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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 SellersApril 18, 2021
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
The Red Book by James Patterson and David Ellis
The second book in the Black Book thriller series. Chicago detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
An “Artificial Friend” named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
Win by Harlan Coben
Windsor Horne Lockwood III might rectify cold cases connected to his family that have eluded the F.B.I. for decades.
Life After Death by Sister Souljah
In a sequel to “The Coldest Winter Ever,” Winter Santiaga emerges after time served and seeks revenge.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
An aspiring historian in London finds a clue that might put to rest unsolved apothecary murders from 200 years ago.
Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
During the Civil War, sisters Georgeanna and Eliza join the war effort together while sisters Jemma and Patience are enslaved on separate plantations.
Eternal by Lisa Scottoline
Three people involved in a love triangle find everything they hold dear is tested as Mussolini’s power grows and laws change in Rome.
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.
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
Jeanette, the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, takes in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE and seeks to learn about her own family history.
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
Trouble might start for the chief of police and a self-proclaimed outlaw teenager when a man is released from prison.
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
The fifth book in A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Nesta Archeron is forced into close quarters with a warrior named Cassian.

Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Nonfiction Best SellersApril 18, 2021
The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
How the Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues invented CRISPR, a tool that can edit DNA.
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.
The actress and human rights activist recounts her childhood difficulties and biggest accomplishments.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
Think Again by Adam Grant
An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
The chair of the board of the racial justice organization Color of Change analyzes the impact of racism on the economy.
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.
This is the Fire by Don Lemon
The CNN host looks at the impact of racism on his life and prescribes ways to address systemic flaws in America.
A World on the Wing by Scott Weidensaul
The navigational and physiological undertakings performed by billions of birds as they circumnavigate the globe.
Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford
The late iconic actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices.
A prescription for what business, governments and individuals can do to work toward zero emissions.
Rock Me on the Water by Ronald Brownstein
How popular culture was impacted by what happened in Los Angeles in 1974 in movies, music, television and politics.
Breath by James Nestor
A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
A biography of the late hip hop mogul and artist Nipsey Hussle.