'Where the Crawdads Sing' and a 'Golden Girls' kids book: What everyone is reading right now

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"Where the Crawdads Sing" is a bestseller that won't quit: Delia Owens' 2018 novel is back at No. 1 on the USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list thanks to the release of a movie tie-in edition hitting shelves before the film adaptation lands in theaters on July 15. "Crawdads" (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 400 pp.) isn't the only adapted book making moves on this week's list.

Jack Carr's 2018 novel "The Terminal List" (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 416 pp.) returns to the list at No. 95 just as the series adaptation starring Chris Pratt premiered on Amazon. "Love & Gelato" by Jenna Evans Welch (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, pp. 416) debuts after the film adaptation premiered 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 else did well this week:

"Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith" by Adam Christopher will fill in the blanks for die-hard fans.
"Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith" by Adam Christopher will fill in the blanks for die-hard fans.

New 'Star Wars' book stars Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian

For "Star Wars" fans looking for something new after the finale of the Disney+ "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series, 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 is set between the events of "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens," and stars Jedi master Luke Skywalker and fan-favorite Lando Calrissian. It also reveals Rey's parents, and readers get to learn more about Dathan and Miramir.

Read an exclusive excerpt here.

More: 'Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith' exclusive excerpt: Rey's parents showcased in Luke Skywalker-centric story

'Golden Girls' is now a bestselling children's book

Here is a story-time book that is perfect for both parents and children. The children's board book "The Golden Girls: Goodnight, 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 sleepover, but between eating cheesecake and playing dress-up, they are having too much fun to sleep – until one of Ma's Sicily stories settles them down. 

The book features Easter eggs referring back to the 1980s sitcom. 

Contributing: Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Crawdads,' 'Star Wars,' 'Golden Girls': Best selling books this week

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