Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2019 NPD Group.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. (c) 2019, PWxyz LLC.)


1. The Institute. Stephen King. Scribner

2. The Testaments. Margaret Atwood. Doubleday/Talese

3. The Oracle. Jonathan Cahn. Frontline

4. Land of Wolves. Craig Johnson. Viking

5. Killer Instinct. Patterson/Roughan. Little, Brown

6. The Girl Who Lived Twice. David Lagercrantz. Knopf

7. The Titanic Secret. Cussler/Du Brul. Putnam

8. Vendetta in Death. J.D. Robb. St. Martin's

9. Red at the Bone. Jacqueline Woodson. Riverhead

10. The Nickel Boys. Colson Whitehead. Doubleday


1. Talking to Strangers. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown

2. Shut Up and Listen!. Tilman Fertitta. HarperCollins Leadership

3. Permanent Record. Edward Snowden. Metropolitan

4. Call Sign Chaos. Mattis/West. Random House

5. D&D: Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. Wizards of the Coast.

6. Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge. Jeanine Pirro. Center Street

7. How Happiness Happens. Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson

8. Glute Lab. Contreras/Cordoza. Victory Belt

9. She Said. Kantor/Twohey. Penguin Press

10. Ball of Collusion. Andrew C. McCarthy. Encounter


1. Look Alive Twenty-Five. Janet Evanovich. Putnam

2. The Stalking. Heather Graham. Mira

3. The Reckoning. John Grisham. Dell

4. Shadow Tyrants. Cussler/Morrison. Putnam

5. Murder, Interrupted. James Patterson. Grand Central

6. Vince Flynn: Red War. Kyle Mills. Pocket

7. Juror #3. Patterson/Allen. Vision

8. Hot Shot. Fern Michaels. Zebra

9. Her Amish Holiday Suitor. Carrie Lighte. Love Inspired

10. Promise, Texas. Debbie Macomber. Mira


1. The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 3: Hotel Oblivion. Way/Ba. Dark Horse

2. It (movie tie-in). Stephen King. Scribner

3. Liar Liar. Patterson/Fox. Grand Central

4. Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate. Ballantine

5. The Whole Truth. David Baldacci. Grand Central

6. The Paris Orphan. Natasha Lester. Forever

7. Official SAT Study Guide (2020 ed.). College Board

8. The Timepiece. Beverly Lewis. Bethany House

9. Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng. Penguin

10. Birnbaum's 2020 Walt Disney World. Disney Editions

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