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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 SellersNovember 17, 2019
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
The Guardians by John Grisham
Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard return to take up a case that held the attention of Bosch’s mentor.
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
Find Me by André Aciman
Years after the events of “Call Me by Your Name,” Elio has become a classically trained pianist in Paris while Oliver is a New England college professor with a family.
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 America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.
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.
The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal with Lance Rubin
Two high school freshmen dig into the dark underpinnings of their hometown and a local reform school in North Carolina.
The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
In the 19th installment of the Women's Murder Club series, detective Lindsay Boxer and company take on a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman."
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.
The Deserter by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille
Two members of the Criminal Investigation Division must bring back a Delta Force soldier who disappeared.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
After mysteriously surviving a multiple homicide, Galaxy Stern comes face to face with dark magic, murder and more at Yale University.
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 SellersNovember 17, 2019
A memoir by the musician written before his death, with photos and other memorabilia showing his evolution.
Me by Elton John
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
Blowout by Rachel Maddow
The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.
Dumpty by John Lithgow
The multi-award-winning actor satirizes the Trump administration with a collection of poems and illustrations.
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.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
A narrative is depicted from the perspective of Representative Devin Nunes.
Three Days at the Brink by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney
The Fox News host describes a meeting between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in Tehran during World War II.
Educated by Tara Westover
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government’s mass surveillance program.
The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Profiles of women from around the world who have blazed trails and challenged the status quo.
The Body by Bill Bryson
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
The conservative commentator contends that liberals have declared a political war against the current president.
The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.
Edison by Edmund Morris
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the personal life, inventions and obsessions of Thomas Alva Edison.