Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for this week.
(Click on the book covers to read a summary of each plot and to request the books of your choice.)
AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones:
A newlywed couple’s relationship is tested when the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison.
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen:
Jessica Farris’s life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’s psychology study.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James:
A loner named Tracker teams up with a group of unusual characters in search of a mysterious boy.
CIRCE by Madeline Miller:
Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
CONNECTIONS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb:
Eve Dallas scours tattoo parlors and strip joints for clues to the cause of Lyle Pickering’s mysterious death.
DEVOTIONS by Mary Oliver:
A collection of more than 200 poems spanning 50 years of the author’s career.
EARLY RISER BY Jasper Fforde:
Charlie Worthing investigates an outbreak of viral dreams killing a hibernating human population.
ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman:
A young woman’s well-ordered life is disrupted by the I.T. guy from her office.
FIFTY FIFTY by James Patterson:
Detective Harriet Blue tries to clear her brother’s name and save a small Australian town from being massacred.
FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin:
Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
THE LAST ROMANTICS by Tara Conklin:
A family crisis tests the bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her siblings.
LIAR LIAR by James Patterson and Candice Fox:
Detective Harriet Blue has become a dangerous fugitive from the law as she pursues the murderer Regan Banks.
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly:
A story of three women’s lives during and after World War II.
THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff:
Grace Healey investigates the fates of 12 women who were sent to occupied Europe to help the resistance during World War II.
THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo:
In 1930s colonial Malaysia, dangers encroach upon a dressmaker’s apprentice and a houseboy as they seek to help others close to them.
THE RECKONING by John Grisham:
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:
A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.
VENGEANCE ROAD by Christine Feehan:
The second book in the Torpedo Ink series. Complications rev up between Breezy and Steele.
THE WEDDING GUEST by Jonathan Kellerman:
Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware investigate the death of a stranger at a wedding reception.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens:
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson:
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou:
The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.
BECOMING by Michelle Obama:
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah:
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
EDUCATED by Tara Westover:
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch Flatiron:
The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann:
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
LET ME FINISH by Chris Christie:
The former governor of New Jersey describes his relationship with President Trump and the tensions among others close to the president.
THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean:
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
MAID by Stephanie Land:
An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.
MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL by Adam Higginbotham:
An account of the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, based on hundreds of hours of interviews.
PARKLAND by David Cullen:
Portraits of the teenage survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who created the #neveragain movement.
SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
TEAM OF VIPERS by Cliff Sims:
The former special assistant to President Trump recalls what he considers his successes and failures in the White House.
WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher:
Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.
Have a great day!
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