Arts & Theater

N.Y. Times bestsellers

Key: 1.=Rank; (2)=Weeks on list


1. (1) Bullseye, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

While the president of the United States is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, Detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.

2. (1) Sweet Tomorrows, Debbie Macomber.

The journeys of the characters at the Rose Harbor Inn come to a close in this last book of the series.

3. (2) Truly Madly Guilty, Lianne Moriarty.

Tense turning points for three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

4. (1) The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead.

A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

5. (4) The Black Widow, Daniel Silva.

Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits and trains a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.

6. (3) The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware.

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

7. (8) The Girls, Emma Cline.

In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.

8. (1) Smooth Operator, Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall.

When the former CIA agent Teddy Fay comes to the aid of a powerful woman, the nation’s fate is at stake.

9. (1) Dark Carousel, Christine Feehan.

A woman falls for a rich bachelor vampire, but she also has a separate plan for which he is the bait. A Carpathian novel.

10. (118) All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr.

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


1. (3) Hillary’s America, Dinesh D’Souza.

The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

2. (1) Liars, Glenn Beck.

The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans’ fears.

3. (7) Crisis of Character, Gary J. Byrne with Grant M. Schmidt.

A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.

4. (3) Armageddon, Dick Morris and Eileen McCann.

The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton.

5. (17) Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.

The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

6. (2) Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance.

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

7. (30) When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi.

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

8. (24) Between the World and Me, Ta-Nahesi Coates.

A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

9. (3) American Heiress, Jeffrey Toobin.

The story of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

10. (1) The War on Cops, Heather Mac Donald.

The author expands on her reporting on the “Ferguson effect,” the criminal-justice system and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Paperback Fiction

1. (1) Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham.

2. (1) X, Sue Grafton.

3. (1) Chase, James Patterson.

4. (12) Me Before You, Jojo Moyes.

5. (2) The Bone Labyrinth, James Rollins.

6. (2) Friction, Sandra Brown.

7. (2) Brotherhood in Death, J.D. Robb.

8. (1) Alert, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

9. (2) After She’s Gone, Lisa Jackson.

10. (1) Doctor Sleep, Stephen King.

Paperback Nonfiction

1. (114) The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown.

2. (43) Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow.

3. (3) It Gets Worse, Shane Dawson.

4. (221) Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.

5. (2) Clinton Cash, Peter Schweizer.

6. (59) I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb.

7. (8) Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari.

8. (39) Just Mercy, Bryan Stephenson.

9. (13) The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander.

10. (142) Quiet, Susan Cain.