1. A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré
(VIKING) EDITED BY TIM CORNWELL, $50
Eight decades of personal missives to family, fans, politicians and celebrities from the beloved novelist.
2. The Song of the Cell
(SCRIBNER) BY SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE, $40
A prominent doctor explores the power and possibilities of our body’s cells.
3. The World Record Book of Racist Stories
(HACHETTE) BY AMBER RUFFIAN & LACEY LAMAR, $37
The comedian and her sister will crack you up with hilarious anecdotes about the absurdity of everyday racism.
4. The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book
(SIMON & SCHUSTER) BY JERRY SEINFELD, $45
A compilation of the famed comic’s hit show and its equally famous guests.
5. Cinema Speculation
(HARPER) BY QUENTIN TARANTINO, $43.50
The first work of nonfiction by the celebrated filmmaker is a rollicking and revealing look at 1970s American movies.
6. The Little Book of Ick
(LAURENCE KING) BY KITTY WINKS & ANNA BURTT, $25
A comical collection of those cringe-worthy things your loved ones do.