Best-sellers, 11/12/17




1. ‘The Rooster Bar,’ John Grisham

2. ‘Two Kinds of Truth,’ Michael Connelly

3. ‘Origin,’ Dan Brown

4. ‘Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier,’ Mark Frost

5. ‘Uncommon Type,’ Tom Hanks

6. ‘Deep Freeze,’ John Sandford

7. ‘Sleeping Beauties,’ Stephen King and Owen King

8. ‘A Column of Fire,’ Ken Follett

9. ‘Manhattan Beach,’ Jennifer Egan

10. ‘In the Midst of Winter,’ Isabel Allende


1. ‘Leonardo Da Vinci,’ Walter Isaacson

2. ‘Bobby Kennedy,’ Chris Matthews

3. ‘Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans,’ Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

4. ‘Sisters First,’ Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

5. ‘Grant,’ Ron Chernow

6. ‘Killing England,’ Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

7. ‘What Happened,’ Hillary Rodham Clinton

8. ‘We Were Eight Years in Power,’ Ta-Nehisi Coates

9. ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson

10. ‘What Does This Button Do?’ Bruce Dickinson


1. ‘The Sun and Her Flowers,’ Rupi Kaur

2. ‘Milk and Honey,’ Rupi Kaur

3. ‘It,’ Stephen King

4. ‘The Woman in Cabin 10,’ Ruth Ware

5. ‘The Black Book,’ James Patterson and David Ellis

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

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

8. ‘Lilac Girls,’ Martha Hall Kelly

9. ‘The Couple Next Door,’ Shari Lapena

10. ‘Behind Closed Doors,’ B.A. Paris





1. ‘The Familiar, Vol. 5,’ Mark Z. Danielewski

2. ‘Road Kill,’ edited by E. R. Bills and Bret McCormick

3. ‘The Sun and Her Flowers,’ Rupi Kaur

4. ‘Ready Player One,’ Ernest Cline

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

6. ‘Origin,’ Dan Brown

7. ‘The Rooster Bar,’ John Grisham

8. ‘Station Eleven,’ Emily St. John Mandel

9. ‘Uncommon Type,’ Tom Hanks

10. ‘The Rules of Magic,’ Alice Hoffman


1. ‘Queso!’ Lisa Fain

2. ‘Total Cat Mojo,’ Jackson Galaxy

3. ‘Literary Witches,’ Taisia Kitaiskaia, illustrated by Katy Horan

4. ‘Real American,’ Julie Lythcott-Haims

5. ‘Leonardo da Vinci,’ Walter Isaacson

6. ‘American Wolf,’ Nate Blakeslee

7. ‘Texas Blood,’ Roger D. Hodge

8. ‘Quackery,’ Lydia Kang

9. ‘Sisters First,’ Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

10. ‘Smitten Kitchen Every Day,’ Deb Perelman


1. ‘Turtles All the Way Down,’ John Green

2. ‘The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman

3. ‘The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid,’ Colin Meloy

4. ‘Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties,’ Dav Pilkey

5. ‘Wishtree,’ Katherine Applegate

6. ‘The Hate U Give,’ Angie Thomas

7. ‘Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic,’ J.K. Rowling and the British Library

8. ‘Wonder,’ R.J. Palacio

9. ‘Dragons Love Tacos,’ Adam Rubin

10. ‘Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: Ship of the Dead,’ Rick Riordan

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