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BEST-SELLERS: PAPERBACK BOOKS

Posted June 24, 2018 12:15 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, June 16, 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. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, by Anthony Bourdain. (Ecco)

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 37

2. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. (Vintage)

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

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

3. SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper Perennial)

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

4. HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. (Harper)

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

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

5. MEDIUM RAW, by Anthony Bourdain. (Ecco)

The author of “Kitchen Confidential” looks at changes in food culture. Originally published in 2010.

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

6. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown)

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 257

7. JUST MERCY, by Bryan Stevenson. (Spiegel & Grau)

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 108

8. SHOE DOG, by Phil Knight. (Scribner)

A memoir by the co-founder of Nike Inc.

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

9. HUNGER, by Roxane Gay. (Harper Perennial)

The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about food, weight and self-image.

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls. (Scribner)

The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another. (b)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 425

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

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

THIS WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 41

12. DEAR IJEAWELE, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Anchor)

A feminist manifesto in 15 suggestions for empowering a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

THIS WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

13. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, by Erik Larson. (Vintage)

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Originally published in 2003.

THIS WEEK: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 362

14. ADRIFT, by Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart. (Dey St.)

A couple sailing from Tahiti to San Diego encounter a hurricane.

THIS WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

15. NOT THAT BAD, edited by Roxane Gay. (Harper Perennial)

A collection of essays on the harassment and violence that women face in the world.

THIS WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

TRADE FICTION

1. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, by Gail Honeyman. (Penguin)

A young woman’s well-ordered life is disrupted by the IT guy from her office.

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

2. CRAZY RICH ASIANS, by Kevin Kwan. (Anchor)

A New Yorker gets a surprise when she spends the summer with her boyfriend in Singapore.

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

3. INTO THE WATER, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead)

In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in a small English town.

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

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

In the Republic of Gilead’s dystopian future, men and women perform the services assigned to them.

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 68

5. LESS, by Andrew Sean Greer. (Back Bay)

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. To avoid an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, a failed novelist attends literary events around the world.

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

A collection of poetry about love, loss, trauma and healing.

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 114

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

A second collection of poetry from the author of “Milk and Honey.”

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 37

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

A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 54

9. A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, by Shari Lapena. (Penguin)

Karen Krupp’s life is turned upside down when she suffers amnesia because of a car crash.

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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

The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 52

11. THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance.

THIS WEEK: 11

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

12. SHARP OBJECTS, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway)

Fresh from a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a newspaper reporter returns (reluctantly) to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls.

THIS WEEK: 12

WEEKS ON LIST: 42

13. 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: 13

WEEKS ON LIST: 62

14. PRINCESS, by James Patterson and Rees Jones. (Grand Central)

Princess Caroline calls on Jack Morgan when her friend goes missing.

THIS WEEK: 14

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

15. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, by Shari Lapena. (Penguin)

A couple’s secrets emerge after their baby disappears.

THIS WEEK: 15

WEEKS ON LIST: 26