1. Bullseye, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) While the president of the United States is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, Detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.

2. Sweet Tomorrows, by Debbie Macomber. (Random House) The journeys of the characters at the Rose Harbor Inn come to a close in this last book of the series.

3. Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron) Tense turning points for three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

4. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. (Doubleday) A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

5. The Black Widow, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIL terrorist in France.

6. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. (Scout) A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

7. The Girls, by Emma Cline. (Random House) In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.

8. Smooth Operator, by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall. (Putnam) When former CIA agent Teddy Fay comes to the aid of a powerful woman, the nation’s fate is at stake.

9. Dark Carousel, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley) A woman falls for a rich bachelor vampire, but she also has a separate plan for which he is the bait. A Carpathian novel.

10. 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.

11. 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. (x)


1. Hillary’s America, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery) The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president. (b)

2. Liars, by Glenn Beck. (Threshold) The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans’ fears. (b)

3. Crisis of Character, by Gary J. Byrne with Grant M. Schmidt. (Center Street) A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.

4. Armageddon, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Humanix) The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton. (b)

5. Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central/Melcher Media) The libretto of the award-winning musical, with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

6. 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 in the Rust Belt.

7. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House) A memoir by a physician diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at 36. (x)

8. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau) A meditation on race in America.

9. American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin. (Doubleday) The story of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

10. The War on Cops, by Heather Mac Donald. (Encounter) The author expands on her reporting on the “Ferguson effect,” the criminal-justice system and the Black Lives Matter movement. (b)

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life, delivered with stories, insights and exercises.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way that a spouse will understand.

5. Yuge! by G.B. Trudeau. (Andrews McMeel) The “Doonesbury” creator’s strips from over 30 years that have featured Donald Trump.


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Aug. 6. 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.