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

2. Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles. (Morrow) Journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the brink.

3. Daisy Jones & the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (Ballantine) A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.

4. Silent Night, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) After tragedy strikes, a child TV star loses her memory and ability to speak.

5. The Chef, by James Patterson with Max DiLallo. (Little, Brown) Caleb Rooney, a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder allegations.

6. The Last Romantics, by Tara Conklin. (Morrow) A family crisis tests the bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her siblings.

7. The Malta Exchange, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur) The 14th book in the Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knights.

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

9. The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See. (Scribner) The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point.

10. The Border, by Don Winslow. (Morrow) The third book in the Power of the Dog series. Art Keller’s fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated turn.


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

2. The Case for Trump, by Victor Davis Hanson. (Basic) A defense stating that the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.

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

4. The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells. (Tim Duggan) How climate-related crises may cause food shortages, refugee emergencies and other catastrophes.

5. The Threat, by Andrew G. McCabe. (St. Martin’s) The former deputy director of the FBI describes major events of his career and the ways the agency works to protect Americans.

6. Spearhead, by Adam Makos. (Ballantine) An American tank gunner faces enemies in Cologne, Germany, during World War II.

7. Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe. (Doubleday) A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

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

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

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

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Girl, Stop Apologizing, by Rachel Hollis. (HarperCollins Leadership)

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

3. Outer Order, Inner Calm, by Gretchen Rubin. (Harmony)

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

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


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending March 9. 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.