Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Jan. 5, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.


1. “Verses for the Dead.” Preston/Child. Grand Central

2. “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Delia Owens. Putnam

3. “The Reckoning.” John Grisham. Doubleday

4. “Fire & Blood.” George R.R. Martin. Bantam

5. “Every Breath.” Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

6. “A Delicate Touch.” Stuart Woods. Putnam

7. “Target: Alex Cross.” James Patterson. Little, Brown

8. “Long Road to Mercy.” David Baldacci. Grand Central

9. “Past Tense.” Lee Child. Delacorte

10. “The Boy.” Tami Hoag. Dutton


1. “Becoming.” Michelle Obama. Crown

2. “Girl, Wash Your Face.” Rachel Hollis. Nelson

3. “Educated.” Tara Westover. Random House

4. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way.” Lysa TerKeurst. Nelson

5. “Homebody.” Joanna Gaines. Harper Design

6. “12 Rules for Life.” Jordan B. Peterson. Random House Canada

7. “The Point of It All.” Charles Krauthammer. Crown Forum

8. “Magnolia Table.” Joanna Gaines. Morrow

9. “The Whole30 Slow Cooker.” Melissa Hartwig. HMH

10. “Medical Medium Liver Rescue.” Anthony William. Hay House


1. “Leverage in Death.” J.D. Robb. St. Martin’s

2. “Accidental Heroes.” Danielle Steel. Dell

3. “Safe and Sound.” Fern Michaels. Zebra

4. “Strawberry Hill.” Catherine Anderson. Berkley

5. “The Family Gathering.” Robyn Carr. Mira

6. “The Black Hills.” William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

7. “Preacher’s Rage.” William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

8. “A Dog’s Way Home” (movie tie-in). W. Bruce Cameron. Forge

9. “Just Kate.” Linda Lael Miller. Harlequin

10. “Night Moves.” Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine


1. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz.” Heather Morris. Harper

2. “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.” Gail Honeyman. Penguin Books

3. “A Dog’s Way Home” (movie tie-in). W. Bruce Cameron. Forge

4. “Instant Loss Cookbook.” Brittany Williams. Harmony

5. “Sapiens.” Yuval Noah Harari. Harper Perennial

6. “The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook.” Jen Fisch. Rockridge

7. “Can’t Hurt Me.” David Goggins. Lioncrest

8. “One Day in December.” Josie Silver. Broadway

9. “Texas Ranger.” Patterson/Bourelle. Grand Central

10. “Keto Quick Start.” Diane Sanfilippo. Victory Belt