Cooks, Illustrated

Debuting at #1 on our Hardcover Nonfiction list, and at #5 overall, the cookbook Ready or Not! by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong follows up the married couple’s debut, Nom Nom Paleo, which has sold 149K print copies since its December 2013 release. Both books feature recipes, pantry-stocking tips, and numerous cartoon illustrations of the Tam-Fong family.

(See all of this week's bestselling books.)

Subtle Effect

The #8 book in the country is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. This is the first time that the title, which has been on our nonfiction list for months, has landed on our top-10 overall list. Manson first saw success as a blogger and as the self-published author of the dating book Models.

In a recent interview with PW, Manson recalled telling HarperOne, the publisher of Subtle Art: “I can guarantee a good 10,000–20,000 in sales. I know my little fan base is going to show up.” The book has sold 349K print copies to date.

Politics & Parody

Jeff Flake, the junior senator from Arizona, lands at #7 in Hardcover Nonfiction with Conscience of a Conservative. The title pays homage to the work and ideas of Barry Goldwater, an Arizona senator of an earlier era, who released a book of the same title in 1960. Flake has also found inspiration in pop culture, self-publishing (via CreateSpace) government spending reports titled Jurassic Pork and Wastebook: Porkémon Go.

New & Notable

Crime Scene
Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman
#9 Hardcover Fiction
The father-son team writes their third co-authored thriller, after 2014’s The Golem of Hollywood and 2015’s The Golem of Paris.

Mrs. Fletcher
Tom Perrotta
#10 Hardcover Fiction
In Perrotta’s first novel since 2011’s The Leftovers, a suburban divorcée and recent empty nester named Eve spirals into the world of internet porn.

What Made Maddy Run
Kate Fagan
#19 Hardcover Nonfiction
Our review called this book, which delves into the suicide of a college track athlete, “well researched,” and its message “timely and important.”

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 The Whistler John Grisham Dell 23,681
2 Two by Two Nicholas Sparks Grand Central 21,922
3 The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware Scout 21,523
4 The Late Show Michael Connelly Little, Brown 20,249
5 Ready or Not! Tam/Fong Andrews McMeel 20,247
6 Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel 20,003
7 Wonder R.J. Palacio Knopf 19,052
8 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Mark Manson HarperOne 17,865
9 Echoes in Death J.D. Robb St. Martin’s 17,447
10 Camino Island John Grisham Doubleday 17,082

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.