1. BLUE, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A woman whose life has been shattered befriends a homeless boy.

2. MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON, by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House) A woman struggles with memories of her impoverished and disturbing childhood and its effect on the present as she attempts to reconcile with her mother.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. THE FORCE AWAKENS, by Alan Dean Foster. (Del Rey) Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises; an adaptation of the screenplay of the new "Star Wars" movie.

7. ROGUE LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) Attorney Sebastian Rudd is a "lone gunman" who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.

8. WARRIORS OF THE STORM, by Bernard Cornwell. (Harper) Forces are gathering against Uhtred, the greatest warrior of the kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia; the ninth book of the Saxon Tales. (x)

9. SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam) In the 36th novel in the series, Stone Barrington hopes for a restful stay in the English countryside, but relationships with local neighbors complicate matters.

10. FEVERBORN, by Karen Marie Moning. (Delacorte) Solving an ancient riddle to prevent the Earth from vanishing on the streets of a dangerously magical Dublin; a Fever novel.


1. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House) A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at age 36.

2. THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY, by Pope Francis with Andrea Tornielli. (Random House) In a conversation with a Vatican reporter, the pontiff explores the cornerstone of his faith.

3. 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 Atlantic's national correspondent. Winner of the National Book Award.

4. THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING, by Bill Bryson. (Doubleday) An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

5. DARK MONEY, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday) An account of how the Koch brothers and other superwealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.

6. KILLING REAGAN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) Host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

7. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel) The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

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

9. CRIPPLED AMERICA, by Donald Trump. (Threshold Editions) Real estate developer and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination shares his ideas for making America great again.

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

Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous

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. SPARK JOY, by Marie Kondo. (Ten Speed) An illustrated companion to "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," with advice on topics like whether to keep things that don't bring you joy.

3. PRESENCE, by Amy Cuddy. (Little, Brown) A social psychologist espouses "fake it till you become it," by adopting the poses of the powerful to affect the way people perceive you.

4. ALWAYS HUNGRY? by David Ludwig. (Grand Central) A Harvard endocrinologist explains why traditional diets don't work and offers a plan to help you lose weight without hunger.

5. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way your spouse will understand.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Jan. 23. 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.