1. Y Is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam) The 25th Kinsey Millhone mystery novel. A former student from an elite private school is released from prison and a sociopath returns to haunt the detective.

2. The Store, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. (Little, Brown) Two New York writers go undercover to expose the secrets of a powerful retailer.

3. Seeing Red, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central) TV journalist Kerra Bailey and former federal agent John Trapper join forces to expose a web of conspiracy behind a hotel bombing in Dallas.

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

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

6. Any Dream Will Do, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine) As Shay Benson begins her life anew, building a relationship with Pastor Drew Douglas, her brother’s return threatens to undo it.

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

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

9. Sulfur Springs, by William Kent Krueger. (Atria) Newly married Cork O’Connor searches for his wife’s missing son, which leads the couple to a border town in the middle of a drug war.

10. Exposed, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s) Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio find themselves on opposite sides of a lawsuit, threatening their friendship and their law firm.


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.

4. Why Buddhism Is True, by Robert Wright. (Simon & Schuster) Neuroscience and psychology findings are used to support Buddhist practice and meditation.

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

6. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau) A meditation on race in America.

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

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 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.

10. The Big Lie, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery) Conservative commentator argues that the U.S. left is a fascist threat. (b)

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. 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)

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

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 understands.

5. The End of Alzheimer’s, by Dale Bredesen. Researcher says it’s possible to prevent and reverse the disease. (Avery)

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Aug. 26. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.