The #10 book in the country is The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab, “a triumphant exploration of love and loss,” our starred review said, in which a woman granted immortality by the devil is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Brisk sales since its October release—nearly 142K print copies—have seen an overall upward trend in recent weeks.
Tie-ins to two streaming series and one new movie debut on our lists. Julia Quinn’s Regency romance Bridgerton: The Duke and I was originally published in 2000 and has been adapted as a Shonda Rhimes Netflix series that began streaming December 25. The tie-in lands at #2 in mass market and #10 in trade paper; a late 2019 edition is #8 in mass market.
Another Netflix hit, The Queen’s Gambit, dropped October 23, and the tie-in edition of Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel pubbed December 15. It squeaks onto our trade paperback list at #20.
The Christmas Day big-screen release News of the World, starring Tom Hanks, is based on the 2016 Paulette Jiles novel, a 2016 National Book Award finalist. The tie-in edition debuts at #11 in trade paperback.
2018’s Atomic Habits by James Clear, the #7 book in the country, is joined by several new books that could hold appeal for the resolution-making crowd.
Repentant carnivores might turn to the vegan recipes in Plant Over Processed, #9 in hardcover nonfiction and blogger Andrea Hannemann’s “delightful debut,” per our review.
Eat Smarter by Model Health Show podcaster Shawn Stevenson, #10 in hardcover nonfiction, offers a 30-day plan aimed at helping followers lose weight, boost metabolism, and live a happier life.
Blogger Brittany Williams, whose two previous Instant Loss books have sold a combined 237K print copies, returns at #2 in trade paperback with Instant Loss on a Budget, a new collection of diet-minded Instant Pot recipes.
NEW & NOTABLE
THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE
#7 Hardcover Fiction
In this fictionalized account of the 11 days in 1926 when Agatha Christie went missing, “Chapters alternate between a memoir manuscript purportedly written by Christie, and the story of Christie’s husband, Archie, who becomes a suspect in her disappearance,” our review noted. “While the manuscript chapters won’t ring true with Christie fans, the story makes for good fun.”
THE WRONG FAMILY
#6 Trade Paperback
The protagonist of “this gripping psychological thriller,” our review said, “was once a successful psychologist, until her penchant for getting too involved in her patients’ lives led to her losing her practice and her home.” A missing mother and baby offer her a chance for redemption, or disaster.