The New York Times List of Best Sellers for the week ending June 23, 2019:











1. Where The Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

2. City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene.

3. Unsolved

James Patterson; David Ellis

A string of seemingly accidental and unrelated deaths confound F.B.I. agent Emmy Dockery.

4. Fall

Neal Stephenson

A dead multibillionaire’s brain is scanned and turned back on at a time when humans live as digital souls.

5. The Queen Bee of Sullivan’s Island

Dorothea Benton Frank

A beekeeper’s quiet life is unsettled by her demanding mother, outgoing sister and neighboring widower.

6. On Earth We Are Briefly Beautiful

Ocean Vuong

Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, revealing a family history.

7. The Guest Book

Sarah Blake

Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth

8. Redemption

David Baldacci

The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.

9. Skin Game

Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall

The third book in the Teddy Fay series. Teddy Fay scours Paris’s underworld to find a treasonous criminal.

10. Sunset Beach

Mary Kay Andrews

Drue Campbell inherits a run-down beach bungalow and takes a job at her estranged father’s personal injury attorney office.

11. Searching for Sylvie Lee

Jean Kwok

An immigrant Chinese family’s secrets emerge as Amy looks for her older sister, who vanished after flying to the Netherlands.

12. 18th Abduction

James Patterson; Maxine Paetro

The 18th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of three female teachers.

13. Ask Again, Yes

Mary Beth Keane

The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.

14. Mostly Dead Things

Kristen Arnett

After her father commits suicide, Jessa-Lynn Morton is forced to engage with her family’s eccentricities and taxidermy business.

15. The Friends We Keep

Jane Green

A 30th reunion between three college friends reveals shattered hopes and a dark secret.












1. Unfreedom of the Press

Mark Levin

The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

2. The Pioneers

David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters

3. Educated 

Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

4. Siege 

Michael Wolff

The author of “Fire and Fury” weaves a story of the second year of the Trump White House.

5. Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern

The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.

6. Becoming

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

7. Sea Stories

William R. McRaven

A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

8. The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates

An urgent call to courage and how women about themselves, their families, their work, and what’s possible in the world.

9. The British are Coming 

Rick Atkinson

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.

10. Naturally Tan 

Tan France

A coming-of-age memoir by the “Queer Eye” star, with behind-the-scenes stories of the reality TV show.

11. Range

David Epstein

An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.

12. The Conservative Sensibility

George F. Will

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist describes what he considers to be threats to conservatism.

13. Every Man A Hero 

Ray Lambert; Jim DeFelice

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.

14. The Second Mountain 

David Brooks

A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

15. A Woman of No Importance 

Sonia Purnell

The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.