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New York Times Best Sellers

The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. It is updated every Sunday. Below are best seller lists for hardcover fiction and non-fiction. For more lists, visit The New York Times's Best Sellers page.

Hardcover Fiction

New York Times Fiction Best SellersNovember 29, 2020
The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly
The sixth book in the Mickey Haller series. Haller defends himself when police find the body of a former client in his car’s trunk.
A debut collection of poems by the Grammy Award-nominated musician.
A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
The Return by Nicholas Sparks
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child
Jack Reacher intervenes on an ambush in Tennessee and uncovers a conspiracy.
Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich
The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie deals with a soldier of fortune from Little Havana.
Marauder by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
The 15th book in the Oregon Files series. A billionaire's dying wish bestows a paralyzing chemical to a terrorist group.
Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Cecily Trehearne goes missing from a Greek island hotel that is run by a former publisher after reading the mystery “Atticus Pünd Takes the Case.”
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
After surviving a plane crash, a death doula travels to Egypt to reconnect with an old flame who is an archaeologist.
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
The Searcher by Tana French
After a divorce, a former Chicago police officer resettles in an Irish village where a boy goes missing.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersNovember 29, 2020
Humans by Brandon Stanton
Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of “Humans of New York.”
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.
First Principles by Thomas E Ricks
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explains the influence of the ancient Greeks and Romans on the thinking of America’s founding fathers.
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
The Answer is ... by Alex Trebek
A memoir by the host of the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” from 1984 to 2020.
Pappyland by Wright Thompson
How Julian Van Winkle III worked to preserve the legacy of his family’s brand of Kentucky bourbon.
The Best of Me by David Sedaris
A collection of the humorist’s essays including “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar Car.”
Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The ninth book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.
Blackout by Candace Owens
The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever by John “Chick” Donohue and JT Molloy
In 1967, a former Marine agrees to sneak into Vietnam to deliver brews to friends still serving.
One Life by Megan Rapinoe with Emma Brockes
The life and career of the Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld
The comedian shares material he collected in an accordion folder over the last 45 years.