Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Aug. 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.


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

2. “The Inn.” Patterson/Fox. Little, Brown

3. “The Bitterroots.” C.J. Box. Minotaur

4. “One Good Deed.” David Baldacci. Grand Central

5. “Outfox.” Sandra Brown. Grand Central

6. “The Nickel Boys.” Colson Whitehead. Doubleday

7. “The Turn of the Key.” Ruth Ware. Scout

8. “Contraband.” Stuart Woods. Putnam

9. “The New Girl.” Daniel Silva. Harper

10. “Blood Truth.” J.R. Ward. Gallery


1. “How to Be an Antiracist.” Ibram X. Kendi. One World

2. “Becoming.” Michelle Obama. Crown

3. “Dare to Lead.” Brene Brown. Random House

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

5. “Ball of Collusion.” Andrew C. McCarthy. Encounter

6. “Trick Mirror.” Jia Tolentino. Random House

7. “Girl, Stop Apologizing.” Rachel Hollis. HarperCollins Leadership

8. “The Pioneers.” David McCullough. Simon & Schuster

9. Unfreedom of the Press. Mark R. Levin. Threshold

10. Tiny but Mighty. Hannah Shaw. Plume


1. “The Reckoning.” John Grisham. Dell

2. “Turning Point.” Danielle Steel. Dell

3. “Willing to Die.” Lisa Jackson. Zebra

4. “Connections in Death.” J.D. Robb. St. Martin’s

5. “Laughter in the Rain.” Debbie Macomber. Harlequin

6. “Crucible.” James Rollins. Morrow

7. “The Art of Racing in the Rain (movie tie-in).” Garth Stein. Harper

8. “Cottage by the Sea.” Debbie Macomber. Ballantine

9. “Frontier America.” William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

10. “Dark Sentinel.” Christine Feehan. Berkley


1. “The Art of Racing in the Rain (movie tie-in).” Garth Stein. Harper

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

3. “The Warning.” James Patterson. Grand Central

4. “Before We Were Yours.” Lisa Wingate. Ballantine

5. “Little Fires Everywhere.” Celeste Ng. Penguin

6. “The Woman in the Window.” A.J. Finn. Morrow

7. “Born a Crime.” Trevor Noah. Random/Spiegel & Grau

8. “The Flight Girls.” Noelle Salazar. Mira

9. “Ambush.” Patterson/Born. Grand Central

10. “Official SAT Study Guide (2020 ed.).” College Board