1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. A woman who survives alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. CRUCIBLE by James Rollins. Monk Kokkalis and Commander Gray Pierce use arcane clues in hopes of preventing a potential apocalypse.
3. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Jessica Farris’ life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’ psychology study.
4. 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.
5. THE RECKONING by John Grisham. A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor.
6. TURNING POINT by Danielle Steel. Four American trauma doctors face difficult choices when they join a mass-casualty training program in Paris.
7. THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD by Alan Bradley. Flavia de Luce, a 12-year-old detective, is on the case when a human finger ends up in her sister’s wedding cake.
8. FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin. The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
9. THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict. Hedy Lamarr flees to Hollywood where she becomes a screen star and develops technology that might combat the Nazis.
10. THE NEW IBERIA BLUES by James Lee Burke. Detective Dave Robicheaux and his new partner Bailey Ribbons investigate the death of a young woman by crucifixion.
1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama. The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
2. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
3. MAID by Stephanie Land. An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.
4. THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.
5. THE TRUTHS WE HOLD by Kamala Harris. A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.
6. THE POINT OF IT ALL by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer. A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
7. 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.
8. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou. The rise and fall of biotech startup Theranos.
9. CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY by Andrew Roberts. A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.
10. WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher. Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.
1. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris.
2. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman.
3. LESS by Andrew Sean Greer.
4. THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by James Patterson. 5. A DOG’S WAY HOME by W. Bruce Cameron.
1. SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari.
2. WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo.
3. THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham.
4. JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson.
5. THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk.