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

2. Cross the Line, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown) Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington.

3. Tom Clancy: True Faith and Allegiance, by Mark Greaney. (Putnam) Jack Ryan Sr. is still president, while Jack Jr., working for a secret organization, works to prevent complicated terrorist strikes set in motion by a hacker. Clancy died in 2013.

4. 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.

5. No Man’s Land, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.

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

7. Night School, by Lee Child. (Delacorte) Jack Reacher, still in the Army, becomes involved in an investigation with elite agents from the FBI and CIA.

8. Turbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum juggles the investigation of a crime in an ice cream factory and the two men in her life.

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

10. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) The detective Harry Bosch aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.


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 Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis. (Norton) How psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decisionmaking process and invented the field of behavioral economics.

3. 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.”

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

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. Settle for More, by Megyn Kelly. (Harper/HarperCollins) The anchor of Fox News’s “The Kelly File” discusses the personal and professional challenges she has faced. (x)

7. Talking as Fast as I Can, by Lauren Graham. (Ballantine) Essays by the star of “Gilmore Girls” and “Parenthood.”

8. All the Gallant Men, by Donald Stratton with Ken Gire. (Morrow) A 94-year-old veteran’s eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor.

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

10. 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 cast interviews.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.) The tactics, routines and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers, by the tech investor and podcast host. (b)

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

3. The Whole30 Cookbook, by Melissa Hartwig. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.) Recipes for the Whole30 program of nonprocessed whole foods and no grains, dairy or sugar.

4. Jump, by Steve Harvey with Leah Lakins. (Amistad/HarperCollins) The author and game-show host uses his own experiences to encourage others to take a leap of faith to success.

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Dec. 10. 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.