1 the wish Nicholas Sparks Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
2 cloud cuckoo land Anthony Doerr An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
3 apples never fall Liane Moriarty The Delaney siblings suspect their father of causing the disappearance of their mother.
4 harlem shuffle Colson Whitehead Ray Carney, a family man who sells furniture on 125th Street, gets a new clientele made up of vicious and unsavory characters.
5 the last graduate Naomi Novik The second book in the Scholomance series. Will students now in their senior year make it out alive?
6 the jailhouse lawyer James Patterson and Nancy Allen A young lawyer winds up in an Alabama jail that remains mysteriously crowded.
7 bewilderment Richard Powers An astrobiologist and single father learns of a neurofeedback treatment that may improve his son’s emotional control.
8 the man who died twice Richard Osman The second book in the Thursday Murder Club series. A ruthless murderer is out to get four septuagenarian friends.
9 billy summers Stephen King A killer for hire who only takes out bad guys seeks redemption as he does one final job.
10 the santa suit Mary Kay Andrews A recently divorced woman searching the pockets of an old Santa suit finds a child’s wish that her father return from war.
11 the last thing he told me Laura Dave Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
12 beautiful world, where are you Sally Rooney A novelist, a warehouse worker, an editorial assistant and a political adviser deal with changes.
13 vince flynn: enemy at the gates Kyle Mills Anthony Cook, an autocratic president, distrusts Mitch Rapp, who is working to uncover a traitor.
14 the midnight library Matt Haig Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
15 a slow fire burning Paula Hawkins Three women come under scrutiny when a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat.
1 peril Bob Woodward and Robert Costa The Washington Post journalists detail the dangers and challenges during the transition to the Biden presidency.
2 vanderbilt Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe The CNN host and descendant of the Vanderbilt family charts the rise and fall of this American dynasty.
3 american marxism Mark R. Levin The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.
4 no cure for being human Kate Bowler After being diagnosed with cancer at 35, the author of “Everything Happens for a Reason” takes a new look at the advice industry and her own ambitions.
5 the baseball 100 Joe Posnanski The accomplishments of some of the sport’s greatest players past and present are put into context with one another.
6 unrequited infatuations Stevie Van Zandt A memoir by the musician known for playing with the E Street Band, starring on “The Sopranos” and participating in activist causes.
7 bourdain Laurie Woolever An oral biography of the late chef, writer and television host by his longtime assistant and confidante.
8 what happened to you? Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.
9 rationality Steven Pinker An exploration of several tools of reasoning often overlooked in standard education and some of the causes of irrationality within society.
10 greenlights Matthew McConaughey The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
11 crying in h mart Michelle Zauner The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
12 yours cruelly, elvira Cassandra Peterson The actress details the moments from her life and career that shaped the creation of her character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
13 my life in full Indra Nooyi A memoir by the former chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo.
14 a hunter-gatherer's guide to the 21st century Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein The evolutionary biologists posit that the modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies.
15 untamed Glennon Doyle The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.