Fiction 1. Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens Owens’ exquisite and heartbreaking novel is an August 2018 Indie Next List Great Read. 2. One Good Deed by David Baldacci A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail. The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later. 4. The New Girl by Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped. 5. Someone We Know by Shari Lapena In a quiet suburb, a teenager has been breaking into homes and hacking into computers, while a woman is found murdered. 6. Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. 7. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Owens’ exquisite and heartbreaking novel is an August 2018 Indie Next List Great Read. 8. There There By Tommy OrangeOrange’s debut novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. 9. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene. 10. Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng The riveting new novel by the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You is a September 2017 Indie Next List Great Read.