1 THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead Books, $27). By Brit Bennett. Identical twin sisters grow into women with different racial identities, leaving their daughters to grapple with issues of identity and authenticity.
2 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Putnam, $26). By Delia Owens. A young outcast finds herself at the center of a murder trial.
3 SEX AND VANITY (Doubleday, $26.95). By Kevin Kwan. The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father is torn between the uber-wealthy suitor her parents prefer and the Chinese man to whom she is secretly attracted.
4 28 SUMMERS (Little Brown, $28). By Elin Hilderbrand. Two lovers meet for a clandestine affair every Labor Day weekend at the same Nantucket beachfront cottage.
5 MEXICAN GOTHIC (Del Rey, $27). By Silvia Moreno-Garcia. A young woman is sent to her cousin’s decaying house in the Mexican countryside, where all is not as it seems.
6 A BURNING (Knopf, $25.95). By Megha Majumdar. Three characters’ fates intertwine as they seek to raise themselves from their social stations in contemporary India.
7 AMERICAN DIRT (Flatiron, $27.99). By Jeanine Cummins. After her family is murdered by a drug cartel, a Mexican bookstore owner and her young son go on the run toward the U.S. border.
8 SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam, $26). By Kiley Reid. A privileged blogger tries to set the record straight after her African American babysitter is falsely accused of kidnapping her child.
9 DEATH IN HER HANDS (Penguin Press, $27). By Ottessa Moshfegh. An isolated woman trying to solve a murder ends up investigating her own regretful past.
10 DEACON KING KONG (Riverhead Books, $28). By James McBride. Violence and its consequences are explored when an old church deacon shoots a neighborhood drug dealer at point-blank range.


1 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST (One World, $27). By Ibram X. Kendi. A mix of social commentary and memoir that aims to reshape our understanding of racism and inequality.
2 THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED (Simon & Schuster, $32.50). By John Bolton. President Trump’s former National Security Advisor gives an account of his work in the White House.
3 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (One World, $26). By Ta-Nehisi Coates. A black father writes his son a letter about race in America.
4 UNTAMED (The Dial Press, $28). By Glennon Doyle. A memoir and guide for people who want to learn to listen to themselves.
5 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE (Crown, $32). By Erik Larson. A look at how Winston Churchill led Britain through World War II that explores his political gamesmanship and his family dynamics.
6 ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY (Sourcebooks, $25.99). By Layla Saad. A guide for those who want to examine their racial biases and work toward change.
7 I’M STILL HERE (Convergent Books, $25). By Austin Channing Brown. The author challenges an American society that regularly falls short on its ideals about racial justice.
8 BEGIN AGAIN: JAMES BALDWIN’S AMERICA AND ITS URGENT LESSONS FOR OUR OWN (Crown, $27). By Eddie S. Glaude. Writer and essayist James Baldwin’s words and actions are examined through today’s political lens.
9 HOOD FEMINISM (Viking, $26). By Mikki Kendall. Essays exploring whether women of different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds can find common interests.
10 BREATH (Riverhead Books, $28). By James Nestor. A journalist gathers scientific research showing how breathing properly plays a vital role in good health.

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