1. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. (Doubleday) A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

2. Sting, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central) A hired killer and a woman he kidnapped join forces to elude FBI agents and others who are searching for her corrupt brother.

3. Curious Minds, by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton. (Bantam) The first of a new series featuring Emerson Knight, an eccentric millionaire, and Riley Moon, an analyst at a megabank.

4. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. (Scout) A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

5. Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron) Three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

6. Damaged, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin's) In the 15th Rosato & DiNunzio novel, Mary DiNunzio defends a dyslexic fifth-grader accused of attacking a school aide.

7. Bullseye, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) While the U.S. president is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.

8. Insidious, by Catherine Coulter. (Gallery Books) Two cases — one concerning an attempted poisoning in Washington and another about the hunt for a serial killer in Los Angeles — are the focus of Coulter's 20th FBI thriller.

9. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

10. The Black Widow, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.


1. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer. (Gallery Books) Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

3. Armageddon, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Humanix) The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton. (b)

4. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House) A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

5. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau) A meditation on race in America.

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

7. Crisis of Character, by Gary J. Byrne with Grant M. Schmidt. (Center Street) A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.

8. Liars, by Glenn Beck. (Threshold) The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans' fears. (b)

9. Hillary's America, by Dinesh D'Souza. (Regnery) The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president. (b)

10. White Trash, by Nancy Isenberg. (Viking) The role of the white poor in American history.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst. (Thomas Nelson) The author examines the roots of rejection and its ability to poison relationships, including one's relationship with God. (b)

2. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life, delivered with stories, insights and exercises.

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. (Ten Speed) A guide to decluttering by discarding expendable objects all at once and taking charge of your space.

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

5. Zero Belly Smoothies, by David Zinczenko. (Ballantine) More than 100 recipes for plant-based protein drinks.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Aug. 20. 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.