1. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. (Random House) Visiting the grave of his recently deceased young son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.

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

3. Aftermath: Empire’s End, by Chuck Wendig. (Del Rey) The conclusion to the Star Wars trilogy set in the years between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”

4. 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.

5. Heartbreak Hotel, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine) Psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lt. Milo Sturgis investigate a mysterious death.

6. A Conjuring of Light, by V.E. Schwab. (Tor/Tom Doherty) The final book in the Shades of Magic fantasy series.

7. A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Imagining the life of the central figure of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting “Christina’s World.”

8. Humans, Bow Down, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond with Jill Dembowski. (Little, Brown) After the Great War, a woman is determined to save humanity before the victorious robots wipe it out.

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

10. 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.


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. Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper/HarperCollins) A provocative look into the future by the author of “Sapiens.”

4. The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. (Avery) Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.

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

6. This Life I Live, by Rory Feek. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) The songwriter describes his difficult childhood, love for his wife, and her death from cancer in 2016. (b)

7. 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.”

8. Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau) A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

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

10. Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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.

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

3. 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)

4. The Whole30, by Melissa Hartwig. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A 30-day guide to better health, weight loss, improved digestion and a stronger immune system. (x)(b)

5. 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.


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Feb. 25. 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.