1. The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn. (Morrow) A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.

2. City of Endless Night, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central) A New York City detective and an FBI special agent track down a killer who decapitates numerous victims.

3. Iron Gold, by Pierce Brown. (Del Rey) The fourth book of the Red Rising Saga. A hero of the revolution finds his fate tied up with others as the war continues.

4. Origin, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

5. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press) An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

6. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

7. The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin. (Putnam) Four adolescents learn the dates of their deaths from a psychic and their lives go on different courses.

8. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

9. The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. (St. Martin’s) The connections linking a hedge fund manager, his ex-wife and his fiancée are explored from several points of view.

10. Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward. (Scribner) A 13-year-old boy comes of age in Mississippi while his black mother takes him and his toddler sister to pick up their white father, who is getting released from the state penitentiary.


1. Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff. (Holt) A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.

2. It’s Even Worse Than You Think, by David Cay Johnston. (Simon & Schuster) The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes how he believes the scope of the Trump presidency differs from all the others.

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

4. Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster) A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath that connects his work in various disciplines.

5. Together We Rise, by Women’s March Organizers and Condé Nast. (Dey St.) Photographs and profiles of the organizers and participants of the 2017 Women’s March.

6. Trumpocracy, by David Frum. (Harper) A former speechwriter for George W. Bush argues how the current president might push America to become an illiberal democracy.

7. How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. (Crown) Harvard professors examine the erosion of democracies in Europe and Latin America and recommend ways to avoid authoritarianism.

8. The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish. (Gallery) Comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles, exacting revenge on an ex-boyfriend and finding success after a period of homelessness.

9. When, by Daniel H. Pink. (Riverhead) Research from several fields reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes. (x)

10. Grant, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin Press) A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) (b)

2. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press)

3. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield)

4. Principles, by Ray Dalio. (Simon & Schuster)

5. The Whole30, by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) (b)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Jan. 20. 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.