‘The Hotel Nantucket’ and “Battle for the American Mind” retain top spot on bestseller list

1. The Hotel Nantucket

By Elin Hilderbrand. The new general manager of a hotel far from its Gilded Age heyday deals with the complicated pasts of her guests and staff.

2. Rising Tiger

By Brad Thor. The 21st book in the “Scot Harvath” series. The American spy faces dangers on a mission in an unfamiliar culture.

3. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

By Gabrielle Zevin. Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.

4. Sparring Partners

By John Grisham. Three novels: “Homecoming,” “Strawberry Moon” and “Sparring Partners.”

5. The Midnight Library

By 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.

6. Lessons in Chemistry

By Bonnie Garmus. A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.

7. Suspects

By Danielle Steel. A CIA agent on a covert mission develops a relationship with a woman who is considered fashion royalty and has a tragic past.

8. Escape

By James Patterson and David Ellis. The third book in the “Billy Harney” thriller series. Detective Harney goes after a billionaire crime boss and a prison escape artist.

9. The Last Thing He Told Me

By Laura Dave. Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

10. The House Across the Lake

By Riley Sager. An actress escaping bad press goes to a Vermont lake house and uncovers secrets within a neighboring couple’s marriage.

1. Battle for the American Mind

By Pete Hegseth with David Goodwin. The “Fox & Friends Weekend” host makes his case for what he calls classical Christian education.

2. Finding Me

By Viola Davis. The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.

3. Happy-Go-Lucky

By David Sedaris. The humorist portrays personal and public upheavals of his life in its seventh decade and the world in the time of a pandemic.

4. Killing the Killers

By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The 11th book in the conservative commentator’s “Killing” series gives an account of the global war against terrorists.

5. An Immense World

By Ed Yong. The Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals.

6. Crying in H Mart

By Michelle Zauner. The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

7. Leadership

By Henry Kissinger. The former secretary of state profiles the statecraft strategies of Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher and others.

8. Why We Did It

By Tim Miller. The former Republican political operative assesses why some centrist conservatives fell under the sway of Donald Trump.

9. Invisible Storm

By Jason Kander. The former Army intelligence officer and Kansas City mayoral candidate shares his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

10. Greenlights

By Matthew McConaughey. The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he has kept over the last 35 years.

New York Times




  • Houston Chronicle Contributor

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *