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It’s the last Monday in April, if you can believe it, and time for another roundup of the bestselling books of the week. This week’s list has lots of titles you’re used to seeing by now from authors like Kristin Hannah, Rebecca Yarros, and Sarah J. Maas, plus repeat appearances from recent releases like Leigh Bardugo’s The Familiar and Somehow: Thoughts on Love by Anne Lamott. We have a couple of newcomers to the list, too, coincidentally both set in or about the ’60s: in nonfiction we have a personal history of the 60s, and in fiction a thriller set in late 1968 Virginia.

To get these numbers, we look at the Amazon Charts top 10, both Fiction and Nonfiction; Indie Bestsellers top 10, Fiction and Nonfiction, both Paperback and Hardcover; the New York Times top 10, both Combined Print & E-Book Fiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction lists; Publishers Weekly overall top 10; and USA Today overall top 10. New additions to the list this week are bolded.

Hey, guess what? This list continues to lack of diversity on many levels, including being disproportionately by white authors. Have we had to say this every week since we started this weekly roundup in 2022? Sure have. Some other bestsellers you should know about are Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder by Salman Rushdie, James by Percival Everett, and There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension by Hanif Abdurraqib.

Now, onto the lists!

Books On All Five Bestseller Lists:

cover of The Women by Kristin Hannah

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidt (Amazon #1, Indie Bestsellers #5, NYT #2, Publishers Weekly #4, USA Today #6)

The Women by Kristin Hannah (Amazon #1, Indie Bestsellers #2, NYT #2, Publishers Weekly #2, USA Today #2)

Books On Four Bestseller Lists:

cover of An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Amazon #5, Indie Bestsellers #1, NYT #3, Publishers Weekly #5)

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez (Amazon #4, Indie Bestsellers #2, NYT #,6 Publishers Weekly #10)

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Indie Bestsellers #1, NYT #1, Publishers Weekly #7, USA Today #5)

Books On Three Bestseller Lists:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body In the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk (Amazon #5, Indie Bestsellers #6, NYT #7)

cover of The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci (NYT #1, Publishers Weekly #3, USA Today #4)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Amazon #8, Indie Bestsellers #8, NYT #5)

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo (Indie Bestsellers #4, NYT #10, USA Today #7)

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros (Amazon #10, Indie Bestsellers #9, NYT #7)

Somehow: Thoughts on Love by Anne Lamott (Amazon #7, Indie Bestsellers #2, NYT #6)

Table for Two: Fictions by Amor Towles (Indie Bestsellers #3, NYT #,9 USA Today #10)


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