1. The Cast, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A magazine columnist meets an array of Hollywood professionals when a producer turns a story about her grandmother into a TV series.

2. The 17th Suspect, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown) The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.

3. The Fallen, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

4. By Invitation Only, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow) Two families are brought together when the daughter of a Chicago power broker and the son of a Southern peach farmer decide to wed.

5. The High Tide Club, by Mary Kay Andrews. (St. Martin’s) An eccentric millionaire enlists attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.

6. Twisted Prey, by John Sandford. (Putnam) The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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

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

9. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje. (Knopf) In Britain after World War II, a pair of teenage siblings are taken under the tutelage of a mysterious man and his cronies who served during the war.

10. The Crooked Staircase, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam) Rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk is on the lam from the government and a secret group causing a rash of murder-suicides.


1. How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press) A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

2. The Soul of America, by Jon Meacham. (Random House) The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history. (x)

3. A Higher Loyalty, by James Comey. (Flatiron) Former FBI director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

4. Barracoon, by Zora Neale Hurston. (Amistad) A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

5. Three Days in Moscow, by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney. (Morrow) Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.

6. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara. (Harper) The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “The Golden State Killer.”

7. Robin, by Dave Itzkoff. (Holt) New York Times journalist details the career and struggles of actor/comedian Robin Williams.

8. Educated, by Tara Westover. (Random House) The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for a university.

9. War on Peace, by Ronan Farrow. (Norton) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.

10. I Love Capitalism! by Ken Langone. (Portfolio/Penguin) Memoir by co-founder of Home Depot and former director of the New York Stock Exchange. (b)

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Magnolia Table, by Joanna Gaines with Marah Stets. (Morrow)

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

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

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

5. Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis. (Thomas Nelson) (b)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending May 19. 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.