New York Times Bestsellers

Fiction

  1. THE VANISHING HALF
    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.
  2. THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE
    V. E. Schwab
    A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
  3. THE RETURN
    Nicholas Sparks
    A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
  4. READY PLAYER TWO
    Ernest Cline
    In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
  5. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
    Delia Owens
    In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
  6. A TIME FOR MERCY
    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.
  7. THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE
    Marie Benedict
    What might have happened during the 11 days in which a rising mystery author went missing in 1926.
  8. THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY
    Matt Haig
    Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
  9. DEADLY CROSS
    James Patterson
    The 28th book in the Alex Cross series. An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.

NonFiction

  1. A PROMISED LAND
    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.
  2. GREENLIGHTS
    Matthew McConaughey
    The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
  3. UNTAMED
    Glennon Doyle
    The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
  4. CASTE
    Isabel Wilkerson
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
  5. BECOMING
    Michelle Obama
    The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
  6. WORLD OF WONDERS
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    In a collection of essays, the poet celebrates various aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants.
  7. THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE
    Erik Larson
    An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
  8. BAG MAN
    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.
  9. BREATH
    James Nestor
    A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
  10. HUMANS
    Brandon Stanton
    Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of “Humans of New York.”

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Last updated: January 11, 2021