1. SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
2. THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. (Harper) A small Michigan town is transformed when its residents receive phone calls said to be from heaven.
3. DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.
4. COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. (Putnam) President Jack Ryan and his son, a covert intelligence expert, try to counter a Russian threat in Tom Clancy’s last novel before his death.
5. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
6. CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown) Alex Cross’ family is threatened by a genius intent on proving he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
7. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.
8. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.
9. TAKEDOWN TWENTY, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam) New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.
10. THE GODS OF GUILT, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) Mickey Haller, a k a the Lincoln lawyer, defends a “digital pimp” accused of murder.
1. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
2. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.
3. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
4. GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel) The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
5. THE BULLY PULPIT, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster) The author of “Team of Rivals” explores the relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.
6. I AM MALALA, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. (Little, Brown) The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.
7. MIRACLES AND MASSACRES, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Hannah Beck. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts) Little-known stories from the American past.
8. LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! by Ron Burgundy. (Crown Archetype) A “memoir” in the voice of Will Ferrell’s anchorman character.
9. 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 trans-Atlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the great Mississippi flood.
10. HUMANS OF NEW YORK, by Brandon Stanton. (St. Martin’s) Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary by Stanton.
ADVICE, HOW-TO, MISCELLANEOUS
1. HYPERBOLE AND A HALF, by Allie Brosh. (Touchstone) Illustrated personal anecdotes from the author of the popular blog.
2. GRAIN BRAIN, by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg. (Little, Brown) The deleterious effect of carbohydrates on the brain, and how to reverse it.
3. THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: A YEAR OF HOLIDAYS, by Ree Drummond. (Morrow) Recipes for holidays and celebrations.
4. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014. (Guinness World Records) Tallest, fastest, youngest, most.
5. BREAK OUT! by Joel Osteen. (FaithWords) Five principles to take you beyond your own barriers and limitations.
Rankings reflect sales from venues nationwide for the week ending Dec. 28. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.