Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Aug. 31, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.


1. “A Better Man.” Louise Penny. Minotaur

2. “The Girl Who Lived Twice.” David Lagercrantz. Knopf

3. “The Dark Side.” Danielle Steel. Delacorte

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

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

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

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

8. “Outfox.” Sandra Brown. Grand Central

9. “The Silent Patient.” Alex Michaelides. Celadon

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


1. “Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge.” Jeanine Pirro. Center Street

2. “Becoming.” Michelle Obama. Crown

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

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

5. “Thank You for My Service.” Mat Best. Bantam

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

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

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

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

10. “Everything Is F*cked.” Mark Manson. Harper


1. “Hot Shot.” Fern Michaels. Zebra

2. “The Reckoning.” John Grisham. Dell

3. “Vince Flynn: Red War.” Kyle Mills. Pocket

4. “Too Soon to Die.” William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

5. “Shadow Tyrants.” Cussler/Morrison. Putnam

6. “Turning Point.” Danielle Steel. Dell

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

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

9. “Juror #3.” Patterson/Allen. Vision

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


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

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

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

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

5. “The Whole Truth.” David Baldacci. Grand Central

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

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

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

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

10. “The Overstory.” Richard Powers. Norton