LA TIMES BEST-SELLERS
1. “The Reckoning,” by John Grisham (Doubleday: $29.95) A respected World War II hero guns down a local pastor inside a church in Mississippi.
2. “Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper: $29.99) The predicaments of a contemporary family unmoored by the Great Recession and one a century before on the same street.
3. “The Witch Elm,” by Tana French (Viking: $28) In this novel of suspense, a man’s life and mind are changed after a brutal beating.
4. “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.
5. “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press: $26) A New Yorker deals with depression, relationships and an inept therapist.
6. “There There,” by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful story of contemporary Native American life.
7. “A Spark of Light,” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine: $28.99) A gunman holds patients and doctors hostage in a woman’s health center in Mississippi.
8. “French Exit,” by Patrick DeWitt (Ecco: $25.99) In the wake of a scandal and financial ruin, a wealthy Upper East Side widow and her son flee to Paris.
9. “Transcription,” by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown: $28) A BBC radio producer’s past as an M15 recruit in 1940 confront her years later.
10. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles (Viking: $27) In 1922, a Russian count is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel for the rest of his life.
1. “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The mystery of the 1986 fire at the Central Library in L.A. that also celebrates libraries.
2. “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis (Norton: $26.95) The consequences of the willful ignorance of Trump appointees.
3. “Gmorning, Gnight!” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Random House: $22) Illustrated affirmations from the creator of “Hamilton. “
4. “Ship of Fools,” by Tucker Carlson (Free Press: $28) The Fox News anchor argues America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
5. “Educated,” by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists parents describes her path to Cambridge University.
6. “Killing the SS,” by Bill O'Reilly (Henry Holt: $30) The postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.
7. “Almost Everything,” by Anne Lamott (Riverhead: $20) The novelist shares her wisdom on truths inspired by the current social and political climate.
8. “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” by Stephen Hawking (Bantam: $25) Final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind from the posthumous scientist and mathematician.
9. “Girl, Wash Your Face,” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Dunne: $22.99) Tips for living a joyfilled life.
10. “The Mamba Mentality,” by Kobe Byrant (MCD: $35) The former Los Angeles Laker superstar describes the skills and techniques he used on the court.