‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is a bestseller that won’t stop: Delia Owens’ 2018 novel is back at No. 1 on USA TODAY’s best-selling book list thanks to the release of a tie-in edition to the film that was released before the film adaptation lands in theaters on July 15. “Crawdads” (GP Putnam’s Sons, 400 pp.) isn’t the only move-appropriate book on this week’s list.
Jack Carr’s 2018 novel “The Terminal List” (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 416 pp.) returns to the list at #95, just as the series adaptation starring Chris Pratt premiered on Amazon . Jenna Evans Welch’s “Love & Gelato” (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, p. 416) debuts after the film adaptation premieres on Netflix in June. The novel follows a young girl named Lina who fulfills her dying mother’s wish to spend the summer in Tuscany.
Here’s what worked well this week:
New ‘Star Wars’ Book Stars Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian
For “Star Wars” fans looking for something new after the Disney+ series finale “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” there’s the latest installment in the “Star Wars” literary series, “Shadow of the Sith (Del Rey, 496 pp.). New Zealand author Adam Christopher’s book debuts at No. 28.
The story takes place between the events of “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens”, and features Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and fan favorite Lando Calrissian. It also reveals Rey’s parents and readers learn more about Dathan and Miramir.
Read an exclusive excerpt here.
After:Exclusive clip from ‘Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith’: Rey’s parents featured in Luke Skywalker-centric story
‘Golden Girls’ is now a children’s bestseller
Here is a storybook that is perfect for parents and children. The children’s guidebookThe Golden Girls: Good night, girls(LB kids, 20 pp.) by Samantha Brooke debuts at No. 12. In the book, illustrated by Jen Taylor, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose have a slumber party, but between eating cheesecake and playing dress up, they also have a lot of fun sleeping – until one of Ma’s Sicilian stories calms them down.
The book features Easter eggs referencing the 1980s sitcom.
Contributor: Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY