3 TRUE (Grand Central, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A writer hired to complete a disabled bestselling author’s manuscript learns disturbing secrets.
4 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Putnam, $18.) By Delia Owens. A young outcast finds herself at the center of a local murder trial.
5 THE PHRASE (Harper Perennial, $18). By Louise Erdrich. As the pandemic rages, a bookseller is haunted by the ghost of her store’s most annoying customer.
6 CIRCE (Rear Bay, $16.99). By Madeline Miller. This sequel to “The Song of Achilles” is about the goddess who turns Odysseus’ men into pigs.
7 THE SONG OF ACHILLES (Eco, $17.99). By Madeline Miller. The legend of Achilles told through the lens of his friend Patroclus.
8 BOOK LOVERS (Berkeley, $17). By EmilyHenry. Two contradictory book professionals from New York keep bumping into each other while on vacation in a small town.
9 LOVE IN THE BRAIN (Berkeley, $17). By Ali Hazelwood. A scientist resists her attraction to a colleague of hers, her old nemesis from grad school.
10 UGLY LOVE (Atrium, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A mutual attraction between two young adults leads to a casual relationship without commitment, but emotions get in the way.
1 SWEET GRASS BRAID: INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND TEACHINGS FROM PLANTS (Milkweed editions, $18). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. The essays of an indigenous scientist offer lessons on the reciprocal awareness between people and plants.
two ALL ABOUT LOVE (Tomorrow, $15.99). By bell hooks. The first volume of the feminist’s Love Song to the Nation trilogy considers compassion as a form of love.
3 THE BODY CARRIES THE SCORE (Penguin, $19). By Bessel van der Kolk. A scientific look at how trauma can reshape a person’s body and brain.
4 FLUFF (Norton, $16.95). By Maria Roach. The quirky science writer examines encounters between animals and humans and gains insight into the possibility of compassionate coexistence.
5 THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC 2023 (Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95). The classic reference guide forecasts culture, weather and trends.
6 FIND THE MOTHER TREE (Harvest, $17). By Suzanne Simard. An environmentalist illuminates the connections between trees and people.
7 HOW TO FOCUS (Parallax Press, $9.95). By Thich Nhat Hanh, with illustrations by Jason DeAntonis. Mindfulness meditations to enhance the power of concentration.
8 POLITE (Random House, $18.99). By Tara Westover. A memoir by a woman from a family of survivors who earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge.
9 THIS IS YOUR MIND ABOUT PLANTS (Penguin, $18). By Michael Pollan. The author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma” explores the cultural and scientific impacts of the plant-based drugs opium, caffeine, and mescaline.
10 TANGLED LIFE (Random House, $18). By Merlin Sheldrake. A biologist explains the importance of fungi for our body and the environment.
1 1984 (Stamp, $9.99). By George Orwell. The classic novel about the dangers of a totalitarian police state.
two DUNE (Ace, $10.99). By Frank Herbert. In the classic science fiction novel, a young boy survives the betrayal of a family on an inhospitable planet.
3 FARM (Stamp, $9.99). By George Orwell. The animals stage a workers’ coup on a farm, then become a totalitarian state, in this classic broadside against Stalinism.
4 FIRE AND BLOOD (Bantam, $9.99). By George RR Martin. A history of the Targaryen family.
5 MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE (Thor, $9.99). By Brandon Sandersson. A fugitive and a thief join forces to overthrow the oppressive Lord Ruler.
6 KING’S ROAD (Thor, $9.99). By Brandon Sandersson. The first volume in the Stormlight Archive series.
7 THE DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN (Bantam, $7.99). By Anne Frank. The diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl as she hides from the Nazis in an attic during World War II.
8 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Putnam, $9.99). By Delia Owens. A young outcast finds herself at the center of a local murder trial.
9 THE BRILLIANT (Anchor, $9.99). By Stephen King. A writer and his family move into an old hotel as caretakers, slowly discovering supernatural threats.
10 SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE (Bay Leaf, $7.99). By Kurt Vonnegut. The classic anti-war novel that focuses on the bombing of Dresden.
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