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BEST-SELLERS: PAPERBACK BOOKS

Posted December 30, 2017 8:47 p.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Dec. 23, 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.

NONFICTION

1. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 92

2. HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton. (Scribner)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder. (Tim Duggan)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 43

4. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown. (Penguin)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 137

5. THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, by Douglas Preston. (Grand Central)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

6. ELON MUSK, by Ashlee Vance. (Ecco/HarperCollins)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

7. BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Picador)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

8. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls. (Scribner) THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 404

9. COLLUSION, by Luke Harding. (Vintage)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

10. THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 152

TRADE FICTION

1. THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS, by Rupi Kaur. (Andrews McMeel)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

2. MILK AND HONEY, by Rupi Kaur. (Andrews McMeel)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 89

3. DARKER, by E.L. James. (Vintage)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 38

5. IT, by Stephen King. (Scribner)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

6. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 38

7. LILAC GIRLS, by Martha Hall Kelly. (Ballantine)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 42

8. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, by Ruth Ware. (Scout)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 36

9. A MAN CALLED OVE, by Fredrik Backman. (Washington Square)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 88

10. THE HANDMAID’S TALE, by Margaret Atwood. (Anchor)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 44