Courtesy of the American Booksellers Association


1    THE OVERSTORY (Norton, $18.95.) By Richard Powers. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, several people find their lives intertwined with trees.

2    THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ (Harper, $16.99.) By Heather Morris. A Jewish man imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau, tasked with tattooing his fellow inmates, falls in love with another prisoner.

3    UNSHELTERED (Harper Perennial, $17.99.) By Barbara Kingsolver. Two families in different time periods experience similar personal and moral crises.

4    LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (Penguin, $17.) By Celeste Ng. The idyllic facade of a peaceful suburb begins to fray when an enigmatic artist and her daughter move to town.

5    A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW (Penguin, $17.) By Amor Towles. The tale of a Russian aristocrat under house arrest.

6    NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (Flatiron, $17.99.) By Liane Moriarty. A sense of dread looms over a health spa where a group of people have gathered with dreams of self-improvement.

7    THERE THERE (Vintage, $16.) By Tommy Orange. A multi-generational story about Native Americans traveling to a powwow in Oakland, Calif.

8    BEFORE WE WERE YOURS (Ballantine, $17.) By Lisa Wingate. A group of siblings is kidnapped by a shady adoption agency that steals poor children and sells them to wealthy families.

9    KILLING COMMENDATORE (Vintage, $17.) By Haruki Murakami. After his wife leaves him, a painter departs his Tokyo apartment and retreats to the mountains to rediscover his creativity.

10    THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (William Morrow, $16.99.) By A.J. Finn. An agoraphobic and possibly alcoholic woman witnesses a crime but second-guesses herself.


1    NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE (Penguin, $10.) By Greta Thunberg. A collection of speeches from the young Swedish climate activist.

2    SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND (Harper Perennial, $22.99.) By Yuval Noah Harari. A scientific and historic look at the creation and evolution of mankind.

3    CALYPSO (Back Bay, $17.99.) By David Sedaris. Sharp-witted essays about middle age and mortality.

4    THE LIBRARY BOOK (Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) By Susan Orlean. A deep dive into the history and importance of libraries and librarians.

5    BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD (Spiegel & Grau, $18.) By Trevor Noah. The “Daily Show” host recounts his upbringing in South Africa during apartheid.

6    CLASSIC KRAKAUER: ESSAYS ON WILDERNESS AND RISK (Anchor, $15.) By Jon Krakauer. Ten stories, originally published in the New Yorker and Outside, among other publications, whisk readers around the globe.

7    ON DESPERATE GROUND: THE MARINES AT THE RESERVOIR, THE KOREAN WAR’S GREATEST BATTLE (Anchor, $17.) By Hampton Sides. A look back at the Korean War and one of the most harrowing battles in American military history.

8    UPSTREAM: SELECTED ESSAYS (Penguin, $17.) By Mary Oliver. The late poet’s ruminations about her place in the world.

9    HBR’S 10 MUST READS ON MANAGING YOURSELF (Harvard Business School Press, $24.95.) By Harvard Business Review, Peter F. Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen and Daniel Goleman. Articles offer tools to help employees find work-life balance, stay engaged over a long career and navigate other workplace conundrums.

10    21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (Spiegel & Grau, $18.) By Yuval Noah Harari. A look at how to navigate modern-day challenges, from the rise of technology to national security.

Mass Market

1    ELEVATION (Scribner, $9.99.) By Stephen King. A man with an odd condition brings together a small town.

2    THE RECKONING (Dell, $9.99.) By John Grisham. A decorated World War II hero shocks his community when he kills his friend and refuses to divulge his motive.

3    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Penguin, $9.99.) By Shari Lapena. A family unravels after a horrible crime at a dinner party.

4    DOCTOR SLEEP (Pocket, $10.99.) By Stephen King. A man who uses his paranormal gift to help comfort the dying meets a young girl with the same power.

5    TOM CLANCY OATH OF OFFICE (Berkley, $9.99.) By Marc Cameron. President Jack Ryan has a lot on his mind, from an unethical senator trying to bring him down to two hijacked Russian nuclear missiles.

6    PAST TENSE (Dell, $9.99.) By Lee Child. Jack Reacher makes a shocking discovery while visiting his father’s hometown.

7    THE LYING GAME (Pocket, $9.99.) By Ruth Ware. A deadly game concocted by four boarding-school friends has repercussions that follow them into adult life.

8    DARK SACRED NIGHT (Vision, $9.99.) By Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch and Los Angeles police detective Renee Ballard attempt to solve the murder of a 15-year-old runaway.

9    ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS (Sentinel, $9.99.) By Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager. A look at Andrew Jackson’s military cunning during the War of 1812.

10    YOU DON’T OWN ME (Pocket, $8.99.) By Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Television producer Laurie Moran is on the case of a murdered celebrity doctor.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Dec. 1. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)