1. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. (Random House) Visiting the grave of his recently deceased young son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.

2. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman. (Norton) A retelling of Norse folklore.

3. Echoes in Death, by J.D. Robb. (St. Martin’s) Lt. Eve Dallas investigates a fatal home invasion. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

4. Heartbreak Hotel, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine) Psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lt. Milo Sturgis investigate the mysterious death of an elderly woman. (x)

5. Never Never, by James Patterson and Candice Fox. (Little, Brown) Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a series.

6. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

7. The Whistler, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the mob and Indian casinos.

8. The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney. (Ballantine) A sadistic architect builds a house that controls its (young, female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller, soon to be a movie. (x)

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

10. Right Behind You, by Lisa Gardner. (Dutton) Former FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, foster a girl whose older brother murdered their drunken father. Now, eight years later, he has killed again. (x)


1. 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.

2. This Life I Live, by Rory Feek. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) Songwriter describes his difficult childhood, love for his wife, and her death from cancer in 2016. (b)

3. Killing the Rising Sun, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) “The O’Reilly Factor” host recounts the final years of World War II.

4. The Magnolia Story, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

5. Big Agenda, by David Horowitz. (Humanix) A battle plan for the Trump White House. (b)

6. The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. (Avery) Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.

7. Three Days in January, by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Eisenhower’s farewell address and his role in the Kennedy transition.

8. Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau) “The Daily Show” host’s memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa.

9. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Morrow/HarperCollins) The black female mathematicians who worked at then-segregated NASA. The basis of the movie.

10. You Are the Universe, by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos. (Harmony) Defining a human universe in which each of us is a co-creator of reality. (b)

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

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

3. The Lose Your Belly Diet, by Travis Stork. (Ghost Mountain) An eating plan that includes improving “gut health.”

4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) How to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and instead become better at handling adversity. (b)

5. The Whole30, by Melissa Hartwig. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A 30-day guide to better health, weight loss, improved digestion and a stronger immune system. (x)(b)

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Feb. 18. 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.