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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 4, 2020
In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series. A decades-old cold case might be connected to a serial killer; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
When America’s power grid is shut down, Mitch Rapp goes after a cyber terrorist.
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Kira Navárez might be the only one who can save the Earth and its colonies from being destroyed.
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.
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
The Harbinger Ii by Jonathan Cahn
Nouriel, Ana Goren and a figure known as "the prophet" return as revelations are unlocked.
Shadows in Death by JD Robb
The 51st book of the In Death series. A hitman with possible connections to Eve Dallas’s husband is seen near the scene of a crime.
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Another world is revealed as a man called the Other asks Piranesi for help with research into a Great and Secret Knowledge.
One by One by Ruth Ware
An avalanche tests the bonds of coworkers from a London-based tech startup on a corporate retreat in the French Alps.
All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
The 16th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. When his billionaire godfather is attacked, Gamache uncovers secrets hidden throughout Paris.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
A Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience looks to the hard sciences and her childhood faith to potentially help her grieving Ghanaian immigrant family.
Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
In 1940s Japan, an 8-year-old child of a married Japanese aristocrat and her African-American lover searches for her place in the world.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersOctober 4, 2020
Rage by Bob Woodward
Based on 17 on-the-record interviews with President Trump and other reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist details the president’s perspective on multiple crises.
Blackout by Candace Owens
The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.
Disloyal by Michael Cohen
An account of President Trump’s business empire, political campaign and presidential administration by his former personal attorney.
Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The ninth book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
Compromised by Peter Strzok
The former F.B.I. deputy assistant director of counterintelligence chronicles the investigation into Russia’s election interference and key moments from his career.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
Live Free or Die by Sean Hannity
The Fox News host offers his assessment on what is at stake in the 2020 election.
Speaking for Myself by Sarah Huckabee Sanders
The former White House press secretary shares her perspective on her time working with President Trump.
Essays by the former first daughter and granddaughter celebrating the lives of her grandparents.
The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
The former director of special events at Vogue describes parting ways with the First Lady after being made the scapegoat for inauguration finance irregularities.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer creates a portrait of Representative John Lewis, the late civil rights leader and congressman for Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District.
Eat a Peach by David Chang and Gabe Ulla
A memoir by the chef and founder of Momofuku and the star of the Netflix series “Ugly Delicious.”