1. Origin, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) After reconnecting with one of his first students, who is now a billionaire futurist, symbology professor Robert Langdon must go on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

2. 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.

3. Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan. (Scribner) Anna Kerrigan, the first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II, meets with a man who helps her understand why her father disappeared.

4. A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. (Viking) A pair of lovers are on opposite sides of a conflict between English Catholics and Protestants while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.

5. Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton) Detective Napoleon Dumas investigates a murder and uncovers clues about personal events that happened 15 years ago.

6. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, by David Lagercrantz. (Knopf) Stieg Larsson’s character Lisbeth Salander seeks to uncover the secrets of her childhood.

7. 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 away in Cuba.

8. Merry and Bright, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine) A temp, who works for a strict and stressed boss, gets a social life when her family creates an online dating profile for her.

9. Haunted, by James Patterson and James O. Born. (Little, Brown) A New York detective on vacation in Maine is enlisted to help solve a crime in the woods.

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. We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (One World) A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration, the writer’s own journey and the echoes of American history in modern times.

3. What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster) An inside look at her campaign, mistakes she made, outside forces that affected the outcome and how she recovered in its aftermath.

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

5. The Four, by Scott Galloway. (Portfolio/Penguin) A study of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, with suggestions on applying their strategies to your own business or career. (b)

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

7. Martin Luther, by Eric Metaxas. (Viking) A biography of the monk whose writings sparked the Protestant Reformation.

8. The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, edited by Bandy X. Lee. (Thomas Dunne) Twenty-seven psychiatrists and mental health experts give assessments of the president.

9. From Here to Eternity, by Caitlin Doughty. (Norton) An American undertaker chronicles the diversity of death practices around the globe, the better to argue for changes at home.

10. Recovery, by Russell Brand. (Holt) The actor and comedian describes his addictions and how he was able to move away from them.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

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

3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) (b)

4. The Keto Reset Diet, by Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns. (Harmony) (b)

5. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 7. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.