New York Times best-sellers
1. The Black Book by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown). After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, two people are dead and the madam’s black book has disappeared. Who is responsible? 2. Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles (Morrow/HarperCollins). Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South to save his, and his father’s lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy. 3. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (Norton). A retelling of Norse folklore. 4. Vicious Circle by C. J. Box (Putnam). Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who put him there. 5. If Not for You by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine). An unlikely relationship is tested. 6. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (Morrow/HarperCollins). The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end. 7. Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel (Delacorte). A television correspondent investigates damning allegations against the vice president of the United States. 8. The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Putnam). In 1911, searching for a young actress who has disappeared, the detective Isaac Bell discovers a serial killer. 9. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Random House). Visiting the grave of his recently deceased young son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts. 10. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Viking). A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
1. Old School by Bill O’Reilly and Bruce Feirstein (Holt). A defense of “old school” traditional values versus “snowflakes.” 2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (HarperCollins). A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt. 3. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt). The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II. 4. A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes (Norton). The MSNC host discusses race relations with a focus on the differences in policing in the white nation and its black colony. 5. The Cubs Way by Tom Verducci (Crown/Archetype). The transformation of the Chicago Cubs under Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon and a celebration of their championship. 6. Portraits of Courage by George W. Bush (Crown). Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since 9/11. By the former president. 7. The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson). The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” 8. Big Agenda by David Horowitz (Humanix). A battle plan for the Trump White House. 9. Trump’s War by Michael Savage (Center Street). The radio host discusses the challenges President Trump faces as he strives to fulfill his promises. 10. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Spiegel & Grau). A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
1. Hashimoto’s Protocol by Izabella Wentz (HarperOne/HarperCollins). 2. How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh (Ballantine). 3. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero (Running Press). Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life, delivered with stories, insights and exercises. 4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a -------- by Mark Manson (HarperOne/HarperCollins). How to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and, instead, become better at handling adversity. 5. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield).
1. The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media). A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God. 2. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMeel) A collection of poetry about love, loss, trauma and healing. 3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Washington Square). An angry curmudgeon gets new next-door neighbors, and things are about to change for all of them — and others. 4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Berkley). Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends. 5. No Man’s Land by David Baldacci (Grand Central). 6. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine). 7. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Anchor). In the Republic of Gilead’s dystopian future, men and women perform the services assigned to them. 8. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (Forge). From stray mutt to golden-haired puppy, a dog finds himself reincarnated over the years as he searches for his purpose in life. 9. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman (Washington Square). A girl is instructed to deliver a series of letters after her grandmother dies. 10. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (Simon & Schuster).
1. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman (Norton). How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. 2. On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder (Tim Duggan). 3. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (Morrow/HarperCollins). The story of four of the black female mathematicians known as “human computers” whose work at then-segregated NASA was key to launching John Glenn into space. 4. Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt). 5. Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker (Penguin). 6. Requiem for the American Dream by Noam Chomsky (Seven Stories). 7. Dark Money by Jane Mayer (Anchor). 8. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor). 9. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 10. Originals by Adam Grant (Penguin).