Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 23rd.


1. “The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 13)” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

2. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

3. “Fire & Blood” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

4. “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

5. “Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix)

6. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-the Original Screenplay” by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine)

7. “Target: Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

8. “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom (Harper)

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

10. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers)


1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)

2. “Homebody” by Joanna Gaines (Harper Design)

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

4. “The Point of It All” by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum)

5. “Magnolia Table” by Joanna Gaines (William Morrow)

6. “Whose Boat is This Boat?” by Staff of The Late Show (Simon & Schuster)

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

8. “Killing the SS” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)

9. “Guinness World Records 2019” (Guinness World Records)

10. “Cook Like a Pro” by Ina Garten (Clarkson N Potter Publishers)


1. “Safe and Sound” by Fern Michaels (Zebra)

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

3. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

4. “Past Tense (Jack Reacher 23)” by Lee Child (Transworld Digital)

5. “One Day in December” by Josie Silver (Broadway Books)

6. “Target: Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

7. “Long Road to Mercy” by David Baldaaci (Grand Central Publishing)

8. “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty (Flatiron Books)

9. “Triple” by Ken Follett (Penguin)

10. “Of Blood and Bone” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press)


1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)

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

3. “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason Fagone (Dey Street Books)

4. “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins (Lioncrest Publishing)

5. “What Every Body Is Saying” by Joe Navarro With Marvin Karlins (William Morrow)

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

7. “The Minimalist Home” by Joshua Becker (Waterbrook)

8. “Mini Habits for Weight Loss” by Stephen Guise (Stephen Guise)

9. “Welcome to Marwencol” by Mark E. Hogencamp, Chris Shellen (Princeton Architectural)

10. “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy…” by Barbara Leaming (Thomas Dunne Books)

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.

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