1. The Fireman, by Joe Hill. (Morrow/HarperCollins) During an epidemic that causes people to spontaneously combust, an infected New Hampshire nurse fights to stay alive, aided by the mysterious Fireman.

2. 15th Affair, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown) A brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, who turns for help to the Women's Murder Club.

3. The Weekenders, by Mary Kay Andrews. (St. Martin's) On the North Carolina island of Belle Isle, a woman investigates her husband's shady financial affairs after his mysterious death.

4. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

5. The Last Mile, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the FBI investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

6. The Nest, by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins) Siblings in a dysfunctional family grapple with a reduced inheritance.

7. Beyond the Ice Limit, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central) Gideon Crew pursues a meteorite that has sunk to the ocean floor. Or is it only a meteorite?

8. Everybody's Fool, by Richard Russo. (Knopf) We're back in North Bath, N.Y., in a sequel to "Nobody's Fool."

9. Extreme Prey, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil a plot to assassinate a Hillary Clinton-like candidate.

10. The Highwayman, by Craig Johnson. (Viking) Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire encounters the supernatural in this novella.


1. The Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (Scribner) This overview of the history and science of genetics also considers moral questions and prospects for advances in treating disease.

2. Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central/Melcher Media) The libretto of the musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

3. Grit, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner) A psychologist/consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

4. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House) A memoir by a physician diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at 36.

5. Valiant Ambition, by Nathaniel Philbrick. (Viking) The relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

6. The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

7. Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight. (Scribner) A memoir by the founder of Nike.

8. Five Presidents, by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin. (Gallery Books) A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.

9. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau) A meditation on race in America; winner of National Book Award.

10. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. (Ten Speed) A guide to decluttering by discarding expendable objects all at once.

2. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way your spouse will understand.

3. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life.

4. The Whole30, by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) An overview of a 30-day guide to better health and weight loss. (b)

5. Cravings, by Chrissy Teigen with Adeena Sussman. (Clarkson Potter) The model and television personality's cooking tips and recipes. (b)

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending May 21. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.