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7. ONE SUMMER, by Bill Bryson. (Doubleday) The author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” describes the events of the summer of 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the great Mississippi flood.
8. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
9. TIP AND THE GIPPER, by Chris Matthews. (Simon & Schuster) The host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” a former aide to Tip O’Neill, analyzes the former speaker’s collegial relationship with President Ronald Reagan.
10. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan. (Random House) A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.
ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO
1. EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK, by Joel Fuhrman. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) Two hundred recipes for a plant-based diet.
2. THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION, by Brene Brown. (Hazelden Publishing) Embracing who you are, not who you should be.
3. BREAK OUT!, by Joel Osteen. (FaithWords) Five principles to take you beyond your own barriers.
4. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS, by Theresa Caputo with Kristina Grish. (Atria) Stories and insight about the afterlife, from the woman known as the Long Island Medium.
5. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? by David Jeremiah. (Tyndale House) A pastor lays out a biblical plan for overcoming our greatest fears. (b)
Rankings reflect sales from venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 12. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that somer sellers report receiving bulk orders.