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

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Like last week, the bestseller lists don’t exactly agree with each other this week, with many titles appearing only on one or two of them. Since this list looks at the top ten titles on the five biggest bestseller lists and only tracks the books making it on three or more of them, this roundup is once again on the shorter side. We do have a couple of newcomers though, including a sexy summer read and a heist novel with the winningest of taglines: “It’s the season, for treason…”. I (Vanessa) am ashamed to admit that I have been referring to the latter, both mistakenly and earnestly, as “Five Broken Blakes” for weeks.

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.

Like we say week after week after week, this list lacks diversity on many levels, including being disproportionately by white authors. Some Indie Bestsellers you should know about are The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley, Real Americans by Rachel Khong, and Coming Home by Brittney Griner.

Books On All Five Bestseller Lists:

cover of Funny Story by Emily Henry

The Women by Kristin Hannah

Funny Story by Emily Henry

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War by Erik Larson

Books On Four Bestseller Lists:

This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune (Publishers Weekly, USA Today, NYT, Indie Bestsellers)

Books On Three Bestseller Lists:

Five Broken Blades by Mai Corland Book Cover

Five Broken Blades by Mai Corland (Publishers Weekly, USA Today, NYT, Indie Bestsellers)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (NYT, Amazon, Indie Bestsellers)

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidt (NYT, Amazon, Indie Bestsellers)

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