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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 SellersOctober 20, 2019
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 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.
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
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.
Bloody Genius by John Sandford
The 12th book in the Virgil Flowers series. A fight between university departments turns deadly.
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.
Mexican cartels, ISIS and a possible pandemic bring Mitch Rapp back into action.
Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris
A 16-year-old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill.
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
A collection of short stories including two written with Stephen King: “Throttle” and “In the Tall Grass.”
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
After disappearing for six days, a boy emerges from the woods with a voice in his head that sends him on a mission.
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber
A visitor helps the McCullough family beyond expectation during the holiday season.
The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
The Oracle by Jonathan Cahn
A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
The long-lasting decisions young people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager’s family.
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.’s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book “Doctor Zhivago” behind the Iron Curtain.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersOctober 20, 2019
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.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.
Inside out by Demi Moore
The Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame.
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
How the hairstylist, comedian and "Queer Eye" star overcame ridicule and trauma.
Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government’s mass surveillance program.
Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis and Bing West
The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.
Face It by Debbie Harry
A memoir by the lead singer of Blondie and downtown New York City icon.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Where Do I Begin? by Elvis Duran
The syndicated morning radio host recalls the highlights and mortifying moments of his career.
Exonerated by Dan Bongino
The Fox News contributor and former Secret Service agent gives his take on the Mueller investigation.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama’s cabinet.