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BEST-SELLERS: HARDCOVER BOOKS

Posted November 11, 2018 2:23 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Nov. 3, 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. 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.

FICTION

1. ELEVATION, by Stephen King. (Scribner)

A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. THE RECKONING, by John Grisham. (Doubleday)

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

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. DARK SACRED NIGHT, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)

Detective Renée Ballard teams up with retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.

THIS WEEK: 3

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

4. 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: 4

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

5. 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: 5

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

6. 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: 6

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

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

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

11. THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER, by Kate Morton. (Atria)

A century-old mystery at the Birchwood Manor on the Thames connects the lives of an archivist and artist.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

12. 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: 12

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

13. VINCE FLYNN: RED WAR, by Kyle Mills. (Emily Bestler/Atria)

When the Russian prime minister plots to invade the Baltics, only Mitch Rapp can stop him.

THIS WEEK: 13

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

14. WINTER IN PARADISE, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown)

Irene Steele uncovers her husband’s secret life on a Caribbean island following his death.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

15. ALICE ISN’T DEAD, by Joseph Fink. (Harper Perennial)

Keisha Taylor takes a job as a long-haul truck driver to search for her missing wife.

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

NONFICTION

1. BEASTIE BOYS BOOK, by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz. (Spiegel & Grau)

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip-hop stardom.

THIS WEEK: 1

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. HINDSIGHT, by Justin Timberlake. (Harper Design)

A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.

THIS WEEK: 2

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. 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: 3

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

4. 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: 4

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

LAST WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

8. 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: 8

LAST WEEK: 4

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: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

10. I MIGHT REGRET THIS, by Abbi Jacobson. (Grand Central)

A collection of anecdotes and reflections from the co-creator of “Broad City.”

THIS WEEK: 10

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

THIS WEEK: 11

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 37

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

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

THIS WEEK: 12

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

13. 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: 13

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

14. THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. (Penguin Press)

An investigation of cultural trends that the authors argue are failing the next generation.

THIS WEEK: 14

LAST WEEK: —

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

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

THIS WEEK: 15

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4