Bestsellers List Sunday, September 19
1. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney (FSG: $28) The story of two modern couples struggling with love, sex and relationships, from the author of “Normal People.”
2. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Viking: $26) A reader in an infinite library is torn between versions of the life she is leading and the life she could be leading.
3. Matrix by Lauren Groff (Riverhead: $28) A teenager from a noble family in 12th century France is banished to an English abbey.
4. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Harper: $29) A descendant of slaves is caught between her life in a Northern city and her family still living in the deep South.
5. A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead: $28) Three women who knew a London murder victim keep secrets from the police.
6. My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (Gallery/Saga: $27) A woman who loves slasher films finds her town embroiled in a real-life horror plot.
7. The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller (Riverhead: $27) A happily married woman on a summer vacation has a sexual encounter with a lifelong friend.
8. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster: $27) A woman’s husband leaves her a mysterious message before disappearing.
9. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley: $27) The story of Bella da Costa Greene, a professional Black woman who hid her race as she curated J.P. Morgan’s collections.
10. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Minotaur: $29) Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to the Canadian village of Three Pines in the latest installment of the mystery series.
1. Hero of Two Worlds by Mike Duncan (PublicAffairs: $30) The historian tells the story of the colorful Revolutionary War figure the Marquis de Lafayette.
2. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Knopf: $27) A memoir from the Korean-born singer-songwriter of the band Japanese Breakfast.
3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $23) A modern fable explores life’s universal lessons through four archetypes.
4. The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster: $35) How Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna helped launch the gene editing revolution.
5. On Freedom by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf: $27) The concept of “freedom” is explored in the contexts of art, sex, drugs and climate.
6. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House: $32) America’s hidden caste system influences the lives of Americans.
7. Finding the Right Words by Cindy Weinstein (Johns Hopkins: $23) A Caltech English professor comes to grips with her father’s Alzheimer’s, with the help of a neurology professor.
8. The Ultimate RPG Quest Keeper by Jef Aldrich, Jon Taylor (Adams Media: $17) A helpful tool for gamers.
9. Zen Science by Institute of Zen Science (Running Press: $13) A contemplative collection of simple and often profound reflections on the natural world.
10. Stories of the Sahara by Sanmao (Bloomsbury: $28) A memoir from a woman who grew up in Taiwan, fascinated with deserts, and migrated to the Western Sahara.
1. Circe by Madeline Miller (Back Bay: $17)
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Washington Square: $17)
3. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)
4. Beach Read by Emily Henry (Berkley: $16)
5. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Celadon: $18)
6. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco: $17)
7. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $17)
8. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Tor: $19)
9. Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace: $18)
10. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone (Gallery/Saga: $15)
1. See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur (One World: $18)
2. The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (New Harbinger: $19)
3. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House: $18)
4. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (TarcherPerigee: $17)
5. Code Red Fallujah by Donnelly Wilkes (Post Hill: $18)
6. How I Became The Love of My Life by Labris Willendorf (Labris Willendorf: $13)
7. Things to Do Before You’re 30 by Jessica Misener (Adams Media: $15)
8. The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence (St. Martin’s: $19)
9. Laguna Beach by Claire Marie Vogel (Arcadia: $22)
10. 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego by Don Endicott, Jerry Schad (Wilderness: $17)
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