He Keeps Going and Going and Going...

The #1 book in the country is A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver–backed parody book featuring a gay rabbit who happens to be the pet of the vice president. The book had a rocky start when it published in late March, with many booksellers across the country frustrated that the title was originally available only through Amazon. (It was back-ordered on Amazon, as well.) Publisher Chronicle has since stocked its distribution channels, as evidenced by the huge surge in sales in the past few weeks.

(As for the book it parodies, Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President by Charlotte Pence, daughter of v-p Mike Pence—it’s sold just over 26,000 print copies to date.)

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

Serial Winners

New additions to two popular series top our Children’s Fiction list. At the summit is Rick Riordan’s The Burning Maze, which continues the adventures of Greek god Apollo, who has been ejected from Mount Olympus by Zeus and now lives as a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. One spot below, Sarah J. Mass’s A Court of Frost and Starlight picks up a few months after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin.

You’ll Want to Find That Shaker of Salt

Jimmy Buffett contributes the forward to Margaritaville: The Cookbook, by Margaritaville concept chef Carlo Sernaglia and prolific cookbook writer Julia Turshen. The laid-back cookbook cruised to #11 on our Hardcover Nonfiction list, and our review praised the book’s seafood recipes. Parrotheads can rest assured that there is indeed a recipe here for the Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Less Is More

Andrew Sean Greer’s Less won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in April and appears on our Hardcover Fiction list for the first time. It sold just shy of 4,500 copies last week, its best sales week since its July 2017 release and its third straight week of sales gains.

New & Notable

Adjustment Day

Chuck Palahniuk

#5 Hardcover Frontlist Fiction

Palahniuk returns to Norton (publisher of Fight Club) for his latest apocalyptic romp, which is set in a near future where the U.S. has splintered into demographically-aligned states. Our review calls the premise “over-the-top” and the story “thin.”

Don’t Stop Believin’

Jonathan Cain

#19 Hardcover Frontlist Nonfiction

Cain, keyboardist for the rock band Journey, shares stories from the road, his childhood, and the studio in what our review says is an “electric, revealing” memoir.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Twiss/Keller Chronicle 191,603
2 Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines Morrow 90,076
3 The Burning Maze (The Trials Of Apollo #3) Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion 52,834
4 A Court of Frost and Starlight Sarah J. Maas Bloomsbury 51,050
5 The 17th Suspect Patterson/Paetro Little, Brown 39,608
6 A Higher Loyalty James B. Comey Flatiron 39,302
7 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss Random House 28,994
8 The Fallen David Baldacci Grand Central 24,402
9 The Midnight Line Lee Child Dell 24,100
10 Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance Harper 16,762

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.