1. Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King. (Scribner) In a small Appalachian town, women who fall asleep don’t wake up and become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.

2. Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton) Detective Napoleon Dumas investigates a murder and uncovers clues about the disappearance of his high school love and the death of his twin brother 15 years ago.

3. A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. (Viking) Lovers Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald are on opposite sides of a conflict between English Catholics and Protestants while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.

4. The Cuban Affair, by Nelson DeMille. (Simon & Schuster) A Miami lawyer solicits an Army veteran to go on a secret mission to recover $60 million stashed in Cuba.

5. Haunted, by James Patterson and James O. Born. (Little, Brown) A detective from New York takes his family on a vacation in Maine and is enlisted by local cops to help solve a crime in the woods.

6. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, by David Lagercrantz. (Knopf) Lisbeth Salander teams up with an investigative journalist to uncover the secrets of her childhood. A continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

7. To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon. (Putnam) The 14th novel in the Mitford series. Three generations of Kavanaghs face changes in their lives.

8. A Legacy of Spies, by John le Carré. (Viking) Peter Guillam, formerly of the British Secret Service, is pulled out of retirement to defend intelligence operations during the Cold War that resulted in the deaths of people close to him.

9. Enemy of the State, by Kyle Mills. (Atria/Emily Bestler) Vince Flynn’s character Mitch Rapp leaves the CIA to go on a manhunt when a Saudi king’s nephew finances a terrorist group.

10. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press) An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.


1. Killing England, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from the perspectives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and others.

2. What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster) The first woman nominated for president by a major political party details her campaign, mistakes she made, outside forces that affected the outcome and how she recovered in its aftermath.

3. Unbelievable, by Katy Tur. (Dey St.) The NBC News correspondent describes her work covering the 2016 campaign of the Republican nominee for president and his behavior toward her.

4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward introduction to the universe.

5. Hit Refresh, by Satya Nadella with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols. (Harper Business) Microsoft’s chief executive discusses changes at the company, advancements in technology and the importance of empathy. (b)

6. The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, by Gucci Mane with Neil Martinez-Belkin. (Simon & Schuster) A memoir by the East Atlanta hip-hop artist, who made a comeback.

7. The Paradigm, by Jonathan Cahn. (FrontLine) Ancient figures from the Middle East are used to explain the rise and fall of contemporary leaders and events. (b)

8. 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.

9. The Vietnam War, by Geoffrey C. Ward. (Knopf) A companion to the PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that looks at the events and the legacy of the war.

10. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. (Twelve) A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown. (Random House)

2. The Tb12 Method, by Tom Brady. (Simon & Schuster)

3. Food Can Fix It, by Mehmet Oz with Ted Spiker. (Scribner)

4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) (b)

5. Principles, by Ray Dalio. (Simon & Schuster)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Sept. 30. (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.