1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

2. Wolf Pack, by C.J. Box. (Putnam) Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

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

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

4. Mama’s Last Hug, by Frans de Waal. (Norton) The death of a chimpanzee matriarch frames a broader look into the world of animal and human emotions.

5. Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf) The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

5. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press)


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