6/11/2023

fiction
1
identity
Nora Roberts
After her roommate is killed by a con artist, a former Army brat builds a new life at her mother's home in Vermont.
2
happy place
Emily Henry
A former couple pretend to be together for the sake of their friends during their annual getaway in Maine.
3
the covenant of water
Abraham Verghese
Three generations of a family living on South India’s Malabar Coast suffer the loss of a family member by drowning.
4
lessons in chemistry
Bonnie Garmus
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
5
fourth wing
Rebecca Yarros
Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
6
demon copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver
Winner of a 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
7
the 23rd midnight
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The 23rd book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer tracks a copycat killer.
8
simply lies
David Baldacci
A former detective becomes the prime suspect in a murder case involving a man with mob ties who was in witness protection.
9
tom clancy: flash point
Don Bentley
When aircraft from rival nations have a midair collision and the Campus is attacked, Jack Ryan Jr. tries to avert a war.
10
yellowface
R.F. Kuang
June Hayward, a struggling writer, must conceal the fact that she stole Athena Liu’s just-finished masterpiece after Liu’s sudden death.
11
hello beautiful
Ann Napolitano
In a homage to Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” a young man’s dark past resurfaces as he gets to know the family of his college sweetheart.
12
tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
13
the making of another major motion picture masterpiece
Tom Hanks
A World War II soldier’s experiences inspire a comic book, which gets adapted into a superhero movie.
14
only the dead
Jack Carr
The sixth book in the Terminal List series. The killing of a freshman congressman reverberates for decades and James Reece faces a global conspiracy.
15
rogue justice
Stacey Abrams
The second book in the Avery Keene series. The Supreme Court clerk suspects something sinister inside the nation’s third branch of government.
nonfiction
1
the wager
David Grann
The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.
2
outlive
Peter Attia with Bill Gifford
A look at recent scientific research on aging and longevity.
3
the book of charlie
David Von Drehle
The Washington Post columnist shares stories and wisdom he learned from a neighbor who was more than a century old.
4
i'm glad my mom died
Jennette McCurdy
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
5
spare
Prince Harry
The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.
6
on our best behavior
Elise Loehnen
An examination of the seven deadly sins and their influence over the lives of women today.
7
the light we carry
Michelle Obama
The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.
8
the daddy diaries
Andy Cohen
The host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live” juggles fatherhood and his career.
9
raw dog
Jamie Loftus
The comedian and Emmy-nominated TV writer explains the cultural and culinary significance of hot dogs.
10
look for me there
Luke Russert
The Emmy Award–winning journalist details how he grieved for his late father and sought to make his own way.
11
poverty, by america
Matthew Desmond
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted” examines the ways in which affluent Americans keep poor people poor.
12
king: a life
Jonathan Eig
A biography of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., which includes new archival material and reflections from some who worked, lived and fought with him.
13
holding the note
David Remnick
A collection of profiles of popular musicians, including Leonard Cohen, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples and Patti Smith, from the editor of The New Yorker.
14
the shadow docket
Stephen Vladeck
The legal scholar examines the Supreme Court’s authority to issue emergency rulings and the potential consequences of doing so.
15
greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over 35 years.