The New York Times List of Best Sellers for the week ending July 21, 2019:











1. Where The Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

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

2. Summer of ’69

Elin Hilderbrand

The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface.

3. Evvie Drake Starts Over

Linda Holmes

In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.

4. Backlash – A Thriller

Brad Thor

Cut off from any support, Scot Harvath fights to get his revenge.

5. 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.

6. Lost and Found

Danielle Steel

A photographer embarks on a road trip to reconnect with three men she might have married.

7. Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner

The story of two sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman, and their life experiences as the world around them changes drastically from the 1950s.

8. Unsolved

James Patterson; David Ellis

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

9. Lock Every Door

Riley Sager

An apartment sitter uncovers secrets as she tries to expose a killer in an upscale Manhattan building.

10. On Earth We Are Briefly Beautiful

Ocean Vuong

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

11. Tom Clancy Enemy Contact

Mike Maden

Jack Ryan Jr.’s latest adventures take him on a mission to stop an international criminal conspiracy and deal with tragic news.

12. Whisper Network

Chandler Baker

Three close co-workers file a sexual harassment lawsuit against a top C.E.O. candidate at an athletic apparel brand in Dallas.

13. Girls Like Us

Cristina Alger

F.B.I. Agent Nell Flynn returns to Long Island and suspects her recently deceased father might have killed two young women.

14. The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

15. Surfside Sisters

Nancy Thayer

When things go sour in New York City, a novelist returns to Nantucket, where she must face past mistakes.



1. Educated 

Tara Westover

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

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. Unfreedom of the Press

Mark Levin

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

4. 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.

5. Songs of America

Jon Meacham; Tim McGraw

Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw explore how America was shaped by music.

6. 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.

7. The British are Coming 

Rick Atkinson

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

8. The Sixth Man

Andre Iguodala

A memoir by the professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors and 2012 NBA All-Star.

9. The Man Who Sold America

Joy-Ann Reid

The MSNBC host gives her analysis of Donald Trump’s presidency.

10. 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.

11. The Second Mountain 

David Brooks

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

12. Shortest Way Home

Pete Buttigieg

A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.

13. Alone at Dawn 

Dan Schilling; Lori Longfritz

An account of the actions taken by Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman in Afghanistan that earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor.

14. 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.

15. American Predator 

Maureen Callahan

How the F.B.I. caught Israel Keyes, a serial killer who, for 14 years, attacked victims across the country and returned to his quiet life in Alaska.