1 1984 (Signet, $9.99). By George Orwell. A 10 novel of the perils of a totalitarian police state.
2 A MAN CALLED OVE (Washington Square, $16). By Fredrik Backman. An old crank might just be softened by his new neighbors.
3 IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE (Signet, $9.99). By Sinclair Lewis. A populist president becomes a dictator.
4 THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state.
5 A DOG’S PURPOSE (Forge, $14.99). By W. Bruce Cameron. A devoted dog finds meaning in his bond with the humans he loves.
6 SOMEONE TO HOLD (Jove, $7.99). By Mary Balogh. A scandal leads an aristocratic woman to teach at an orphanage where she might also find love.
7 BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE (Washington Square, $16). By Fredrik Backman. An awkward woman finds her place in a town of misfits.
8 THE SYMPATHIZER (Grove, $16). By Viet Thanh Nguyen. A half-Vietnamese, half-French communist spy lives a double life in Los Angeles in this winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
9 MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY (Washington Square, $16). By Fredrik Backman. The death of her grandmother sends a little girl on an epic journey of absolution.
10 THE APARTMENT (Dell, $8.99). By Danielle Steel. Four women share an apartment in New York.
1 HIDDEN FIGURES: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE (William Morrow, $15.99). By Margot Lee Shetterly.
2 MILK AND HONEY (Andrews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A collection of poetry and prose about survival.
WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS (Anchor, $7.95). By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
4 YOU ARE A BADASS: HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE (Running Press, $16). By Jen Sincero.
5 THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET 212 TO LOVE THAT LASTS (Northfield, $15.99). By Gary D. Chapman.
6 INSIDE A U.S. EMBASSY: DIPLOMACY AT WORK, THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE (Potomac, $22.95). By Shawn Dorman.
7 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: A COMPANION EDITION TO THE DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTED BY RAOUL PECK (Vintage, $15). By James Baldwin.
8 ALEXANDER HAMILTON (Penguin, $20). By Ron Chernow.
9 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PERSONAL FREEDOM (Amber-Allen $12.95). By Don Miguel Ruiz.
10 THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (Longman, $9.95). By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.
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