Josh Malerman’s Bird Box, powered by a Netflix adaptation gone viral, has finally knocked Michelle Obama’s Becoming from the top of the Apple Books list, to #2. A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife is #3, and Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens, gets a good start to 2019, placing at #4. At #5 is Tara Westover’s Educated, getting a bump thanks to a number of nods on end-of-year lists of best books, including PW‘s own.

Apple Books US Bestseller List – 01/06/19 – Paid Books

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher

1. Bird Box by Josh Malerman – 9780062259677 – (Ecco)
2. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown)
3. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison – 9781101608067 – (Penguin Publishing Group)
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)
5. Educated by Tara Westover – 9780399590511 – (Random House Publishing Group)
6. A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods – 9780735219274 – (Penguin Publishing Group)
7. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins – 9781544512266 – (Lioncrest Publishing)
8. The Reckoning by John Grisham – 9780385544160 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
9. Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston Lincoln Child – 9781538747186 – (Grand Central Publishing)
10. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – 9781400201662 – (Thomas Nelson)
11. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – 9781250069849 – (Flatiron Books)
12. One Day in December by Josie Silver – 9780525574705 – (CrownArchetype)
13. I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) by Brené Brown – 9781440622229 – (Penguin Publishing Group)
14. Captive Star by Nora Roberts – 9781488037870 – (Silhouette)
15. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson – 9780062457738 – (Harper)
16. Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner – 9781451617832 – (Atria Books)
17. Tom Clancy: Under Fire by Grant Blackwood – 9780698404861 – (Penguin Publishing Group)
18. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson – 9780062267542 – (William Morrow)
19. The Haunting of Hill House by Laura Miller Shirley Jackson – 9781101530641 – (Penguin Publishing Group)
20. Wicked Knight by Sawyer Bennett – No ISBN Available – (Big Dog Books, LLC)