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

2. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) Detective Harry Bosch helps a small police department track a serial rapist, while as a PI he aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.

3. 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.

4. The Award, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A Frenchwoman who worked with the Resistance but was accused of collaboration finally has her name cleared.

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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.

9. 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.

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


1. 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.

2. 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.”

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

8. The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben. (Greystone) A forester presents scientific research on the way trees interact with one another. A bestseller in Germany.

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

10. 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.

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. 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.

4. Living With a SEAL, by Jesse Itzler. (Center Street) An entrepreneur trains for a month with a Navy SEAL. (b)

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Nov. 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.