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  1. THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood. In a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.

  2. THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King. Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.

  3. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. A woman who survives alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

  4. KILLER INSTINCT by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. The second book in the Instinct series. When an act of terror strikes New York, Dr. Reinhart and Detective Needham go after a sociopath.

  5. THE ORACLE by Jonathan Cahn. A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.

  6. THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz. Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

  7. THE TITANIC SECRET by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. The 11th book in the Isaac Bell series. Dirk Pitt finds a document that brings a mystery from 1911 back to life.

  8. VENDETTA IN DEATH by J.D. Robb. The 49th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas looks into the misdeeds of a wealthy businessman while a vigilante named Lady Justice uses disguises to avenge women who were wronged.

  9. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny. The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province.

  10. THE SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott. During the Cold War, members of the CIA’s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book Doctor Zhivago behind the Iron Curtain.


  1. TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Glad-well. Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

  2. CALL SIGN CHAOS by Jim Mattis and Bing West. The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.

  3. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  4. THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST by Samantha Power. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama’s cabinet.

  5. THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY by Garrett M. Graff. An oral history of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, based on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews.

  6. SHE SAID by Jodi Kantor and Megan Two-hey. Two reporters for The New York Times recount their investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuses of power and the subsequent global disclosure of women’s traumatic stories.

  7. HOW TO by Randall Munroe. The former NASA roboticist dispenses complex and excessive solutions to common problems; reclassified this week as nonfiction.

  8. WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? by Caitlin Doughty. A funeral director answers 35 questions from children about death.

  9. RADICALS, RESISTANCE AND REVENGE by Jeanine Pirro. The Fox News host posits those she labels anti-Trump conspirators have committed possible crimes and a plot to destroy liberty.

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

Paperback fiction

  1. THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood.

  2. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt.

  3. IT by Stephen King.

  4. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris.

  5. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate.

Paperback nonfiction

  1. JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson.

  2. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah.

  3. SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari.

  4. WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo.

  5. THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk.

Source: The New York Times

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