1. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, by David Lagercrantz. (Knopf) Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander are back in this continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

2. PURITY, by Jonathan Franzen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Franzen's title character, burdened by college debt, a lack of direction and a sharp intelligence, is a damaged innocent in need of rescue and redemption.

3. 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.

4. STAR WARS: AFTERMATH, by Chuck Wendig. (Del Rey) In this continuation of the "Star Wars" series, the Imperial elite haven't reckoned on the former rebel fighter Norra Wexley.

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

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

7. 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 a 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

8. UNDERCOVER, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A woman recovering from an act of violence in Buenos Aires crosses paths with a DEA agent in Paris, and both are in danger.

9. THE SOLOMON CURSE, by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake. (Putnam) Wealthy couple Sam and Remi Fargo investigate a dangerous legend in the Solomon Islands.

10. 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.


1. PLUNDER AND DECEIT, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions) 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 for the Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

3. EXCEPTIONAL, by Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney. (Threshold Editions) The former vice president and his daughter chart their vision for a formidable future America.

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

5. BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt) A surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

6. ENDZONE, by John U. Bacon. (St. Martin's Press) A tribute to the Michigan Wolverines football program, its rise, fall and resurgence. (b)

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

8. NEUROTRIBES, by Steve Silberman. (Avery) A science writer argues for the concept of neurodiversity, the idea that conditions such as 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. ON THE MOVE, by Oliver Sacks. (Knopf) A memoir by the neurologist and author of "Awakenings" and many other books, who died in August.

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


1. 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.

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

3. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, by Wayne Dyer. (Hay House) Reflections on self-empowerment.

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

– CHANGE YOUR LIFE, by Wayne Dyer. (Hay House) Applying principles of the Tao Te Ching.(b)

Rankings reflect sales at booksellers nationwide for the week ending Sept. 5. 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.