1 THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown and Knopf.) President Jonathan Duncan takes on adversaries at home and abroad.

2 SPYMASTER, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) The 18th book in the Scot Harvath series. As a war looms, a counterterrorism operative takes on a new role his own way.

3 THE PERFECT COUPLE, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown.) A body is found in Nantucket Harbor hours before a picture-perfect wedding.

4 THE OUTSIDER, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found.

5 ALL WE EVER WANTED, by Emily Giffin. (Ballantine.) A scandal sends members of two Nashville families into chaos.

6 THERE THERE, by Tommy Orange. (Knopf.) A multigenerational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.

7 THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY, by Ruth Ware. (Gallery/Scout.) A tarot card reader mistakenly receives an inheritance letter and attends the funeral of the deceased.

8 WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LULULEMONS, by Lauren Weisberger. (Simon & Schuster.) Emily Charlton plans a comeback from the suburbs.

9 THE FALLEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) Amos Decker puts his talents toward solving a string of murders.

10 BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. (Ballantine.) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

11 TOM CLANCY LINE OF SIGHT, by Mike Maden. (Putnam.) Jack Ryan Jr. risks his life to protect a woman in a country on the brink of civil war.

12 SOMETHING IN THE WATER, by Catherine Steadman. (Ballantine.) A documentary filmmaker and an investment banker must decide whether they should protect a secret.

13 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Press.) An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

14 SHELTER IN PLACE, by Nora Roberts. (St. Martin’s.) Survivors of a mass shooting outside a mall in Portland, Me., develop different coping mechanisms.

15 THE LAST TIME I LIED, by Riley Sager. (Dutton.) A painter is in danger when she returns to the summer camp where some of her childhood friends disappeared.


1 CALYPSO, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown.) A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

2 THE SOUL OF AMERICA, by Jon Meacham. (Random House.) The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

3 EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House.) The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

4 HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press.) A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

5 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton.) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

6 THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, by Malcolm Nance. (Hachette.) The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.

7 BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. (Knopf.) The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

8 BARRACOON, by Zora Neale Hurston. (Amistad.) A previously unpublished, firstperson account of a man who was enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

9 LINCOLN’S LAST TRIAL, by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square.) The 1859 courtroom battle in which Abraham Lincoln defended the murderer of his protégé.

10 THE SUN DOES SHINE, by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. (St. Martin’s.) A wrongfully imprisoned man on death row becomes a beacon to his fellow inmates.

11 I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, by Michelle McNamara. (Harper.) A search for “the Golden State Killer.”

12 YES WE (STILL) CAN, by Dan Pfeiffer. (Twelve.) The former White House communications director prescribes a way forward for Democrats.

13 BELIEVE IT, by Nick Foles with Joshua Cooley. (Tyndale Momentum.) The ups and downs of the quarterback who led the Philadelphia Eagles to their 2018 Super Bowl win.

14 TRUMP’S AMERICA, by Newt Gingrich. (Center Street.) The former speaker of the House’s views on the achievements of and obstacles facing the current administration.

15 FASCISM: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward. (Harper.) The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.