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BEST-SELLERS: COMBINED PRINT AND E-BOOKS

Posted May 13, 2018 12:57 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, May 5, which were reported on a confidential basis by vendors offering a wide range of general interest titles. Every week, thousands of diverse selling locations report their actual sales on hundreds of thousands of individual titles. The panel of reporting retailers is comprehensive and reflects sales in stores of all sizes and demographics across the United States. E-book rankings reflect sales from leading online vendors of e-books in a variety of popular e-reader formats. Titles are included regardless of whether they are published in both print and electronic formats or just one format. Publisher credits for e-books are listed under the corporate publishing name instead of by the publisher’s division. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales were barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores reported receiving bulk orders. The New York Times Best Sellers are compiled and archived by The Best-Seller Lists Desk of The New York Times News Department and are separate from the Culture, Advertising and Business sides of The New York Times Co. More information on rankings and methodology:www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

E and P COMBINED FICTION

1. THE 17TH SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown)

The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. THE FALLEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central)

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

3. TWISTED PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam)

The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

4. THE MIDNIGHT LINE, by Lee Child. (Delacorte)

Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

5. SOMEONE TO CARE, by Mary Balogh. (Berkley)

The fourth book in the Westcott Novel series. The former Countess of Riverdale runs away with the Marquess of Dorchester.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

6. DARK QUEEN, by Faith Hunter. (Ace)

The 12th book in the Jane Yellowrock series. An enforcer must protect New Orleans when a blood challenge between vampires is issued.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. THE PERFECT MOTHER, by Aimee Molloy. (Harper)

A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

8. THE GREAT ALONE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s)

A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

9. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press)

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 28

10. ROBERT B. PARKER’S OLD BLACK MAGIC, by Ace Atkins. (Putnam)

New clues send a private investigator on a hunt for art stolen from a Boston museum more than two decades ago.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

11. READY PLAYER ONE, by Ernest Cline. (Broadway)

It’s 2044, life on a resource-depleted Earth is grim, and the key to a vast fortune is hidden in a virtual-reality world.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 24

12. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine)

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 32

13. CAMINO ISLAND, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)

A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 22

14. WORTH DYING FOR, by Lee Child. (Delacorte)

In the corn country of Nebraska, Jack Reacher cannot let go of a decades-old case of a missing child.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

15. ONE LAST BREATH, by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush. (Zebra)

A couple reunites uneasily five years after a gunman opened fire on their wedding party.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

E and P COMBINED NONFICTION

1. A HIGHER LOYALTY, by James Comey. (Flatiron)

The former FBI director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

2. I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, by Michelle McNamara. (Harper)

The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “the Golden State Killer.”

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

3. HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins)

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 74

4. EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House)

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

5. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. (Doubleday)

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 46

6. WAR ON PEACE, by Ronan Farrow. (Norton)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of U.S. diplomacy.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

7. FASCISM: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward. (Harper)

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

8. THE ASSAULT ON INTELLIGENCE, by Michael V. Hayden. (Penguin Press)

A former director of the NSA and the CIA identifies domestic and international threats to the U.S. intelligence community.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. THE LAST CASTLE, by Denise Kiernan. (Touchstone)

The story of Biltmore House, the largest mansion ever built in the United States, and the Vanderbilt family members who lived there.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

10. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton)

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 52

11. THE LIGHT WITHIN ME, by Ainsley Earhardt with Mark Tabb. (Harper)

A memoir by one of the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

12. FACTFULNESS, by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund. (Flatiron)

A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

13. OBAMA, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown)

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

14. SUICIDE OF THE WEST, by Jonah Goldberg. (Crown Forum)

A senior editor at National Review assesses issues plaguing the left and the right.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

15. GOD SAVE TEXAS, by Lawrence Wright. (Knopf)

An exploration of the history, politics and economics of the Lone Star State.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 2