1. The Whistler, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the mob and Indian casinos.

2. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

3. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine) A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.

4. Escape Clause, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension must deal with the theft of tigers from a local zoo.

5. Vince Flynn: Order to Kill, by Kyle Mills. (Emily Bestler/Atria) Flynn’s character, CIA operative Mitch Rapp, uncovers a dangerous Russian plot. Flynn died in 2013.

6. A Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury. (Howard Books) A story of love and redemption featuring the Baxter family.

7. Sex, Lies and Serious Money, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam) New York lawyer Stone Barrington’s client needs help spending the fortune he won in the lottery, as well as protection from scheming bad guys.

8. The Blood Mirror, by Brent Weeks. (Orbit) The fourth book in the fantasy Lightbringer series.

9. The Obsidian Chamber, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central) While FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is believed dead, his ward is kidnapped.

10. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett. (Harper) Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.


1. The Magnolia Story, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

2. Killing the Rising Sun, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) “The O’Reilly Factor” host recounts the final years of World War II.

3. Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen. (Simon & Schuster) The singer-songwriter’s autobiography.

4. Shaken, by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory. (Waterbrook) The Heisman Trophy winner writes about overcoming obstacles.

5. 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.

6. Not Dead Yet, by Phil Collins. (Crown Archetype) A memoir by the Genesis drummer/singer/songwriter.

7. 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.

8. Filthy Rich, by James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy. (Little, Brown) The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.

9. Upstream, by Mary Oliver. (Penguin Press) The poet’s essays, many close observations of the natural world.

10. Let Me Tell You About Jasper ..., by Dana Perino. (Twelve) Reflections on dogs — especially her vizsla, Jasper — and politics, by the co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” a former press secretary to President George W. Bush.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Cooking for Jeffrey, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter) A collection of recipes for dishes the Barefoot Contessa makes for her husband.

2. Appetites, by Anthony Bourdain with Laurie Woolever. (Ecco/HarperCollins) More recipes and commentary from the globe-trotting TV personality and former chef.

3. The Truth About Cancer, by Ty M. Bollinger. (Hay House) Alternative treatments and the cancer-related “politics” of the medical and pharmaceutical industries. (b)

4. The Broken Way, by Ann Voskamp. (Zondervan) How to soothe an aching heart or broken spirit through Christian faith. (b)

5. Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones. (Clarkson Potter) Recipes, including vegetarian and gluten-free, for fast meals and for slow-cookers by a blogger and a dietitian.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 29. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.