1. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman. (Norton) A retelling of Norse folklore.

2. Echoes in Death, by J.D. Robb. (St. Martin’s) Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD investigates a fatal home invasion. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

3. Never Never, by James Patterson and Candice Fox. (Little, Brown) Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a series.

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

5. Right Behind You, by Lisa Gardner. (Dutton) Former FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, foster a girl whose older brother murdered their drunken father. Now, eight years later, he has killed again.

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

7. 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.

8. The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney. (Ballantine) A sadistic architect builds a house that controls its (young, female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller, soon to be a movie.

9. My Not So Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella. (Dial) A young woman fired from her job in London is forced to reconsider the meaning of success.

10. Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) A mystery/thriller set in Iowa.


1. 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.

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. 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. Three Days in January, by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Eisenhower’s farewell address and his role in the Kennedy transition.

5. The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. (Avery) A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.

6. Big Agenda, by David Horowitz. (Humanix) A battle plan for the Trump White House. (b)

7. You Are the Universe, by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos. (Harmony) Defining a human universe in which each of us is a co-creator of reality. (b)

8. Tears We Cannot Stop, by Michael Eric Dyson. (St. Martin’s) A frank and searing discussion of race.

9. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Morrow/HarperCollins) The black female mathematicians who worked at then-segregated NASA. The basis of the movie.

10. The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis. (Norton) How psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decisionmaking process.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

2. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life.

3. The Lose Your Belly Diet, by Travis Stork. (Ghost Mountain) An eating plan that includes improving “gut health.”

4. Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) The tactics, strategies and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers, by the technology investor. (b)

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) How to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and instead become better at handling adversity. (b)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Feb. 11. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.