from-the-zeitgeist fiction. In her latest, she taps into racial tensions with a page-turner
inspired by an event in Flint, Mich., in which a white supremacist father refused to
allow an African-American labor and delivery nurse to touch his newborn.
Today Will Be Different
Maria Semple. Little, Brown. ISBN 978-0-316-40343-6
On the day she decides to be her “best self,” cult cartoonist Eleanor Flood spirals from
one catastrophe to the next. As we wrote in our review, it’s another “sharp, funny” read
from Semple, author of the 2012 hit Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
John Grisham. Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-54119-0
According to our review, here’s a “high-stakes game of gambling, greed, and murder”
that “plays out in another page-turner from a master storyteller.”
RANK TITLE AUTHOR IMPRINT Y TD UNIT SALES
1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child J.K. Rowling et al. Scholastic/Levine 3,823,279
2 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Ten Speed 545,735
3 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 523,672
4 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss Random House 519,261
5 Me Before You Jojo Moyes Penguin 518,897
6 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs Quirk 450,750
7 When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Random House 405,408
8 Strengths Finder 2.0 Tom Rath Gallup 404,191
9 Me Before You (mass market movie tie-in) Jojo Moyes Penguin 378,099
10 Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10) Jeff Kinney Amulet 361,462
The Bestselling Books of the Year (So Far)
Source: Nielsen BookScan.