1. A Time for Mercy
by John Grisham. The third book in the “Jake Brigance” series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
2. Ready Player Two
by Ernest Cline. In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
3. The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett. The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity, but their fates intertwine.
4. The Return
by Nicholas Sparks. A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
5. Deadly Cross
by James Patterson. The 28th book in the “Alex Cross” series. An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.
6. Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens. In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder…