This week's bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2020 NPD Group. Note: Some print unit sales volume for this week was estimated due to late retailer feeds.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2020, PWxyz LLC.)


1. A Time for Mercy. John Grisham. Doubleday

2. The Return. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

3. The Evening and the Morning. Ken Follett. Viking

4. The Book of Two Ways. Jodi Picoult. Ballantine

5. The Searcher. Tana French. Viking

6. Jingle All the Way. Debbie Macomber. Ballantine

7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. V.E. Schwab. Tor

8. Troubles in Paradise. Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown

9. Leave the World Behind. Rumaan Alam. Ecco

10. The Vanishing Half. Brit Bennett. Riverhead


1. Modern Comfort Food. Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter

2. This Just Speaks to Me. Hoda Kotb. Putnam

3. The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook. Doocy/Doocy. Morrow

4. Caste. Isabel Wilkerson. Random House

5. Blackout. Candace Owens. Threshold

6. Didn’t See That Coming. Rachel Hollis. Dey Street

7. Killing Crazy Horse. O’Reilly/Dugard. Holt

8. Follow the Money. Dan Bongino. Post Hill

9. Rage. Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster

10. Is This Anything? Jerry Seinfeld. Simon & Schuster


1. Spy. Danielle Steel. Dell

2. The Gift of Love. Debbie Macomber. Mira

3. Criss Cross. James Patterson. Grand Central

4. The Last Widow. Karin Slaughter. Morrow

5. Final Option. Cussler/Morrison. Putnam

6. Christmas Kisses with My Cowboy. Palmer/Adair/Pearce. Zebra

7. Cold Case Pursuit. Dana Mentink. Love Inspired Suspense

8. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry. Mary Higgins Clark. Pocket

9. A Knife in the Heart. William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

10. Twisted Twenty-Six. Janet Evanovich. Putnam


1. Walk the Wire. David Baldacci. Grand Central

2. Hunger of the Pine. Teal Swan. Watkins

3. The 19th Christmas. Patterson/Paetro. Grand Central

4. Dandelion. Gabbie Hanna. Atria

5. The Institute. Stephen King. Gallery

6. Comfort & Joy. Kristin Hannah. Ballantine

7. Cilka’s Journey. Heather Morris. Griffin

8. My Hero Academic, Vol. 25. Kohei Horikoshi. Viz

9. The Chain. Adrian McKinty. Mulholland

10. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook. Jeffrey Eisner. Voracious