1. X, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam) A variety of X's lead Kinsey Millhone into deep secrets and a cold case.

2. GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee. (Harper) In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns home to find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.

3. THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur) Retired from the Sûreté du Québec to the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache is faced with the murder of a troublesome 9-year-old boy in the 11th book in this series.

4. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

5. 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; the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

6. THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory. (Touchstone) The relationship between Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, his sixth wife, who survived him.

7. SECONDHAND SOULS, by Christopher Moore. (Morrow/HarperCollins) In a sequel to "A Dirty Job," Charlie Asher, a Death Merchant, must stop souls in San Francisco from disappearing, even though he is trapped in a 14-inch body.

8. FRICTION, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central) A Texas Ranger fights for custody of his daughter amid complications stemming from his attraction to the judge. (x)

9. ALERT, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) Detective Michael Bennett and the FBI's Emily Parker must save New York City from a deadly threat.

10. THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin's) Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.


1. PLUNDER AND DECEIT, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions) The talk-radio host urges young Americans to resist the statist masterminds who, he says, are burdening them with debt and inferior education. (b)

2. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau) A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of the Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

3. THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster) The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

4. 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.

5. MODERN ROMANCE, by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg. (Penguin Press) The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today's dating scene.

6. YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST), by Felicia Day. (Touchstone) A memoir of rising to stardom in the Web video world.

7. DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson. (Crown) The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915.

8. NEUROTRIBES, by Steve Silberman. (Avery) A science writer argues for the concept of neurodiversity, the idea that conditions like autism are natural human variations with some adaptive elements, and surveys the history of autism for what it can tell us about the current spike in diagnoses.

9. THE ROAD TO CHARACTER, by David Brooks. (Random House) The New York Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age. (x)

10. A FULL LIFE, by Jimmy Carter. (Simon & Schuster) At 90, the 39th president (and Nobel Prize winner) reflects on his private and public life.

Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous

1. RISING STRONG, by Brene Brown. (Spiegel & Grau) Regaining your footing in the midst of struggle.

2. THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP, by Marie Kondo. (Ten Speed) A guide to decluttering by discarding your expendable objects all at once and taking charge of your space.

3. FOR THE LOVE, by Jen Hatmaker. (Nelson Books) An HGTV personality calls for women of all ages to find contentment in a world of impossible standards through the grace of God. (b)

4. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way a spouse will understand — with quality time, affirmative words, gifts, acts of service and physical touch.

5. SELP-HELF, by Miranda Sings. (Gallery Books) A comedian and YouTube sensation offers her off-the-cuff tips on love, career and "self-isteam."

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Aug. 29. 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.