Red Scare

The #1 book in the country is The Russia Hoax by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett. President Trump had kind words for the book in an August 1 tweet: “Congratulations to @GreggJarrett on The TREMENDOUS success of his just out book, ‘The Russia Hoax, The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton & Frame Donald Trump.’ Already number one on Amazon. Hard work from a brilliant guy. It’s the Real Story of the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

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

Also new this week, The Briefing by Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary and communications director, lands at #7 in hardcover nonfiction. The president tweeted a ringing endorsement on June 30: “A friend of mine and a man who has truly seen politics and life as few others ever will, Sean Spicer, has written a great new book, ‘The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President.’ It is a story told with both heart and knowledge. Really good, go get it!”

Movie Watch

Crazy Rich Asians, adapted from Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel, opens in theaters August 15. The tie-in edition pubbed July 17 and debuts on our trade paper list at #13, and the conventional edition is the #6 book in the country, with print unit sales up 21% compared to the week before. The final book in Kwan’s trilogy, Rich People Problems, which pubbed in May in trade paper, returns to that list at #19, up eight positions from the week before.

Another tie-in, to the Netflix movie adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, pubbed July 10 and lands at #24 in children frontlist fiction. The 2014 novel has sold 255K copies in hardcover and conventional trade paperback.

Eerie Similarity

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh, #14 in hardcover fiction, is a “bittersweet debut,” our review said, that “tackles the perils of modern dating.” It arrives with a blurb from Liane Moriarty—”I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want it to end”—and a jacket reminiscent of a Moriarty cover.

New & Notable

Thrawn: Alliances
Timothy Zahn
#2 Hardcover Fiction
Those who know the Star Wars franchise from the movies alone may be unfamiliar with Thrawn, first introduced in Zahn’s 1991 novel Heir to the Empire. If online chatter is to be believed, the popular character could figure into the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

Balanced and Beautiful
Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn
#16 Hardcover Nonfiction
Scott and Dawn, whose online fitness community has 1.4 million Instagram followers, are also the authors of Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous, which was released as a trade paper original in 2015 and has sold 35K print copies.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 The Russia Hoax Gregg Jarrett Broadside 72,730
2 Liars, Leakers, and Liberals Jeanine Pirro Center Street 36,082
3 Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis Thomas Nelson 25,493
4 Origin Dan Brown Books 24,251
5 The President Is Missing Clinton/Patterson Little, Brown/Knopf 21,363
6 Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan Anchor 20,182
7 Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines Morrow 16,578
8 You Are a Badass Jen Sincero Running Press 15,689
9 The Rooster Bar John Grisham Dell 15,463
10 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman Penguin Books 14,929

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.