Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 Testaments. Margaret Atwood. Doubleday/Talese

2. The Institute. Stephen King. Scribner

3. The Oracle. Jonathan Cahn. Frontline

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

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

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

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

8. A Better Man. Louise Penny. Minotaur

9. The Dark Side. Danielle Steel. Delacorte

10. The Inn. Patterson/Fox. Little, Brown


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

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

3. Everything Is Figureoutable. Marie Forleo. Portfolio

4. Antoni in the Kitchen. Antoni Porowski. HMH/Martin

5. The Education of an Idealist. Samantha Power. Dey Street

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

7. Beholding and Becoming. Ruth Chou Simons. Harvest House

8. The Only Plane in the Sky. Garrett M. Graff. Avid Reader

9. She Said. Kantor/Twohey. Penguin Press

10. Tools and Weapons. Smith/Browne. Penguin Press


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

2. The Reckoning. John Grisham. Dell

3. Shadow Tyrants. Cussler/Morrison. Putnam

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

5. Juror #3. Patterson/Allen. Vision

6. Hot Shot. Fern Michaels. Zebra

7. Too Soon to Die. William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

8. Turning Point. Danielle Steel. Dell

9. Promise, Texas. Debbie Macomber. Mira

10. Laughter in the Rain. Debbie Macomber. Harlequin


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

2. The Truth About Magic. Atticus. Griffin

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

4. The Whole Truth. David Baldacci. Grand Central

5. Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate. Ballantine

6. The Paris Orphan. Natasha Lester. Forever

7. Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng. Penguin

8. Liar Liar. Patterson/Fox. Grand Central

9. The Woman in the Window. A.J. Finn. Morrow

10. The Warning. James Patterson. Grand Central