Washington Post paperback bestsellers

Washington Post paperback bestsellers


1 A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (Bloomsbury, $19). By Sarah J. Maas. A threat is growing over a magical land where a huntress is being held captive.

2 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (Scribner, $18.99). By Anthony Doerr. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the parallel lives of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy during World War II.

3 BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST (Tor, $17.99). By Travis Baldree. This installment of the Legends & Lattes series follows a convalescent soldier of fortune who finds refuge in a small-town bookstore.

4 TRUST (Riverhead, $17). By Hernan Diaz. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, an excessively wealthy family with a secret is the catalyst for examining how stories can shape the truth.

5 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY (Penguin, $18). By Matt Haig. A regretful woman lands in a library where she gets to play out her life had she made different choices.

6 THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO (Washington Square, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A Hollywood icon recounts the story of her glamorous life to a young reporter, and both discover the cost of fame.

7 THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB (Penguin, $18). By Richard Osman. Four septuagenarians join forces to catch a killer.

8 NEVER WHISTLE AT NIGHT (Vintage, $17). Edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. An anthology of dark fiction by Indigenous authors includes stories by Tommy Orange, Rebecca Roanhorse and David Heska Wanbli Weiden.

9 BABEL (Harper Voyager, $20). By R.F. Kuang. A Chinese orphan, who is in Regency-era London for his magical education, feels torn between two cultures.

10 LEGENDS & LATTES (Tor, $17.99). By Travis Baldree. A mercenary hangs up her sword and opens a coffee shop.


1 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (Vintage, $18). David Grann. A look at the FBI’s investigation of Native American deaths in 1920s Oklahoma.

2 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS (Milkweed Editions, $18). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Essays by an Indigenous scientist offer lessons in reciprocal awareness between people and plants.

3 THE STORYTELLER (Dey Street Books, $21.99). By Dave Grohl. The musician reflects on his life and career.

4 THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE (Picador, $19.99). By Rashid Khalidi. A historian of the Middle East traces events from 1917 to 2017 to argue that the conflict between Israel and Gaza is a war of colonial conquest.

5 CRYING IN H MART (Vintage, $17). By Michelle Zauner. A Korean American indie rock star chronicles her relationship with her mother and their shared culture.

6 ALL ABOUT LOVE (Morrow, $16.99). By bell hooks. The first volume in the feminist’s “Love Song to the Nation” trilogy considers compassion as a form of love.

7 THE LYRICS (Liveright, $30). By Paul McCartney. The former Beatle shares his personal archives, annotated with details from his life and musical career.

8 THE SONG OF THE CELL (Scribner, $21). By Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor and researcher explains what the understanding of cells means to the past, present and possibly the future.

9 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE (Penguin, $19). By Bessel van der Kolk. A scientific look at how trauma can reshape a person’s body and brain.

10 THE 2024 OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC (Old Farmer’s Almanac, $9.95). The classic reference guide forecasts culture, weather and trends.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Nov. 26. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and indiebound.org. Copyright 2023 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)


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