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Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 29.


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

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

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

4. “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore and Christian Birmingham (Running Press)

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

6. “The Hive Queen” by Tui T. Sutherland (Scholastic)

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

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

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

10. “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. “Cravings: Hunger For More” by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman (Clarkson Potter)

9. “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat (Simon & Schuster)

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


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

2. “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman (Ecco)

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

4. “Yours After Dark” by Marie force (HTJB, Inc)

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

6. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)

7. “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn (William Morrow)

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

9. “The Last Anniversary” by Liane Moriarty (Flatiron Books)

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


1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)

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

3. “Grant” by Ron Chernow (Penguin)

4. “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed)

5. “Tools of Titans” by Timothy Ferriss (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

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

8. “The Spy and the Traitor” by Ben Macintyre (Crown Publishing)

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

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

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)