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#1 PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION

Emily Henry

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks


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#2 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Delia Owens

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

On the bestsellers list for 16 weeks


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#3 THE SONG OF ACHILLES

Madeline Miller

A reimagining of Homer’s “Iliad” that is narrated by Achilles' companion Patroclus.

On the bestsellers list for 39 weeks

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#4 THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO

Taylor Jenkins Reid

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.

On the bestsellers list for 19 weeks


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#5 IT ENDS WITH US

Colleen Hoover

A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#6 THE SILENT PATIENT

Alex Michaelides

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#7 ANXIOUS PEOPLE

Fredrik Backman

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#8 BEACH READ

Emily Henry

A relationship develops between a literary fiction author and a romance novelist as they both try to overcome writer’s block.

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks


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#9 WHILE WE WERE DATING

Jasmine Guillory

The sixth book in the Wedding Date series. A man working in advertising and a movie star begin to fall for each another.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#10 CIRCE

Madeline Miller

Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.

On the bestsellers list for 58 weeks

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#11 THE UNHONEYMOONERS

Christina Lauren

When food poisoning spoils a wedding, Olive Torres goes with the best man — who is also her nemesis — on her twin sister’s honeymoon.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#12 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.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#13 THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Colson Whitehead

A teenage girl heads north on the network that helped slaves escape to freedom, envisioned in this novel as a secret system of actual tracks and tunnels.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks

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#14 THE SHADOW

James Patterson and Brian Sitts

Lamont Cranston wakes up a century and a half after his heyday as a crusader for justice and finds Shiwan Khan still is a threat.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#15 RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE

Casey McQuiston

A staged friendship between the son of the president and his rival, the Prince of Wales, evolves into a secret and potentially dangerous romance.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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