1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in the 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. The Savior, by J.R. Ward. (Gallery) The 17th book in the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series. Secrets about inhumane experiments surface at a biomedical firm.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

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. 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 Matriarch, by Susan Page. (Twelve) A biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, based on interviews and her private diaries.

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

5. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

6. Commander in Cheat, by Rick Reilly. (Hachette) A sportswriter handicaps the current president’s character, based on how he plays golf.

7. Ladies Who Punch, by Ramin Setoodeh. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s) A behind-the-scenes look at the daytime talk show “The View.”

8. 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.

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

10. American Moonshot, by Douglas Brinkley. (Harper) The development of NASA and the space race against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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 Path Made Clear, by Oprah Winfrey. (Flatiron)

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

5. A Love Letter Life, by Jeremy and Audrey Roloff. (Zondervan) (b)


Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending April 6. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.