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The Bestselling Books of the Week, According to All the Lists

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Beatrice lives a perfectly agreeable life in the small English township of Swampshire, but she harbors a dark secret: She is obsessed with the true crime cases she reads about in the newspaper. If the ton found out, she and her family would be banished from respectable society forever. But when murder strikes the autumnal ball, it becomes clear the guests are trapped with a killer. Contending with Swampshire’s infamous squelch holes and a disgraced yet alluring detective, Beatrice must rise above decorum and decency to pursue justice and her own desires—before anyone else is succumbs to foul play.

What’s everyone reading this summer? Well, that depends who you ask. Every bestseller list uses its own secret set of data points and criteria, and they can vary wildly. That’s why we put together this list every week that blends all those bestseller lists together to see which titles rise to the top.

Our only brand new release to make the list this week is Ann Patchett’s newest novel, Tom Lake. Ann Patchett is a beloved, award-winning author, and Tom Lake is a Reese’s Book Club Pick, so it’s no surprise it’s doing well!

This combined bestseller list continues to have a lack of diversity on many levels, including being disproportionately by white authors. Some other bestsellers you should know about are The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (Amazon Bestseller), Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead (Indie Bestseller), and Yellowface by R. F. Kuang (Indie Bestseller).

To get the results listed below, we look at the USA Today overall top 10; Publishers Weekly overall top 10; the New York Times top 10, both Combined Print & E-Book Fiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction lists; Amazon Charts top 10, both Fiction and Nonfiction; and Indie Bestsellers top 10, Fiction and Nonfiction, both Paperback and Hardcover. New additions to the list this week are bolded.

Books On All Five Bestseller Lists:

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (Publishers Weekly #1, USA Today #1, NYT #2, Amazon #1, Indie Bestsellers #2)

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Publishers Weekly #3, USA Today #3, NYT #1, Amazon #1, Indie Bestsellers #1)

Books On Four Bestseller Lists:

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Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Publishers Weekly #2, USA Today #2, NYT #1, Indie Bestsellers #1)

Too Late: Definitive Edition by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #4, USA Today #4, NYT #4, Indie Bestsellers #6)

Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s by B. Dylan Hollis (Publishers Weekly #10, USA Today #10, Amazon #7, Indie Bestsellers #8)

Books On Three Bestseller Lists:

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (NYT #2, Amazon #5, Indie Bestsellers #2)

The Wager by David Grann (NYT #4, Amazon #4, Indie Bestsellers #1)

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford (NYT #3, Amazon #3, Indie Bestsellers #5)

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The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese (NYT #7, Amazon #2, Indie Bestsellers #5)

Atomic Habits by James Clear (Publishers Weekly #7, Amazon #2, Indie Bestsellers #6)

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (NYT #6, Amazon #6, Indie Bestsellers #4)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #6, NYT #5, Indie Bestsellers #5)

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (NYT #5, Amazon #9, Indie Bestsellers #5)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Publishers Weekly #9, USA Today #8, Indie Bestsellers #4)

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #8, NYT #9, Indie Bestsellers #9)

Go beyond the bestseller lists with made-for-you book recommendations from TBR, our book recommendation service!

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