Arts & Theater


Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 29, for books sold in both print and electronic formats as reported by venues offering a wide range of general interest titles.


1. THE WHISTLER, by John Grisham. A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the mob and Indian casinos. (1 week on the list)

2. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. A psychological thriller set in the environs of London is full of complications and betrayals. (88)

3. SEX, LIES AND SERIOUS MONEY, by Stuart Woods. New York lawyer Stone Barrington’s client needs help spending the fortune he won in the lottery, as well as protection from scheming bad guys. (1)

4. SMALL GREAT THINGS, by Jodi Picoult. A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer. (3)

5. TWO BY TWO, by Nicholas Sparks. A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love. (4)

6. ESCAPE CLAUSE, by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension must deal with the theft of tigers from the local zoo. (2)

7. A MAN CALLED OVE, by Fredrik Backman. A curmudgeon’s gruff exterior masks a generosity of spirit. Originally published in Sweden in 2014. (23)

8. VINCE FLYNN: ORDER TO KILL, by Kyle Mills. Vince Flynn’s character, CIA operative Mitch Rapp, uncovers a dangerous Russian plot. Flynn died in 2013. (3)

9. THE BLOOD MIRROR, by Brent Weeks. The fourth book in the fantasy Lightbringer series follows “The Broken Eye.” (1)

10. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist. (34)


1. KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II. (7)

2. THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” (2)

3. HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt. (14)

4. SHAKEN, by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory. The Heisman Trophy winner writes about overcoming obstacles.


5. BORN TO RUN, by Bruce Springsteen. The singer-songwriter’s autobiography. (5)

6. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, by Ron Chernow. A biography of the first Treasury secretary. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical. (44)

7. NOT DEAD YET, by Phil Collins. A memoir by the Genesis drummer/singer/songwriter. (1)

8. FILTHY RICH, by James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy. The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls. (3)

9. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801. (19)

10. LOVE WARRIOR, by Glennon Doyle Melton. After her husband confesses to multiple infidelities, a woman struggles to grow – and so does he. (8)