1. Glass Houses, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur) When a body is discovered in Three Pines, Chief Superintendent Gamache regrets not acting on a hunch.

2. 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.

3. The Right Time, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Author Alexandra Winslow, writing under the pseudonym Alexander Green, creates a double life that isolates her.

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

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

6. My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent. (Riverhead) A remarkably self-sufficient 14-year-old girl must fight to save herself from her abusive survivalist father.

7. 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. (x)

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

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

10. Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson. (Del Rey) Capt. Phasma, officer of the First Order, battles a mysterious storm trooper who is bent on unearthing her origins.


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

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

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. Grit, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner) A psychologist says passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

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

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Sept. 2. 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.