape the aftermath of the
Spanish Civil War.

13 THE GUARDIANS, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) Cullen Post, a lawyer and
Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful
conviction case.

14 CROOKED RIVER, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central.) The
19th book in the Agent Pendergast series. Human feet inside nondescript shoes
wash ashore in Florida.

15 DEAR EDWARD, by Ann Napolitano. (Dial.) A 12-year-old boy tries to start over
after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate


1 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE, by Erik Larson. (Crown.) An examination of the
leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

2 THE MAMBA MENTALITY, by Kobe Bryant. (Melcher/MCD/Farrar, Straus &
Giroux.) Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles
Lakers player.

3 UNKNOWN VALOR, by Martha MacCallum. (Harper.) The Fox News anchor
weaves stories of combat veterans who fought during World War II.

4 THE HOPE OF GLORY, by Jon Meacham. (Convergent.) The Pulitzer Prizewinning biographer delves into the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the

5 OPEN BOOK, by Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary. (Dey Street.) The
singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and

6 EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House.) The daughter of survivalists,
who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

7 A VERY STABLE GENIUS, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. (Penguin Press.)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of
behavior within the Trump administration.

8 TALKING TO STRANGERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) Famous
examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential
conflicts and misunderstandings.

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

10 UNTIL THE END OF TIME, by Brian Greene. (Knopf.) A physicist gives an
overview of how we got here, where we are and directions we might go.

11 PROFILES IN CORRUPTION, by Peter Schweizer. (Harper.) The author of
“Clinton Cash” gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.

12 DARK TOWERS, by David Enrich. (Custom House.) The New York Times finance
editor traces the history and illicit dealings of Deutsche Bank.

13 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, by Lori Gottlieb. (Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt.) A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes
another therapist’s patient.

14 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, by Ibram X. Kendi. (One World.) A primer for
creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing

15 WHY WE’RE POLARIZED, by Ezra Klein. (Avid Reader.) The editor at large and
co-founder of Vox offers his take on what causes divisions in America.