1. The Russian, by James Patterson and James O. Born. (Little, Brown) The 13th book in the Michael Bennett series. An assassin killing a number of women might disrupt the detective's wedding plans.

2. The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. (Riverhead) 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.

3. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig. (Viking) Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

4. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, by V.E. Schwab. (Tor/Forge) A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure that Addie LaRue has across centuries.

5. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

6. The Push, by Ashley Audrain. (Pamela Dorman) A devastating event forces a woman who questions her child's behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.

7. The Return, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina, where two women change his life.

8. Neighbors, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A Hollywood recluse's perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.

9. Ready Player Two, by Ernest Cline. (Ballantine) In a sequel to "Ready Player One," Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.

10. Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman. (Atria) A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.


1. Just as I Am, by Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford. (HarperCollins) The late actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices.

2. A Promised Land, by Barack Obama. (Crown) In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

3. Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey. (Crown) The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the past 35 years.

4. Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson. (Random House) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America.

5. Untamed, by Glennon Doyle. (Dial) The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

6. Let Me Tell You What I Mean, by Joan Didion. (Knopf) A collection of 12 pieces written between 1968 and 2000 that includes observations on the underground press and the act of writing.

7. Extraterrestrial, by Avi Loeb. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Harvard science professor shares his theory that a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization recently visited our solar system.

8. Becoming, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) Former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.

9. The Devil You Know, by Charles M. Blow. (Harper) New York Times op-ed columnist gives a call to action for Black people to achieve equality on their own terms.

10. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, by George Saunders. (Random House) A collection of essays examining the functions and importance of works of fiction.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Keep Sharp, by Sanjay Gupta with Kristin Loberg. (Simon & Schuster)

2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, by Charlie Mackesy. (HarperOne)

3. Atomic Habits, by James Clear. (Avery) (b)

4. The Price You Pay for College, by Ron Lieber. (Harper)

5. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield)

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Jan. 30. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.