1. The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) Renée Ballard, a young detective with the LAPD, investigates crimes against two women.

2. Camino Island, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

3. The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware. (Scout) Four school friends reunite as their long-held secret threatens to emerge.

4. Paradise Valley, by C.J. Box. (Minotaur) A North Dakota investigator pursues a trucker who preys on prostitutes.

5. House of Spies, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, now the head of Israel’s secret intelligence service, pursues an ISIS mastermind.

6. 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.

7. The Painted Queen, by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess. (Morrow) The final adventure in the series featuring Amelia Peabody and her archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson.

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

9. Murder Games, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown) An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.

10. The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown) Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised separately on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.


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

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.

3. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. (Twelve) A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

4. Devil’s Bargain, by Joshua Green. (Penguin Press) A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his chief strategist.

5. Rediscovering Americanism, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions) The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government. (b)

6. Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. (Knopf) Insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

7. Dangerous, by Milo Yiannopoulos. (Dangerous Books) The alt-right provocateur criticizes political correctness. (b)

8. 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.

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

10. Understanding Trump, by Newt Gingrich. (Center Street) The former House speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda. (b)

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

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

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

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

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

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending July 29. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.