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Hard­back fic­tion

1. The Black Book by James Pat­ter­son and David El­lis (Lit­tle, Brown). Af­ter a raid on a brothel that ser­viced Chicago’s elite, two peo­ple are dead and the madam’s black book has dis­ap­peared. Who is re­spon­si­ble? 2. Mis­sis­sippi Blood by Greg Iles (Mor­row/Harper­Collins). Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., in­ves­ti­gates the se­crets of his fam­ily and the South to save his, and his fa­ther’s lives in the con­clu­sion to the Natchez Burn­ing tril­ogy. 3. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (Nor­ton). A retelling of Norse folk­lore. 4. Vicious Cir­cle by C. J. Box (Put­nam). Newly re­leased from pri­son, Dal­las Cates tries to ex­act re­venge on the Wy­oming game war­den Joe Pick­ett, who put him there. 5. If Not for You by Deb­bie Ma­comber (Bal­lan­tine). An un­likely re­la­tion­ship is tested. 6. The Women in the Cas­tle by Jes­sica Shat­tuck (Mor­row/Harper­Collins). The wid­ows of three men killed for at­tempt­ing to as­sas­si­nate Hitler take refuge to­gether at the war’s end. 7. Dan­ger­ous Games by Danielle Steel (Dela­corte). A tele­vi­sion cor­re­spon­dent in­ves­ti­gates damn­ing al­le­ga­tions against the vice pres­i­dent of the United States. 8. The Cutthroat by Clive Cus­sler and Justin Scott (Put­nam). In 1911, search­ing for a young ac­tress who has dis­ap­peared, the de­tec­tive Isaac Bell dis­cov­ers a se­rial killer. 9. Lin­coln in the Bardo by Ge­orge Saun­ders (Ran­dom House). Visit­ing the grave of his re­cently de­ceased young son in 1862, Lin­coln en­coun­ters a ceme­tery full of ghosts. 10. A Gen­tle­man in Moscow by Amor Towles (Vik­ing). A Rus­sian count un­der­goes 30 years of house ar­rest.

Hard­back non­fic­tion

1. Old School by Bill O’Reilly and Bruce Feirstein (Holt). A de­fense of “old school” tra­di­tional val­ues ver­sus “snowflakes.” 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 in the Rust Belt. 3. Killing the Ris­ing Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Du­gard (Holt). The host of “The O’Reilly Fac­tor” re­counts the fi­nal years of World War II. 4. A Colony in a Na­tion by Chris Hayes (Nor­ton). The MSNC host dis­cusses race re­la­tions with a fo­cus on the dif­fer­ences in polic­ing in the white na­tion and its black colony. 5. The Cubs Way by Tom Ver­ducci (Crown/Archetype). The trans­for­ma­tion of the Chicago Cubs un­der Theo Ep­stein and Joe Mad­don and a cel­e­bra­tion of their cham­pi­onship. 6. Por­traits of Courage by Ge­orge W. Bush (Crown). Sixty-six color paint­ings and a four-panel mu­ral, ac­com­pa­nied by brief bi­ogra­phies, show mem­bers of the mil­i­tary who have served since 9/11. By the former pres­i­dent. 7. The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino (W Pub­lish­ing/Thomas Nel­son). The lives of the cou­ple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” 8. Big Agenda by David Horowitz (Hu­manix). A bat­tle plan for the Trump White House. 9. Trump’s War by Michael Sav­age (Cen­ter Street). The ra­dio host dis­cusses the chal­lenges Pres­i­dent Trump faces as he strives to ful­fill his prom­ises. 10. 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.”

Hard­back mis­cel­la­neous

1. Hashimoto’s Pro­to­col by Iz­abella Wentz (HarperOne/Harper­Collins). 2. How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh (Bal­lan­tine). 3. You are a Badass by Jen Sin­cero (Run­ning Press). Tips for the doubt­ful and self-ef­fac­ing on roar­ing ahead through life, de­liv­ered with sto­ries, in­sights and ex­er­cises. 4. The Sub­tle Art of Not Giv­ing a -------- by Mark Man­son (HarperOne/Harper­Collins). How to stop try­ing to be “pos­i­tive” all the time and, in­stead, be­come bet­ter at han­dling ad­ver­sity. 5. The Five Love Lan­guages by Gary Chap­man (North­field).

Pa­per­back fic­tion

1. The Shack by Wil­liam P. Young (Wind­blown Media). A man whose daugh­ter was ab­ducted is in­vited to an iso­lated shack, ap­par­ently by God. 2. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (An­drews McMeel) A col­lec­tion of po­etry about love, loss, trauma and heal­ing. 3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Back­man (Wash­ing­ton Square). An an­gry cur­mud­geon gets new next-door neigh­bors, and things are about to change for all of them — and oth­ers. 4. Big Lit­tle Lies by Liane Mo­ri­arty (Berkley). Who will end up dead, and how, when three moth­ers with chil­dren in the same school be­come friends. 5. No Man’s Land by David Bal­dacci (Grand Cen­tral). 6. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Bal­lan­tine). 7. The Hand­maid’s Tale by Mar­garet At­wood (An­chor). In the Repub­lic of Gilead’s dystopian fu­ture, men and women per­form the ser­vices as­signed to them. 8. A Dog’s Pur­pose by W. Bruce Cameron (Forge). From stray mutt to golden-haired puppy, a dog finds him­self rein­car­nated over the years as he searches for his pur­pose in life. 9. My Grand­mother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Back­man (Wash­ing­ton Square). A girl is in­structed to de­liver a se­ries of letters af­ter her grand­mother dies. 10. All the Miss­ing Girls by Me­gan Mi­randa (Si­mon & Schus­ter).

Pa­per­back non­fic­tion

1. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ack­er­man (Nor­ton). How a Warsaw cou­ple shel­tered Jews and mem­bers of the Re­sis­tance dur­ing World War II. 2. On Tyranny by Ti­mothy Snyder (Tim Dug­gan). 3. Hid­den Fig­ures by Mar­got Lee Shet­terly (Mor­row/Harper­Collins). The story of four of the black fe­male math­e­ma­ti­cians known as “hu­man com­put­ers” whose work at then-seg­re­gated NASA was key to launch­ing John Glenn into space. 4. Killing Je­sus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Du­gard (Holt). 5. Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker (Pen­guin). 6. Re­quiem for the Amer­i­can Dream by Noam Chom­sky (Seven Sto­ries). 7. Dark Money by Jane Mayer (An­chor). 8. We Should All Be Fem­i­nists by Chi­ma­manda Ngozi Adichie (An­chor). 9. Think­ing, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kah­ne­man, Far­rar, Straus & Giroux. 10. Orig­i­nals by Adam Grant (Pen­guin).

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