NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS
Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 6, and include both electronic- and printedition sales.
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. (Weeks on list: 43)
2. SUMMER OF ‘69, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown) The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface. (3)
3. THE RECKONING, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church. (21)
4. EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER, by Linda Holmes (Ballantine). In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts. (1)
5. BACKLASH, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria) Cut off from any support, Scot Harvath fights to get his revenge. (2)
6. CITY OF GIRLS, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Riverhead) An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene. (5)
7. SOMEONE TO HONOR, by Mary Balogh (Berkley) The sixth book in the Westcott series. Abigail Westcott and Gilbert Bennington discover their first impressions of one another were wrong.
8. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage. (7)
9. MRS. EVERYTHING, by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria) The story of two sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman, and their life experiences as the world around them changes drastically from the 1950s. (4)
1. EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House) The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university. (72)
2. THE PIONEERS, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters. (9)
3. UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions) The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology. (7)
4. 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 politics. (34)
5. BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau) A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.” (51)
6. HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN, by Howard Stern. (Simon & Schuster) The radio interviewer delves into favorite on-air conversations. (8)
7. THE MUELLER REPORT, with related materials by The Washington Post. (Scribner) Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president. (11)
8. SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species. (60)
9. THE BRITISH ARE COMING, by Rick Atkinson (Holt) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.