LA TIMES BEST-SELLERS
1. “There There,” by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful tale of contemporary Native American life.
2. “The Friend,” by Sigrid Nunez (Riverhead: $25) A grieving woman’s obsession with a Great Dane left by her late friend.
3. “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas (Balzer Plus Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.
4. “Circe,” by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.
5. “Where the Crawdads Sings,” by Dellia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina must engage with the people around her.
6. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Meltdown,” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.95) An epic snowball fight continues the Wimpy Kid series.
7. “Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown:$29) Detectives Harry Bosch and Renne Ballard join forces to solve a cold case in Los Angeles.
8. “Unsheltered,” by Barara Kingsolvers (Harper:$29.99) The predicaments of a contemporary family unmoored by the Great Recession and one a century before on the same street.
9. “Killing Commendatore ,”by Haruki Murakami (Knopf: $30) A painter leaves Tokyo and, at a mountain retreat of a more famous artist, enters a surreal world.
10. “My Sister, the Serial Killer,” by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday: $22.95) A nurse with a flair for cleaning helps cover up her sister’s habit of killing her boyfriends.
1. “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama
(Crown: $32.35) The former first lady recounts her childhood in Chicago, meeting Barack and their years in the White House.
2. “Educated,” by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.
3. “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $15) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
4. “The Point of it
All,” by Charles Krauthammer (Crown: $28) A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
5. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F-ck,” by Mark Manson (Harper One: $24.99) How not being positive all the time will make us become happier people.
6. “How to Change Your Mind,” by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press: $28) A personal account of how psychedelics may help the mentally ill..
7. “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” by Stephen Hawking (Bantam: $25) Final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind from the late scientist and mathematician.
8. “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” by Yuval Noah Harari (Spiegel & Grau: $28) The author of “Sapiens” investigates today’s most urgent issues as we move into the future.
9. “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster: $30) Lessons learned from four presidents dealing with major crisis in private and in the life of the country.
10. “Gmorning, Gnight!” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Random House: $22.) Illustrated affirmations from the creator of “Hamilton. “