'The Office BFFs' and new Jack Carr thriller fly off the shelves: This week's best selling books

It's graduation season, and that can only mean one thing: Dr. Seuss dominating best sellers lists.

For the second week in a row, Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You’ll Go!" – a perennial favorite literary gift for new grads – claims the top pot on the USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

In a bit of tonal whiplash, the best-performing new book on the list at No. 2 is Jack Carr's latest in his "Terminal List" series, "In the Blood" (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 480 pp.), in which former Navy SEAL James Reece tracks down a killer who blows down the plane of an assassin. Chris Pratt is cast to play Reece in the Amazon Prime series "The Terminal List," which premieres in July.

Here's what else did well on this week's list.

Pam and Angela take us back to 'The Office'

"The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There," by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
"The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There," by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Actors Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who played Pam Beesly and Angela Martin and the NBC sitcom "The Office," took fans behind the scenes of their favorite fictional workplace with their new book "The Office BFFs: Tales of 'The Office' from Two Best Friends Who Were There" (Dey Street, 336 pp.). The book debuted on this week's best sellers list at No. 7.

Inspired by their "Office" re-watch podcast "Office Ladies," the book combines stories listeners of the podcast will recognize with new details about the making of the show and the actresses' memories of becoming best friends while working together.

They also share some rather hair-raising on-set anecdotes – like the time actor and guest direct Bryan Cranston accidentally almost killed the entire cast.

"We want you to know that we see the irony that Bryan Cranston, aka Walter White Sr. or 'Heisenberg' as he was known in crystal methamphetamine circles, was an accessory to almost murdering the entire cast of 'The Office,' " Fischer writes. "I assure you this is pure coincidence."

Office BFFs: Bryan Cranston was 'an accessory to almost murdering' 'The Office' cast

Emma Straub makes the millennial midlife crisis fun

“This Time Tomorrow,” by Emma Straub.
“This Time Tomorrow,” by Emma Straub.

Emma Straub's charming new novel "This Time Tomorrow" debuts on the list at No. 21.

In Straub's delightful take on time travel tropes, Alice wakes up on her 40th birthday and suddenly finds herself not 40, but 16. From the perspective of her 40-year-old self, Alice relives her 16th birthday in 1996, with a changed view of her dad.

A ★★★½ (out of four) review for USA TODAY calls it a "winning" take on the millennial midlife crisis. "Straub is concerned with love – its different forms and expressions, how it evolves over time, and how we can be better at giving and accepting it."

"This Time Tomorrow" is Straub's fourth showing on the list following "The Vacationers" (2014), "Modern Lovers" (2016) and "All Adults Here" (2020).

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