Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.


1. “The 19th Christmas.” Patterson/Paetro. Little, Brown

2. “The Institute.” Stephen King. Scribner

3. “Ninth House.” Leigh Bardugo. Flatiron

4. “What Happens in Paradise.” Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown

5. “The Dutch House.” Ann Patchett. Harper

6. “The Water Dancer.” Ta-Nehisi Coates. One World

7. “The Testaments.” Margaret Atwood. Doubleday/Talese

8. “Child’s Play.” Danielle Steel. Delacorte

9. “The Giver of Stars.” Jojo Moyes. Viking/Dorman

10. “Bloody Genius.” John Sandford. Putnam


1. “Blowout.” Rachel Maddow. Crown

2. “Movies (And Other Things).” Shea Serrano. Twelve

3. “Talking to Strangers.” Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown

4. “Tough Love.” Susan Rice. Simon & Schuster

5. “Witch Hunt.” Gregg Jarrett. Broadside

6. “The United States of Trump.” Bill O’Reilly. Holt

7. “Debt-Free Degree.” Anthony ONeal. Ramsey

8. “The Book of Gutsy Women.” Clinton/Clinton. Simon & Schuster

9. “Year of the Monkey.” Patti Smith. Knopf

10. “Inside Out.” Demi Moore. Harper


1. “Beauchamp Hall.” Danielle Steel. Dell

2. “Holy Ghost.” John Sandford. Putnam

3. “Target: Alex Cross.” James Patterson. Vision

4. “Dark Sacred Night.” Michael Connelly. Vision

5. “Doctor Sleep” (movie tie-in). Stephen King. Pocket

6. “Kisses in the Snow.” Debbie Macomber. Mira

7. “Year One.” Nora Roberts. St. Martin’s

8. “Look Alive Twenty-Five.” Janet Evanovich. Putnam

9. “Play Dirty.” Sandra Brown. Pocket

10. “Alaskan Holiday.” Debbie Macomber. Ballantine


1. “The Great Alone.” Kristin Hannah. Griffin

2. “The 18th Abduction.” Patterson/Paetro. Grand Central

3. “Redemption.” David Baldacci. Grand Central

4. “The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 4.” Robert Kirkman. Image

5. “Nine Perfect Strangers.” Liane Moriarty. Flatiron

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

7. “A Well-Behaved Woman.” Therese Anne Fowler. Griffin

8. “A Spark of Light.” Jodi Picoult. Ballantine

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

10. “Who Knew? Physics.” James Lees. Portable