1. Fire and Blood, by George R.R. Martin. (Bantam) Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
2. Target: Alex Cross, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown) Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.
3. The Reckoning, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.
4. Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
5. Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich. (Putnam) The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton, N.J., disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.
6. Past Tense, by Lee Child. (Delacorte) Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.
7. Long Road to Mercy, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) Atlee Pine, an FBI agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States’ democracy.
8. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom. (Harper) The sequel to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
9. Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron) A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
10. Elevation, by Stephen King. (Scribner) A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
1. Becoming, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
2. Killing the SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.
3. Ship of Fools, by Tucker Carlson. (Free Press) The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
4. 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.
5. Leadership, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster) The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.
6*. Shade, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown) Pictures of former President Barack Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
7. Fear, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster) Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decisionmaking within the Trump White House.
8. Churchill: Walking With Destiny, by Andrew Roberts. (Viking) A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.
9. In Pieces, by Sally Field. (Grand Central) A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.
10. Brief Answers to the Big Questions, by Stephen Hawking. (Bantam) A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
advice, how-to, miscellaneous
1. Homebody, by Joanna Gaines. (Harper Design)
2. Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis. (Thomas Nelson) (b)
3. Whose Boat Is This Boat? by the staff of the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Illustrated by Andro Buneta and John Henry. (Simon & Schuster)
4. Magnolia Table, by Joanna Gaines with Marah Stets. (Morrow)
5. Cook Like a Pro, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter)
Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Nov. 24 An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders.