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. Run Away, by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central) A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.

3. Celtic Empire, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. (Putnam) The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.

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

5. 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.

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. 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.


1. The Right Side of History, by Ben Shapiro. (Broadside) Conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization. (b)

2. 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.

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. Doing Justice, by Preet Bharara. (Knopf) The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York describes some of his career highlights and gives insights into our legal system.

5. Kushner, Inc., by Vicky Ward. (St. Martin’s) HuffPost editor at large gives her perspective on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s agenda inside the White House.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

10. First: Sandra Day O’Connor, by Evan Thomas. (Random House) A biography of the first female Supreme Court justice.

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 23. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.