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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 16, 2018
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
While on suspension, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is made an executor of a stranger’s will and tries to keep a deadly narcotic off Montreal’s streets.
Fire and Blood by George RR Martin
Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
The Reckoning by John Grisham
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.
Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson
Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
Past Tense by Lee Child
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.
Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
Atlee Pine, an F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.
Look Alive Twenty-five by Janet Evanovich
The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
Elevation by Stephen King
A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
President Jack Ryan must contain the fallout of a flu epidemic, an undermining senator and two hijacked Russian nuclear missiles.
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel
Winona Farmington leaves behind the disappointments in her Michigan hometown to visit the English town where her favorite television show is filmed.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersDecember 16, 2018
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Killing the Ss by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
Shade by Pete Souza
Pictures of former President Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
The story of the New York band who achieved hip hop stardom.
Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson
The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
Fear by Bob Woodward
Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
Trump's Enemies by Corey R Lewandowski and David N Bossie
The authors of “Let Trump Be Trump” give their perspectives on the president’s foes.
Hindsight by Justin Timberlake
A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant
The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used.
A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.