John Grisham’s ‘Sparring Partners’ debuts at top of bestseller list

1. Workout partners

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

2. Meant to be

By Emily Giffin. Joe, the disappointing scion of a family considered American royalty, and Cate, an aspiring model looking to escape her surroundings, reunite.

3. Night work

By Nora Roberts. Harry Booth, a master thief, breaks up with Miranda when a dangerous touch could hurt her.

4. 22 seconds

By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The 22nd book in the “Women’s Murder Club” series. Lindsay Boxer returns as news circulates of a shipment of drugs and weapons.

5. The Summer Place

By Jennifer Weiner. A wedding between Ruby Danhauser and her pandemic boyfriend at a family beach house on Cape Cod brings family secrets to light.

6. The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig. Nora Seed finds a library beyond the bounds of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of lives one could have lived.

7. Run, Rose, Run

By Dolly Parton and James Patterson. A singer-songwriter travels to Nashville in search of fame, but is tracked by her dark past.

8. Dream City

By David Baldacci. The third book in the “Archer” series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who found a corpse in her home.

9. This Time Tomorrow

By Emma Straub. A 40-year-old woman finds new meaning in past events when she travels back in time and relives her 16th birthday in 1996.

10. An Italian Summer

By Rebecca Serle. During a summer trip to Italy, Katy’s late mother reappears as a 30-year-old woman.

1. Happy-Go-Lucky

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

2. Find me

By Viola Davis. The award-winning actress describes the struggles she faced before reclaiming her self-esteem and achieving professional success.

3. Kill the killers

By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The 11th book in the conservative commentator’s “Killing” series chronicles the global war on terrorists.

4. Here’s the deal

By Kellyanne Conway. The former senior White House adviser to President Donald Trump recounts her time in politics.

5. The Palace Papers

By Tina Brown. This sequel to “The Diana Chronicles” details how the royal family reinvented itself after Princess Diana’s death.

6. Office BFFs

By Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. Two stars of “The Office” celebrate the comedy series and their friendship.

7. Cry in H Mart

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

8. River of the Gods

By Candice Millard. The story of the hardships encountered during 19th century expeditions to Africa and the complicated partnerships that underpinned them.

9. Secret City

By James Kirchick. How cultural and political anxiety over homosexuals affected presidential administrations in the 20th century and created a decades-long witch hunt.

10. Green light

By Matthew McConaughey. The Oscar-winning actor shares excerpts from the journals he’s kept for the past 35 years.

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