1. Dangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A television correspondent investigates damning allegations against the vice president of the United States.

2. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs. (Ace) Shape-shifter Mercy Thompson finds herself in the clutches of the world’s most powerful vampire.

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

4. 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.

5. Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. (Riverhead) Lovers in a city overwhelmed with violence hear about mysterious doors that will carry them into an alien and uncertain future.

6. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. (Viking) A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

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

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

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

10. 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.” (x)


1. Portraits of Courage, by George W. Bush. (Crown) Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since Sept. 11, 2001. By the former president.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Dear Ijeawele, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Knopf) A feminist manifesto in 15 suggestions for empowering a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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.”

9. South and West, by Joan Didion. (Knopf) Notebook excerpts about a Southern road trip and Patty Hearst’s trial.

10. Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) How globalization, climate change and the accelerating pace of technology are reshaping the world.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Unshakeable, by Tony Robbins with Peter Mallouk. (Simon & Schuster) A financial freedom playbook from the millionaire life and business strategist.

2. You Are Here, by Jenny Lawson. (Flatiron) Part therapy, part humor, part coloring book.

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

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

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 March 11. 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.