FICTION

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

2. Of Blood and Bone, by Nora Roberts. (St. Martin’s) While the people of New Hope face threats, Fallon Swift goes on three quests to discover her powers.

3. 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.

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

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. 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.

8. 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 America’s democracy.

9. 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.

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

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. The Point of It All, by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer. (Crown Forum) A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

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

4. Killing the SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

5. Leadership, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster) The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

6. Shade, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown) The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Barack Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

7. Beastie Boys Book, by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz. (Spiegel & Grau) The story of the New York band who went from performing hard-core punk music to hip-hop stardom. (x)

8. 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.

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. 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.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

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

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. Salt Fat Acid Heat, by Samin Nosrat. Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton. (Simon & Schuster)

 

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Dec. 8. 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.