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This week's bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

This week's bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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"A Promised Land," by Barack Obama.

"A Promised Land," by Barack Obama. (Penguin Random House/TNS)

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Jan. 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.)


1. "Neighbors" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) Last week: 2

2. "The Scorpion’s Tail" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central) Last week: —

3: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) Last week: 3

4. "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig (Viking) Last week: 15

5. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) Last week: 4

6. "Star Wars: The High Republic (Light of the Jedi) by Charles Soule (Del Rey) Last week: 1

7. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) Last week: 5

8. "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman (Atria) Last week: 7

9. "Deadly Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown) Last week: 8

10. "The Invisible Life of Addie Larue" by V.E. Schwab (Tor) Last week: 19


1. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) Last week: 1

2. "Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age" by Sanjay Gupta (Simon & Schuster) Last week: 2

3. “Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown) Last week: 4

4. "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle (Dial) Last week: 5

5. "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House) Last week: 7

6. "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life" by George Saunders (Random House) Last week: —

7. "Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again" by Lysa TerKeurst (Nelson) Last week: 6

8. "Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering" by Joanna Gaines (Morrow) Last week: 8

9. "Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century" by Jeff Lawson (Harper Business) Last week: —

10. "Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day" by Jay Shetty (Simon & Schuster) Last week: 11



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