Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 19, 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 Guardians. John Grisham. Doubleday

2. The 19th Christmas. Patterson/Paetro. Little, Brown

3. The Institute. Stephen King. Scribner

4. Olive, Again. Elizabeth Strout. Random House

5. The Dutch House. Ann Patchett. Harper

6. The Testaments. Margaret Atwood. Doubleday/Talese

7. The Water Dancer. Ta-Nehisi Coates. One World

8. Ninth House. Leigh Bardugo. Flatiron

9. Bloody Genius. John Sandford. Putnam

10. Child's Play. Danielle Steel. Delacorte


1. Me. Elton John. Holt

2. I Really Needed This Today. Hoda Kotb. Putnam

3. Catch and Kill. Ronan Farrow. Little, Brown

4. Trailblazer. Marc Benioff. Currency

5. Blowout. Rachel Maddow. Crown

6. The Way I Heard It. Mike Rowe. Gallery

7. Dear Girls. Ali Wong. Random House

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

9. The Infinite Game. Simon Sinek. Portfolio

10. Home Work. Julie Andrews. Hachette


1. Beauchamp Hall. Danielle Steel. Dell

2. Dark Sacred Night. Michael Connelly. Vision

3. Holy Ghost. John Sandford. Putnam

4. Target: Alex Cross. James Patterson. Vision

5. Doctor Sleep (movie tie-in). Stephen King. Pocket

6. Alaskan Holiday. Debbie Macomber. Ballantine

7. Year One. Nora Roberts. St. Martin's

8. Kisses in the Snow. Debbie Macomber. Mira

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

10. Play Dirty. Sandra Brown. Pocket


1. Every Breath. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

2. The Great Alone. Kristin Hannah. Griffin

3. Redemption. David Baldacci. Grand Central

4. The 18th Abduction. Patterson/Paetro. Grand Central

5. Nine Perfect Strangers. Liane Moriarty. Flatiron

6. Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins, Vol. 1

7. The Overstory. Richard Powers. Norton

8. A Spark of Light. Jodi Picoult. Ballantine

9. Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate. Ballantine

10. A Well-Behaved Woman. Therese Anne Fowler. Griffin

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