Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 4.


1. “The 18th Abduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little Brown)

2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

3. “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)

4. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers)

5. “Redemption” by David Baldacci (Grand Central)

6. “Neon Prey” by John Sandord (Putnam)

7. “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix)

8. “What Do You Do With a Chance by Kobi Yamada (Compendium)

9. “Collusion” by Newt Gingrich (Broadside)

10. “Spy School British Invasion” by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)


1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)

2. “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis (HarperCollins Leadership)

3. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)

4. “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates (Flatiron)

5. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson)

6. “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life” by David Brooks (Random House)

7. “KetoFast” by Joseph Mercola (Hay House)

8. “Backstage Pass” by Paul Stanley (Harper One)

9. “Trillion Dollar Coach” by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rodenberg and Alan Eagle (Harper Business)

10. ” The Path Made Clear” by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron)


1. “The 18th Abduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Hachette)

2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

3. “The Slow Burn” by Kristen Ashley (Kristen Ashley)

4. “Redemption” by David Baldacci (Hachette)

5. “Neon Prey” by John Sandford (Putnam)

6. “Entangled” by J.S. Scott (Montlake Romance)

7. “Unfinished Business” by Nora Roberts (Silhoutte)

8. “The Mister” by E.L. James (Vintage)

9. “Two Kinds of Truth” by Michael Connelly (Little Brown)

10. “The View From Alameda Island” by Robyn Carr (Mira)


1. “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover (Random House)

2. “The Mueller Report” by The Washington Post (Scribner)

3. “The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 PResidential Election” by Robert S. Meuller III (Melville House)

4. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)

5. “The Mueller Report: THe Comprehensive Findings of The Special Counsel” by Robert S. Mueller III (Brown)

6. “Mind to Matter” by Dawson Church (Hay House)

7. “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” by Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

8. “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou (Knopf)

9. “Yes Please” by Amy Poeller (Dey Street)

10. “THe History Book” by DK (DK)

NPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 percent of the nation’s book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all print and e-book formats; audio books are excluded. Refer questions to Michael.Boone(at)wsj.com.