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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 SellersJanuary 26, 2020
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
A 12-year-old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family.
Moral Compass by Danielle Steel
Shortly after Saint Ambrose Prep goes co-ed, a student is attacked and the community falls apart.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.
The Guardians by John Grisham
Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Mickey risks her job with the Philadelphia police force by going after a murderer and searching for her missing sister.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
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 Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.
Treason by Stuart Woods
The 52nd book in the Stone Barrington series. Stone is asked to expose a double agent in the State Department.
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.
Criss Cross by James Patterson
The 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed.
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
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.
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.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersJanuary 26, 2020
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.
Me by Elton John
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.
Boys & Sex by Peggy Orenstein
How young men comprehend cultural forces and navigate sexual and emotional relationships.
Range by David Epstein
An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
The Body by Bill Bryson
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
Successful Aging by Daniel J Levitin
A neuroscientist suggests using resilience strategies as we grow older.
The "Fox & Friends” host gives an account of the battle against the Mexican Army in 1836.
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.
Why We Can't Sleep by Ada Calhoun
The cultural and political contexts of the crises that Generation X women face.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
Blowout by Rachel Maddow
The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.