USA Today Bestseller List for October 13, 2022

By: Brandon Williams, October 16th, 2022 5:10 pm.

As virtually any reader knows, USA Today puts out a weekly list of the top 150 bestselling books in the United States. This is a look at the top 10 of the list for this week (ending on October 13th, 2022). For a full look at the list, please visit USA Today‘s Top 150 Weekly bestsellers list.

The list is as follows:

  1. Righteous Prey by John Sandford
  2. Confidence Man by Maggie Haberman
  3. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  4. Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan
  5. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  6. Lighter by Yung Pueblo
  7. Fairy Tale by Stephen King
  8. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  10. Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks

Fiction vs. Nonfiction

Fiction dominates the USA Today bestseller list. This week is no exception. However, Maggie Haberman’s Confidence Man book about Donald Trump had a strong showing in its debut on the list. A much different type of book is Lighter by Yung Pueblo, which is a self-help book, and came in at #6.


Righteous Prey (#1), Confidence Man (#2), Mad Honey (#4), Lighter (#6), and Our Missing Hearts (#8) all debuted this week.

Most Weeks Listed

Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing has been on the USA Today bestseller list for an astounding 214 weeks.

Oldest Book

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover was published in 2016. Colleen Hoover has had a surge in popularity due to the #BookTok crowd. Last week, her books took the #1, #2 and #3 spots.

What Dropped Off?

Books that were pushed off the top 10 include Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco, Live Wire by Kelly Ripa, The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik, I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, and I’m So Glad You Were Born by Ainsley Earhardt.

What Does Next Week Hold?

Next week, books with a lot of buzz that may appear on the list include Liberation Day by George Saunders, Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver, Waxing On by Ralph Macchio, It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover, and The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham.

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