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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 SellersAugust 25, 2019
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox
A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.
One Good Deed by David Baldacci
A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.
Outfox by Sandra Brown
F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike get more than they bargained for when they investigate the abduction of a bank teller.
The New Girl by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped.
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface.
Chances Are ... by Richard Russo
Three men in their 60s who met in college reunite on Martha’s Vineyard, where mysterious events occurred in 1971.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene.
Evvie Drake Starts over by Linda Holmes
In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.
Under Currents by Nora Roberts
Echoes of a violent childhood reverberate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of family in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
Avery Greer must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover her friend’s real killer.
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersAugust 25, 2019
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author’s personal history.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.
The Pioneers by David McCullough
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.
Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
Justice on Trial by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Source of Self-regard by Toni Morrison
A collection of essays and speeches written over four decades, including a eulogy for James Baldwin and the author's Nobel lecture.
The Mosquito by Timothy C Winegard
Ways in which this insect has affected economies, wars, civilizations and more.
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.
The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott
Prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt and investigator Franklin Dodge’s takedown of bootlegger George Remus during Prohibition.
Range by David Epstein
An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
The Second Mountain by David Brooks
A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.