An End to the Killing Spree

Killing England by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard is the #2 book in the country. It’s the first book in the popular series to publish after O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox, and first-week sales lag far behind those for earlier titles.

First-Week Print Unit Sales for O’Reilly and Dugard’s Killing Series

2011 Killing Lincoln 61,836
2012 Killing Kennedy 117,168
2013 Killing Jesus 129,989
2014 Killing Patton 163,208
2015 Killing Reagan 111,880
2016 Killing the Rising Sun 144,657
2017 Killing England 64,723

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Method Man

The TB12 Method, a fitness title by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, is the #3 book in the country. Though the book may appeal to anyone who wants, in the words of the subtitle, “to achieve a lifetime of sustained peak performance,” Brady clearly had the home-field advantage here. Out of 45K print units sold, 11K were sold in the Boston area.

New & Notable

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

#7 Hardcover Nonfiction

Our review of the Atlanta hip-hop artist’s book praised the author for being “unflinching in his recounting of his life’s lowest moments,” calling his story “riveting, filled with music-world intrigue and inner-city shoot-outs and buoyed by a self-awareness not marred by ego.”

The Ninth Hour

Alice McDermott

#20 Hardcover Fiction

The National Book Award–winning author’s first novel since 2013’s Someone is “an immense, brilliant novel about the limits of faith, the power of sacrifice, and the cost of forgiveness,” our starred review said.

Down to Business

A trio of titles debuting in Hardcover Nonfiction offer different takes on personal success.

#6 Principles by Ray Dalio, the founder of $150 billion investment firm Bridgewater Associates

#12 High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard, a motivational speaker with more than 5 million Facebook followers

#22 Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau, an entrepreneur and author of The $100 Startup, which has sold 123K print copies

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 What Happened Hillary Rodham Clinton Simon & Schuster 93,291
2 Killing England O’Reilly/Dugard Holt 64,723
3 The TB12 Method Tom Brady Simon & Schuster 45,111
4 To Be Where You Are Jan Karon Putnam 30,100
5 Braving the Wilderness Brené Brown Random House 28,080
6 Haunted Patterson/Born Little, Brown 27,961
7 A Column of Fire Ken Follett Viking 27,083
8 It (movie tie-in) Stephen King Scribner 26,024
9 The Paradigm Jonathan Cahn Frontline 24,529
10 The Cuban Affair Nelson DeMille Simon & Schuster 23,714

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.