Bestsellers: January 24, 2021

Fiction
1. Star Wars: Light of the Jedi Charles Soule In this installment of the High Republic series, a disaster in hyperspace may cause far greater damage.
2. Neighbors Danielle Steel A Hollywood recluse’s perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.
3. The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
4. The Wife Upstairs Rachel Hawkins A recently arrived dog walker in a Southern gated community falls for a mysterious widower.
5. Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
6. Outlawed Anna North Ada, who apprentices midwifery under her mother, must decide whether to aid a band of outlaws who want to create a safe haven for outcast women.
7. The Return Nicholas Sparks A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
8. The Prophets Robert Jones Jr. When an older slave begins preaching on a Southern plantation, the love between two slaves, Isaiah and Samuel, is seen in a different light.
9. A Time for Mercy John Grisham The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
10. Anxious People Fredrik Backman A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
11. Ready Player Two Ernest Cline In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
12. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Marie Benedict What might have happened during the 11 days in which a rising mystery author went missing in 1926.
13. 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.
14. The Push Ashley Audrain A devastating event forces a mother who questions her child’s behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.
15. Black Buck Mateo Askaripour The only Black person at a tech startup determines to get other young people of color into America’s sales force.
Nonfiction
1. A Promised land Barack Obama In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.
2. Untamed Glennon Doyle The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
3. Greenlights Matthew McConaughey The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
4. Caste Isabel Wilkerson The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
5. Becoming Michelle Obama The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
6. Breath James Nestor A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
7. World of Wonders Aimee Nezhukumatathil In a collection of essays, the poet celebrates various aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants.
8. The Splendid and the Vile Erik Larson An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
9. How to be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
10. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Emmanuel Acho A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.
11. Educated Tara Westover The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
12. The Answer is... Alex Trebek A memoir by the host of the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” from 1984 to 2020.
13. Wintering Katherine May Personal reflections on the potential benefits of embracing and living through painful times of isolation.
14. Bag Man Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz The MSNBC host gives an account of the 1973 investigation of then Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and its impact on politics and the media.
15. Too Much and Never Enough Mary L. Trump The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.