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BEST-SELLERS: COMBINED PRINT AND E-BOOKS

Posted November 4, 2018 1:12 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 27, 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 RECKONING, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)

A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. EVERY BREATH, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central)

Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown and Knopf)

President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and widower, takes on adversaries at home and abroad.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

4. NOT QUITE OVER YOU, by Susan Mallery. (HQN)

The fourth book in the Happily Inc. series. Silver Tesdal must reveal a secret she has been keeping from Drew Lovato.

THIS WEEK: 4

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

5. THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. (Harper)

The sequel to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” follows Annie on her heavenly journey.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

6. HOLY GHOST, by John Sandford. (Putnam)

Virgil Flowers investigates shootings in a Minnesota town following an attempt to revive its ailing economy.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

7. A SPARK OF LIGHT, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine)

The lives of patients, doctors and activists intersect when a gunman holds them hostage in a woman’s health center in Mississippi.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

8. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Putnam)

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

9. UNSHELTERED, by Barbara Kingsolver. (Harper)

Intertwined stories of two families who live in different centuries on the same street corner in Vineland, New Jersey.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

10. AMBUSH, by James Patterson and James O. Born. (Little, Brown)

Michael Bennett discovers that an assassin is targeting him and his family.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

11. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, by Heather Morris. (Harper)

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

12. VENDETTA, by Iris Johansen. (St. Martin’s)

An attraction develops between Jude Brandon and Rachel Venable as they take on the head of a terrorist group.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

13. LOOSE ENDS, by Kristen Ashley. (Kristen Ashley)

An anthology of three short stories and two novellas.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

14. THE WITCH ELM, by Tana French. (Viking)

After Toby Hennessy retreats to his family’s ancestral home, a skull discovered in the backyard exposes his family’s past.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

15. REVELING IN SIN, by Meghan March. (Meghan March)

The final book in the Sin trilogy. A man determines to prove he is worthy of Whitney Gable.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

E and P COMBINED NONFICTION

1. KILLING THE SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt)

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

2. THE MAMBA MENTALITY, by Kobe Bryant. (Melcher Media/MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

The former Los Angeles Laker describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. SHIP OF FOOLS, by Tucker Carlson. (Free Press)

The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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: 36

5. FEAR, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster)

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

THIS WEEK: 5

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

6. BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, by Stephen Hawking. (Bantam)

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

7. THE FIFTH RISK, by Michael Lewis. (Norton)

The author of “The Big Short” examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

8. PRESIDENTS OF WAR, by Michael Beschloss. (Crown)

How American presidents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

9. LEADERSHIP, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster)

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

10. IN PIECES, by Sally Field. (Grand Central)

A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

11. SHADE, by Pete Souza. (Little, Brown)

The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Barack Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

12. THE LIBRARY BOOK, by Susan Orlean. (Simon & Schuster)

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

13. SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper)

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 44

14. ALMOST EVERYTHING, by Anne Lamott. (Riverhead)

Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

15. BEAUTIFUL BOY, by David Sheff. (Mariner)

A father struggles with his son’s meth addiction.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1