FICTION

1. Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur) While on suspension, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is made an executor of a stranger’s will and tries to keep a deadly narcotic off Montreal’s streets.

2. 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.

3. The Reckoning, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

4. Target: Alex Cross, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown) Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.

5. Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

6. Past Tense, by Lee Child. (Delacorte) Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.

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. 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.

9. Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty. (Flatiron) A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

10. 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.

NONFICTION

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. Educated, by Tara Westover. (Random House) The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

4. Shade, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown) Pictures of former President Barack Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

5. Beastie Boys Book, by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz. (Spiegel & Grau) The story of the New York band that achieved hip-hop stardom.

6. 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.

7. Leadership, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster) The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.

8. Fear, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster) Debates and decisionmaking within the Trump White House.

9. 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.

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

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

2. Homebody, by Joanna Gaines. (Harper Design)

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

4. Whose Boat Is This Boat? by the staff of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Illustrated by Andro Buneta. (Simon & Schuster)

5. Cook Like a Pro, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter)

 

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Dec. 1. 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.