(Illustrations by Neiko Ng. Paper engineering/pop-up design by Simon Arizpe. Photos by Bill O’Leary.)
(Illustrations by Neiko Ng. Paper engineering/pop-up design by Simon Arizpe. Photos by Bill O’Leary.)
Of all the outstanding titles that grabbed our attention this year, these stood out.
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Try a little Wodehouse, a little biology and a great Scottish mystery.

  • Katherine A. Powers
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Marianne Power spent a year following the advice of 12 popular self-help books.

  • Rachel Rosenblit
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Abby Ellin talks about her book “Duped” — and why so many of us are susceptible to deceit.

  • Thomas Vinciguerra
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In ‘A German Officer in Occupied Paris’ Ernst Jünger reveals himself as a politically complicated humanist

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Kristen Roupenian’s ‘You Know You Want This’ includes her viral New Yorker sensation — and some less polished stories.

  • Emily Gould
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“The Dreamers” follows the residents of a college town hit by a mysterious sleeping epidemic.

  • Sheila McClear
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Leila Slimani’s novel about a woman’s sexual compulsion falls flat.

  • Sarah Weinman
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Ian S. Port’s “The Birth of Loud” traces the dual arcs of guitar pioneers Les Paul and Leo Fender.

  • Michael Lindgren
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Stefan Klein writes that scientific discoveries lead to ever-weirder enigmas.

  • Jacob Brogan
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Twenty years after her book “Speak” was published, we have more to read and discuss.

  • Laurie Halse Anderson
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The Washington Post Bestsellers Jan 6
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How are these calculated?
The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion.
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