1. A Legacy of Spies, by John le Carré. (Viking) Peter Guillam, formerly of the British Secret Service, is pulled out of retirement to defend intelligence operations during the Cold War.

2. Secrets in Death, by J.D. Robb. (St. Martin’s) Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a professional gossip who dabbled in blackmail; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously. (x)

3. Enemy of the State, by Kyle Mills. (Emily Bestler/Atria) Mitch Rapp leaves the CIA to go on a manhunt when the nephew of a Saudi king finances a terrorist group.

4. Y Is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam) A former student from an elite private school is released from prison and a sociopath returns to haunt the detective.

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

6. The Right Time, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Author Alexandra Winslow creates a double life that isolates her.

7. The Western Star, by Craig Johnson. (Viking) A parole hearing for a serial killer and the decades-old memory of a train ride with Wyoming sheriffs put Longmire on a collision course between past and present.

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

9. Dark Legacy, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley) Emeline Sanchez fights to recover from exchanging blood with a master vampire, even as she tries to heal the children she saved.

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


1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward 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. Fantasyland, by Kurt Andersen. (Random House) The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including conspiracy theories.

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.

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

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

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

8. The Vietnam War, by Geoffrey C. Ward. (Knopf) A companion to the PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

9. It Takes Two, by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) The identical twins and reality TV stars trace their ascent. (b)

10. 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.

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

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

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

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Sept. 9. 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.