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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. “

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