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

2. The Cornwalls Are Gone, by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. (Little, Brown) An Army intelligence officer must commit a crime or lose her kidnapped husband and daughter.

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

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

5. The American Agent, by Jacqueline Winspear. (Harper) The 15th book in the “Maisie Dobbs” series. While Germans attack the British Isles, Maisie must solve a case and protect a young evacuee.

6. Tiamat’s Wrath, by James S.A. Corey. (Orbit) The eighth book in the “Expanse” series.

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. Wild Card, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam) The 49th book in the “Stone Barrington” series.

9. 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.

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


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

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

8. 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.

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

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

3. The Path Made Clear, by Oprah Winfrey. (Flatiron)

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

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

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending March 30. 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.