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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 SellersDecember 8, 2019
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.
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.
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.
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
President Jack Ryan learns of a plot against America when he tries to help an old friend who has been arrested in Indonesia.
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.
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard return to take up a case that held the attention of Bosch’s mentor.
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.
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 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 Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Zachary Ezra Rawlins fights to save a labyrinthine underground repository of stories.
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.
The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
In the 19th installment of the Women's Murder Club series, detective Lindsay Boxer and company take on a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman."

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersDecember 8, 2019
A Warning by Anonymous
A senior official in the Trump administration offers an assessment of the president and makes a moral appeal.
Triggered by Donald Trump Jr
Forays into politics and views on liberals from the executive vice president of the Trump Organization.
Me by Elton John
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
The "Fox & Friends” host gives an account of the battle against the Mexican Army in 1836.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom
Lessons learned by the Alboms when they bring a Haitian orphan with a life-threatening illness into their family.
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
The Body by Bill Bryson
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
With All Due Respect by Nikki R Haley
A memoir by the former United States ambassador to the United Nations and governor of South Carolina.
Blowout by Rachel Maddow
The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.
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.
The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe
The television personality relays stories from his podcast and personal anecdotes.
A narrative is depicted from the perspective of Representative Devin Nunes.
A memoir by the musician written before his death, with photos and other memorabilia showing his evolution.