1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James. (Riverhead) A loner named Tracker teams up with a group of unusual characters in search of a mysterious boy.

3. Connections in Death, by J.D. Robb. (St. Martin’s) Eve Dallas scours tattoo parlors and strip joints for clues to the cause of Lyle Pickering’s death.

4. An Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. (St. Martin’s) Jessica Farris’ life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’ psychology study.

5. The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides. (Celadon) Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

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

7. Devotions, by Mary Oliver. (Penguin Press) A collection of more than 200 poems spanning 50 years of the author’s career.

8. Fire and Blood, by George R.R. Martin. (Bantam) The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

9. Love Poems for Married People, by John Kenney. (Putnam) Humorous musings on the ways long-term partners tolerate each other.

10. Early Riser, by Jasper Fforde. (Viking) Charlie Worthing investigates an outbreak of viral dreams killing a hibernating human population.


1. Becoming, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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

3. Grateful American, by Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton. (Thomas Nelson) The Oscar-nominated actor describes how he has entertained troops and helped veterans. (b)

4. The First Conspiracy, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. (Flatiron) The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

5. Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf) The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

6. Women Rowing North, by Mary Pipher. (Bloomsbury) Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

7. Maid, by Stephanie Land. (Hachette) An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.

8. Let Me Finish, by Chris Christie with Ellis Henican. (Hachette) The former governor of New Jersey describes his relationship with President Donald Trump and the tensions among others close to the president.

9. Shortest Way Home, by Pete Buttigieg. (Liveright) A memoir by the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.

10. 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.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

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

2. Dreyer’s English, by Benjamin Dreyer. (Random House)

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. (Ten Speed)

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

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Feb. 16. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.