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

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A teen girl looking for the truth about her missing mother forms a reluctant alliance with her former best exchange for hiding him from his cult-leading family. Wil Greene’s mom has been missing for over a year, and the police are ready to call the case closed. But she knows her mom wouldn’t just leave…and she knows the family of her former best friend, Elwood Clarke, has something to do with it. Something inhuman is growing inside of Elwood. Everywhere he goes, the plants come alive and the forest calls to him, and Wil isn’t sure if she can save the boy she can’t help but love.

We’re starting to gear up for fall, the biggest publishing season of the year. Traditionally, this is when the most exciting, big name new books come out — and a lot of them. Hopefully, that means that the bestseller lists will be shaken up, and we’ll see some new titles get some buzz around them. In the meantime, though, this list is mostly the same as last week’s, though the movie adaptation of Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston has returned it to the bestseller lists.

To get these numbers, 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.

This 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 (Publishers Weekly #10) and Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner (NYT #8).

Books On All Five Bestseller Lists:

cover image for Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

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

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (Publishers Weekly #1, USA Today #1, NYT #2, Amazon #2, Indie Bestsellers #4)

Books On Four Bestseller Lists:

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

Atomic Habits by James Clear (Publishers Weekly #5, USA Today #10, Amazon #1, Indie Bestsellers #6)

Books On Three Bestseller Lists:

the movie cover of Red, White & Royal Blue

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (NYT #1, Amazon #3, Indie Bestsellers #2)

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (NYT #2, Amazon #6, Indie Bestsellers #1)

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford (NYT #3, Amazon #2, Indie Bestsellers #4)

Too Late: Definitive Edition by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #3, USA Today #6, NYT #4)

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (NYT #3, Amazon #7, Indie Bestsellers #6)

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (NYT #6, Amazon #8, Indie Bestsellers #3)

cover of I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette Mccurdy; photo of author in a pink dress holding a pink urn

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (NYT #7, Amazon #4, Indie Bestsellers #6)

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (NYT #4, Amazon #7, Indie Bestsellers #6)

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden (Publishers Weekly #9, NYT #6, Amazon #3)

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace (Publishers Weekly #6, USA Today #5, NYT #9)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #7, NYT #8, Indie Bestsellers #5)

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