Paperback
Fiction

1. LORD OF THE FLIES

(Penguin Books, $9.99). By William Golding. The classic, unsettling tale of English schoolboys stranded on a deserted isle. [10]

2. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

(Gallery/Scout, $16). By Ruth Ware. A travel writer on a cruise searches for a missing woman that no one else saw. [32]

3. 1984

(Signet Classic, $9.99). By George Orwell. A novel of the perils of a totalitarian police state. [27]

4. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Vintage, $14.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [100]

5. CATCHER IN THE RYE

(Little, Brown and Company, $8.99). By J.D. Salinger. The classic novel of teenage angst. [19]

6. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $16). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. A novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [92]

7. LILAC GIRLS

(Ballantine, $17). By Martha Hall Kelly. The lives of three women are disrupted by the outbreak of World War II. [27]

8. OF MICE AND MEN

(The Viking Press Inc., $11). By John Steinbeck. The story of George and Lennie, California laborers, during the Great Depression. [12]

9. THE TRAGEDY OF BRADY SIMS

(Vintage, $15). By Ernest J. Gaines. A courthouse shooting involving a father and son sends a reporter on the path to learn about his town's history of race and power. [1]

10. FAHRENHEIT 451

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Ray Bradbury. The classic about a future war on books is a standard on back-to-school lists. [35]

Nonfiction/General

1. HIDDEN FIGURES :THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE

(William Morrow Paperbacks, $15.99). By Margot Lee Shetterly. An account of the untold heroes of the space race. [32]

2. THE GLASS CASTLE : A MEMOIR

(Scribner, $17). By Jeannette Walls. A daughter's memoir of her eccentric parents and unorthodox upbringing. [125]

3. EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY (BROADWAY, $17). By Matthew Desmond. An account about eviction in Milwaukee. [14]

4. STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING : THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA

(Nation Books, $19.99). By Ibram X. Kendi. A history of anti-Black racist ideas in the United States. [2]

5. NIGHT

(Wiesel, Elie/ Wiesel, Marion (TRN), $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. A harrowing account about World War II concentration camps. [131]

6. MILK AND HONEY

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A collection of poetry and prose about survival. [64]

7. ELEMENTS OF STYLE

(Longman Pub Group, $3.89). By William; White, E. B. Strunk. The classic style guide used by writers. [25]

8. THE GENE : AN INTIMATE HISTORY

(Scribner, $20). By Siddhartha Mukherjee. A history of the human gene. [1]

9. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR : A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO READING BETWEEN THE LINES, REVISED EDITION

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Thomas C. Foster. An explanation on how to read literature in an analytical way. [56]

10. THE OTHER WES MOORE : ONE NAME, TWO FATES

(Spiegel Grau, $16). By Wes Moore. Two boys with the same name, born a year apart, with similar childhoods, become very different adults. [19]

Hardcover
Fiction

1. GLASS HOUSES

(Minotaur Books, $28.99). By Louise Penny. During the trail of a murder, Chief Inspector Gamache is haunted by a mysterious figure he saw months before. [1]

2. SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL :A COLLECTION OF OUTLANDER FICTION

(Delacorte Press, $30). By Diana Gabaldon. A short story collection featuring characters from the Outlander series. [6]

3. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

(Viking, $27). By Amor Towles. A Russian aristocrat is under house arrest in Moscow. [34]

4. Y IS FOR YESTERDAY (A KINSEY MILLHONE NOVEL)

(Marian Wood Books, $29). By Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone gets entangled in a case involving a video tape documenting a 1979 sexual assualt case and must find the man responsible for releasing the tape. [2]

5. THE RIGHT TIME

(Delacorte Press, $28.99). By Danielle Steel. Alexandra Winslow is a successful young woman who leads a secret life of publishing thrillers under a pen name. She has it all, until it all catches up to her. [1]

6. MY ABSOLUTE DARLING

(Riverhead Books, $27). By Gabriel Tallent. A isolated young girl who has an abusive father learns about the outside world through her budding relationship with an affluent teen. [1]

7. DIFFICULT WOMEN

(Grove Press, $25). By Roxane Gay. A short story collection about women who are put through various hardships. [1]

8. SING, UNBURIED, SING

(Scribner, $26). By Jesmyn Ward. A family faces the reality of race and drug abuse during a quick road trip to a penitentiary. [1]

9. THE STORE

(Little, Brown and Company, $27). By James Patterson. Jacob and Megan Brandeis work at the Store - a highly successful and secretive operation. Everything appears fine until the Brandeis’s write a book about all the Store’s secrets. [3]

10. THE NINTH HOUR

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26). By Alice McDermott. A young Irish immigrant commits suicide leaving his wife and unborn child to fend for themselves in early 20th century Catholic Brooklyn. [1]

NonFiction/General

1. THE AMERICAN SPIRIT : WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR

(Simon & Schuster, $25). By David McCullough. A collection of speeches that reflect American values and spirit. [3]

2. HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

(HarperCollins, $27.99). By J. D. Vance. A venture capitalist examines why the white working-class feels left behind. [58]

3. THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE : AN OPTIMIST'S GUIDE TO THRIVING IN THE AGE OF ACCELERATIONS

(imusti, $28). By Thomas L. Friedman. How acceleration has impacted our day to day life and why it's ok to not join in the superhyper trends of the world. [9]

4. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

(Norton, $18.95). By Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist offers an introductory lesson on the cosmos. [18]

5. HUNGER :A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY

(Harper, $25.99). By Roxane Gay. An author describes her relationship with her body and self esteem. [5]

6. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE

(HarperOne, $24.99). By Mark Manson . A different approach to living a happier life that argues against the idea of a positive attitude leads to a happy life. [22]

7. MAKE YOUR BED :LITTLE THINGS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE...AND MAYBE THE WORLD

(Grand Central, $18). By William H. McRaven. A former Navy SEAL, who commanded the bin Laden raid, offers the ten principle. [22]

8. THE UNDOING PROJECT : A FRIENDSHIP THAT CHANGED OUR MINDS

(Michael Lewis, $28.95). By Michael Lewis. A look at Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky who condcuted groundbreaking studies on the human brain and decision making. [9]

9. TEARS WE CANNOT STOP : A SERMON TO WHITE AMERICA

(St. Martin's Press, $24.99). By Michael Eric Dyson. A call to make real racial change and address the the hardships of the African American community. [9]

10. HEALING CHILDREN : A SURGEON'S STORIES FROM THE FRONTIERS OF PEDIATRIC MEDICINE

(Viking, $27). By Kurt Newman M.D.. A pediatric surgeon on the changes being made in pediatric care. [1]

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