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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 24, 2021
In this installment of the High Republic series, a disaster in hyperspace may cause far greater damage.
Neighbors by Danielle Steel
A Hollywood recluse’s perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.
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.
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
A recently arrived dog walker in a Southern gated community falls for a mysterious widower.
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
Outlawed by Anna North
Ada, who apprentices midwifery under her mother, must decide whether to aid a band of outlaws who want to create a safe haven for outcast women.
The Return by Nicholas Sparks
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr
When an older slave begins preaching on a Southern plantation, the love between two slaves, Isaiah and Samuel, is seen in a different light.
A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
What might have happened during the 11 days in which a rising mystery author went missing in 1926.
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
The Push by Ashley Audrain
A devastating event forces a mother who questions her child’s behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
The only Black person at a tech startup determines to get other young people of color into America’s sales force.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersJanuary 24, 2021
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
Breath by James Nestor
A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
In a collection of essays, the poet celebrates various aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants.
An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
The Answer is ... by Alex Trebek
A memoir by the host of the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” from 1984 to 2020.
Wintering by Katherine May
Personal reflections on the potential benefits of embracing and living through painful times of isolation.
Bag Man by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz
The MSNBC host gives an account of the 1973 investigation of then Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and its impact on politics and the media.
The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.