Paperback
Fiction

1. THE MARTIAN

(Broadway, $15). By Andy Weir. An astronaut is stranded alone on Mars. He tries to survive against impossible odds. [39]

2. MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

(Europa Editions, $17). By Elena Ferrante. Book One of the Neapolitan novels. [5]

3. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

(Mariner, $14.95). By Philip K. Dick. A dystopian classic of a world ruled by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, now an Internet TV drama. [5]

4. THE ALCHEMIST

(Harperone, $16.99). By Paulo Coelho. A Spanish shepherd boy goes on a journey of discovery through North Africa. [42]

5. BROOKLYN

(Scribner, $15). By Colm Toibin. A young Irish woman starts a new life in New York City. [3]

6. INVISIBLE

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson and David Ellis. FBI researcher Emmy Dockery takes tries to solve a series of criminal cases on her own. [7]

7. GRAY MOUNTAIN

(Dell, $9.99). By John Grisham. A big-city lawyer moves to Appalachia and takes on a giant coal company. [13]

8. STARS OF FORTUNE

(Berkley, $17). By Nora Roberts. Five people are drawn to the island of Corfu to fulfill an ancient prophecy. [7]

9. THE ESCAPE

(Vision, $9.99). By David Baldacci. John Puller’s brother escapes from prison, leading the Army special investigator into the country’s largest manhunt. [13]

10. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS

(Grand Central, $15.99). By James Patterson. Alex Cross must end a hostage crisis on Christmas. [6]

Nonfiction/General

1. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

(Penguin, $17). By Daniel James Brown. [82]

2. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: THE TRAGEDY OF THE WHALESHIP ESSEX

(Penguin,$17) By by Nathaniel Philbrick. [4]

3. ALEXANDER HAMILTON

(Penguin, $20). By Ron Chernow. [6]

4. I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN

(Back Bay, $16). By Malala Yousafzai. [26]

5. POGUE’S BASICS: LIFE: ESSENTIAL TIPS AND SHORTCUTS (THAT NO ONE BOTHERS TO TELL YOU) FOR SIMPLIFYING YOUR DAY

(Flatiron, $19.99). By David Pogue. [2]

6. YES PLEASE

(Dey Street, $16.99). By Amy Poehler. Reflections, vignettes, poems and mantras by the Saturday Night Live personality. [22]

7. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $15.99). By Gary D. Chapman. [156]

8. 100 DEADLY SKILLS: THE SEAL OPERATIVE’S GUIDE TO ELUDING PURSUERS, EVADING CAPTURE, AND SURVIVING ANY DANGEROUS SITUATION

(Touchstone, $18). By Clint Emerson. [10]

9. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MURDER, MAGIC, AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA

(Vintage, $16). By Erik Larson. A killer preys on Chicago residents amid the 1893 World's Fair. [135]

10. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE

(Norton, $15.95). By Michael Lewis . [4]

Hardcover
Fiction

1. ROGUE LAWYER

(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. Street lawyer Sebastian Rudd operates his practice out of a bulletproof van. [9]

2. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

(Scribner, $27). By Anthony Doerr. A story of two children whose paths collide during World War II. [66]

3. CROSS JUSTICE

(Little, Brown, $29). By James Patterson. Alex Cross, home to North Carolina, pursues his cousin’s innocence and his own personal demons. [4]

4. THE GUILTY

(Grand Central, $28). By David Baldacci. Will Robie returns to his Mississippi hometown to defend his father who’s charged with murder. [5]

5. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

(Riverhead, $26.95). By Paula Hawkins. A woman on a train witnesses a shocking crime. [42]

6. SEE ME

(Grand Central, $27). By Nicholas Sparks. A former criminal and a lawyer fall in love. [10]

7. THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS: STORIES

(Scribner, $30). By Stephen King. [7]

8. TOM CLANCY’S COMMANDER IN CHIEF

(Putnam, $29.95). By Mark Greaney. President Jack Ryan must contend with an expansionist Russia causing chaos abroad. [3]

9. GO SET A WATCHMAN

(Harper, $27.99). By Harper Lee. Two decades after the events of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scout returns home to visit Atticus Finch. [17]

10. THE NIGHTINGALE

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Kristin Hannah. A woman in Nazi-occupied France tries to keep her family alive. [14]

NonFiction/General

1. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES: THE FORGOTTEN WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY

(Sentinel, $27.95). By Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. [7]

2. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

(Spiegel & Grau, $24). By Ta-Nehisi Coates. A black father pens for his son a letter about race in America. [21]

3. KILLING REAGAN: THE VIOLENT ASSAULT THAT CHANGED A PRESIDENCY

(Henry Holt, $30). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. [12]

4. THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING

(Ten Speed, $16.99). By Marie Kondo. [49]

5. HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES

(St. Martin’s, $29.99). By Brandon Stanton. [5]

6. THING EXPLAINER: COMPLICATED STUFF IN SIMPLE WORDS

(HMH, $24.95). By Randall Munroe [4]

7. DESTINY AND POWER: THE AMERICAN ODYSSEY OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

(Random House, $35). By Jon Meacham. [6]

8. SPQR: A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME

(Liveright, $35). By Mary Beard. [2]

9. WHAT IF?: SERIOUS SCIENTIFIC ANSWERS TO ABSURD HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS

(HMH, $24). By Randall Munroe. [21]

10. THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By David McCullough. [21]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Dec. 20.