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NEW YORK TIMES

BEST-SELLERS

FICTION

1. ‘Come Sundown,’ Nora Roberts

2. ‘Into the Water,’ Paula Hawkins

3. ‘Dragon Teeth,’ Michael Crichton

4. ‘Nighthawk,’ Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

5. ‘No Middle Name,’ Lee Child

6. ‘Beren and Luthien,’ J.R.R. Tolkien

7. ‘16th Seduction,’ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

8. ‘The Fix,’ David Baldacci

9. ‘Same Beach, Next Year,’ Dorothea Benton Frank

10. ‘Testimony,’ Scott Turow

NONFICTION

1. ‘Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,’ Al Franken

2. ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson

3. ‘Theft by Finding,’ David Sedaris

4. ‘Option B,’ Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

5. ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ J.D. Vance

6. ‘The American Spirit,’ David McCullough

7. ‘The Vanishing American Adult,’ Ben Sasse

8. ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ David Grann

9. ‘Shattered,’ Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

10. ‘Born a Crime,’ Trevor Noah

PAPERBACKS

1. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Margaret Atwood

2. ‘The Woman in Cabin 10,’ Ruth Ware

3. ‘Milk and Honey,’ Rupi Kaur

4. ‘Lilac Girls,’ Martha Hall Kelly

5. ‘All the Light We Cannot See,’ Anthony Doerr

6. ‘A Man Called Ove,’ Fredrik Backman

7. ‘Commonwealth,’ Ann Patchett

8. ‘The Nightingale,’ Kristin Hannah

9. ‘The Couple Next Door,’ Shari Lapena

10. ‘All the Missing Girls,’ Megan Miranda

LOCAL

BEST-SELLERS

BARNES & NOBLE ARBORETUM

FICTION

1. ‘Camino Island,’ John Grisham

2. ‘The Woman in Cabin 10,’ Ruth Ware

3. ‘All the Light We Cannot See,’ Anthony Doerr

4. ‘All The Missing Girls,’ Miranda Megan

5. ‘Lilac Girls,’ Martha Hall Kelly

6. ‘In a Dark, Dark Wood,’ Ruth Ware

7. ‘Into the Water,’ Paula Hawkins

8. ‘Milk and Honey,’ Rupi Kaur

9. ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,’ Arundhati Roy

10. ‘Dragon Teeth,’ Michael Crichton

11. ‘The Nightingale,’ Kristen Hannah

12. ‘Beren and Luthien,’ J.R.R. Tolkien

NONFICTION

1. ‘Make Your Bed,’ William H. McRaven

2. ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson

3. ‘I Can’t Make This Up,’ Kevin Hart

4. ‘Giant of the Senate,’ Al Franken

5. ‘Theft By Finding,’ David Sedaris

6. ‘The American Spirit,’ David McCullough

7. ‘The Book of Joy,’ Dalai Lama

8. ‘The Vanishing American Adult,’ Ben Sasse

9. ‘The Turquoise Table,’ Kristin Schell

10. ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ J.D. Vance

11. ‘The Glass Castle,’ Jeannette Walls

12. ‘You Are a Badass,’ Jen Sincero

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

1. ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ J.K. Rowling

2. ‘The Dark Prophecy,’ Rick Riordan

3. ‘Once and For All,’ Sarah Dessen

4. ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,’ Elena Favilli

5. ‘Drama, Raina Telgemeier

6. ‘National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018,’ National Geographic Kids

7. ‘One of Us Is Lying,’ Karen M. McManus

8. ‘Everything Everything,’ Nicola Yoon

9. ‘Invisible Emmie,’ Terri Libenson

10. ‘The Thing About Jellyfish,’ Ali Benjamin



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