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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 SellersJanuary 19, 2020
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 Guardians by John Grisham
Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.
Criss Cross by James Patterson
The 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed.
The Institute by Stephen King
Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
When Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s kidnapping from 30 years ago, she winds up tracking a potential serial killer.
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
In a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” new relationships, including a second marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Zachary Ezra Rawlins fights to save a labyrinthine underground repository of stories.
Twisted Twenty-six by Janet Evanovich
The 26th book in the Stephanie Plum series. A New Jersey gangster’s associates go after a bounty hunter’s widowed grandmother.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersJanuary 19, 2020
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Me by Elton John
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
The Body by Bill Bryson
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.
The "Fox & Friends” host gives an account of the battle against the Mexican Army in 1836.
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
An argument for unplugging from technology in order to potentially focus attention on important matters.
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom
Lessons learned by the Alboms when they bring a Haitian orphan with a life-threatening illness into their family.
The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Profiles of women from around the world who have blazed trails and challenged the status quo.
A Warning by Anonymous
A senior official in the Trump administration offers an assessment of the president and makes a moral appeal.
The Yellow House by Sarah M Broom
Identity and inequality are explored in the history of a family and home in New Orleans both before and after Hurricane Katrina.
Blowout by Rachel Maddow
The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.