Debbie Macomber, Ernest Cline top best-sellers lists




1. ‘Any Dream Will Do,’ Debbie Macomber

2. ‘Camino Island,’ John Grisham

3. ‘The Late Show,’ Michael Connelly

4. ‘The Lying Game,’ Ruth Ware

5. ‘Barely Legal,’ Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall

6. ‘The Last Tudor,’ Philippa Gregory

7. ‘The Good Daughter,’ Karin Slaughter

8. ‘A Gentleman in Moscow,’ Amor Towles

9. ‘House of Spies,’ Daniel Silva

10. ‘Into the Water,’ Paula Hawkins


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

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

3. ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ J.D. Vance

4. ‘Why Buddhism Is True,’ Robert Wright

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

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

7. ‘Devil’s Bargain,’ Joshua Green

8. ‘The Big Lie,’ Dinesh D’Souza

9. ‘Conscience of a Conservative,’ Jeff Flake

10. ‘Grit,’ Angela Duckworth


1. ‘The Woman in Cabin 10,’ Ruth Ware

2. ‘Milk and Honey,’ Rupi Kaur

3. ‘Lilac Girls,’ Martha Hall Kelly

4. ‘Ready Player One,’ Ernest Cline

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

6. ‘Two by Two,’ Nicholas Sparks

7. ‘The Couple Next Door,’ Shari Lapena

8. ‘Truly Madly Guilty,’ Liane Moriarty

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

10. ‘Behind Closed Doors,’ B. A. Paris





1. ‘Ready Player One,’ Ernest Cline

2. ‘The Alchemist,’ Paulo Coehlo

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

4. Milk & Honey,’ Rupi Kaur

5. ‘We Come to Our Senses,’ Odie Lindsey

6. ‘Station Eleven,’ Emily St John Mandel

7. ‘Blackthorne,’ Stina Leicht

8. ‘The Trespasser,’ Tana French

9. ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ Douglas Adams

10. ‘Camino Island,’ John Grisham


1. ‘Legends & Lore of the Texas Capitol,’ Mike Cox

2. ‘This Phenomenal Life,’ Misha Blaise

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

4. ‘You Are a Badass,’ Jen Sincero

5. ‘The Swimming Holes of Texas,’ Carolyn Tracy and Julie Wernersbach

6. ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (expletive),’ Mark Maron

7. ‘Bad Feminist,’ Roxane Gay

8. ‘The Glass Castle,’ Jeannette Walls

9. ‘We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,’ Samantha Irby

10. ‘Why Buddhism is True,’ Robert Wright


1. ‘This Is Not the End,’ Chandler Baker

2. ‘Carry On,’ Rainbow Rowell

3. ‘The Hate U Give,’ Angie Thomas

4. ‘Everything, Everything,’ Nicola Yoon

5. ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Eric Carle

6. ‘Dog Man,’ Dav Pilkey

7. ‘Pokemon Deluxe Essential Handbook,’ Scholastic

8. ‘Kristy’s Great Idea,’ Ann Martin

9. ‘Dog Man Unleashed,’ Dav Pilkey

10. ‘The Adventures of Captain Underpants,’ Dav Pilkey

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