1. 16th Seduction, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown) In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club face their toughest case yet.

2. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead) In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in an English town.

3. Against All Odds, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A woman must learn to let her adult children make their own decisions.

4. The Fix, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) Detective Amos Decker (“Memory Man”) witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security.

5. Golden Prey, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Lucas Davenport, now a U.S. marshal, pursues a thief who robbed a drug cartel and killed a child in Biloxi, Miss.

6. The Broken Road, by Richard Paul Evans. (Simon & Schuster) A successful man who is questioning his life gets a second chance. The first book in a trilogy.

7. The Black Book, by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown) After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, the madam’s black book has disappeared.

8. Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House) A novel-in-stories about the lives of the inhabitants of the rural Illinois hometown of Lucy Barton, protagonist of Strout’s previous novel.

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

10. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman. (Atria) A hockey star is caught up in a scandal.


1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.

2. Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. (Knopf) Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

3. Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. (Crown) An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

4. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann. (Doubleday) The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling FBI intervened, ineffectively.

5. This Fight Is Our Fight, by Elizabeth Warren. (Metropolitan/Holt) The Massachusetts senator calls for restored financial regulation, stronger social programs and renewed investment in education, research and infrastructure.

6. The Operator, by Robert O’Neill. (Scribner) The 400-mission career of a SEAL team operator. (b)

7. 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.

8. Old School, by Bill O’Reilly and Bruce Feirstein. (Holt) A defense of traditional values.

9. The American Spirit, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster) A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.

10. Hallelujah Anyway, by Anne Lamott. (Riverhead) The importance of mercy in our lives.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Make Your Bed, by William H. McRaven. (Grand Central) The retired admiral writes about approaches that can change your life.

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

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

4. Women Who Work, by Ivanka Trump. (Portfolio/Penguin) The First Daughter’s tips to succeed in the workplace without sacrificing family life. (b)

5. Blast the Sugar Out! by Ian K. Smith. (St. Martin’s) A five-week plan to reduce sugar consumption.


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending May 6. 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.