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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 SellersJuly 12, 2020
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.
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
A relationship that started in 1993 between Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud comes to light while she is on her deathbed and his wife runs for president.
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
Camino Winds by John Grisham
The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.
The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former N.Y.P.D. cop, investigates a mass murder near a lake in Georgia.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
If It Bleeds by Stephen King
Four novellas: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” “The Life of Chuck,” “Rat” and “If It Bleeds.”
Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
The third book in the Jack McEvoy series. A reporter tracks a killer who uses genetic data to pick his victims.
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
Claire Cook escapes from living with her quick-tempered husband and assumes another woman’s identity.
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
In 1969, secrets in a South Brooklyn neighborhood are uncovered when a church deacon known as Sportcoat shoots a drug dealer in public.
Hideaway by Nora Roberts
A child star escapes her abductors, gathers herself in western Ireland and returns to Hollywood.
Daddy's Girls by Danielle Steel
After a California rancher‘s sudden death, his three daughters discover things they did not know about their father.
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Daphne Berg’s former best friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her wedding in Cape Cod.
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
A woman determines to solve a mystery involving a handwritten note and a seemingly nonexistent dead body in the woods.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersJuly 12, 2020
The former national security advisor gives his account of the 17 months he spent working for President Trump.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author's teenage son.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.
Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss
The Fox News Sunday anchor gives an account of the key people involved in and events leading up to America’s attack on Hiroshima in 1945.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
A Black woman who was given a white man's name by her parents shares her journey to finding her own worth and what stands in the way of racial justice.
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
A critique of how today's mainstream feminism overlooks basic needs such as access to food, education, living wages and medical care.
Breath by James Nestor
A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
The former speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate states why he thinks President Trump should be re-elected.
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
Blitz by David Horowitz
The author of “Big Agenda” explains why he thinks President Trump will be re-elected.
United States of Socialism by Dinesh D'Souza
The conservative commentator makes his case that identity politics are woven into what he considers socialism in America.