New York Times Best Seller List

November 2019

1. 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. – 1 week

2. THE GUARDIANS, by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case. – 2 weeks

3. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 60 weeks

4. THE DESERTER, by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille. Two members of the Criminal Investigation Division must bring back a Delta Force soldier who disappeared. – 1 week

5. AGENT IN THE FIELD, by John LeCarre. A veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, who is assigned to command a lesser band of spies, hatches a covert operation. – 1 week

6. THE 19TH CHRISTMAS, by James Patterson. 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.” – 3 weeks

7. 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. – 1 week

8. 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. – 5 weeks

9. 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. – 7 weeks

10. 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. – 7 weeks

11. THE BURNING WHITE, by Brent Weeks. The fifth book in the Lightbringer series. When Chromeria is threatened, Kip Guile pulls forces together for one last fight. – 1 week

12. TO THE LAND OF LONG LOST FRIENDS, by Alexander McCall Smith. The 20th book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series. Precious Ramotswe’s latest case involves a preacher and a young woman. – 1 week

13. OLIVE, AGAIN, by Elizabeth Strout. In a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” new relationships, including a seond marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine. – 2 weeks

14. 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. – 3 weeks

15. THE GIVER OF STARS, 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. – 3 weeks

October 2019

1. 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. – 1 week

2. 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. – 3 weeks

3. 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. – 3 weeks

4. VINCE FLYNN: LETHAL AGENT, by Kyle Mills. Mexican cartels, ISIS and a possible pandemic bring Mitch Rapp back into action. – 1 week

5. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 56 weeks

6. 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. – 1 week

7. THE GIRL WHO LOVED TWICE, by David Lagerkrantz. Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. – 5 weeks

8. KILLER INSTINCT, By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. The second book in the Instinct series. When an act of terror strikes New York, Dr. Reinhart and Detective Needham go after a sociopath. – 3 weeks

9. THE ORACLE, by Jonathan Cahn. A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors. – 4 weeks

10. THE SECRETS WE KEPT, by Lara Prescott. During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A’s typing pool aid it’s mission to smuggle the banned book “Doctor Zhivago” behind the Iron Curtain. – 4 weeks

11. RED AT THE BONE, by Jacqueline Woodson. The long-lasting decisions youg people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager’s family. – 2 weeks

12. THE NICKEL BOYS, by Colson Whitehead. Two boys respond to the horrors at a Jim Crow reform school in ways that impact them decades later. -11 weeks

13. THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW, by Alice Hoffman. A rabbi’s daughter creates a mystical Jewish creature that is sworn to protect a 12-year-old girl in World War II Europe. – 1 week

14. THE TITANIC SECRET, by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. The 11th book in the Isaac Bell series. Dirk Pitt finds a document that brings a mystery from 1911 back to life. – 3 weeks

15. A BETTER MAN, by Louise Penny. The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province. – 5 weeks

September 2019

1. A BETTER MAN, by Louise Penny. The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province. – 1 week

2. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 51 weeks

3. THE GIRL WHO LOVED TWICE, by David Lagerkrantz. Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. – 1 week

4. THE DARK SIDE, by Danielle Steel. Painful childhood memories surface for Zoe Morgan when she has a child of her own. – 1 week

5. THE INN, by James Patterson and Candice Fox. A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals. – 4 weeks

6. ONE GOOD DEED, by David Baldacci. A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail. – 6 weeks

7. THE NICKEL BOYS, by Colson Whitehead. Two boys respond to the horrors at a Jim Crow reform school in ways that impact them decades later. – 3 weeks

8. THE TURN OF THE KEY, by Ruth Ware. A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies. – 4 weeks

9. THE SILENT PATIENT, by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. – 26 weeks

10. OLD BONES, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs. An expedition into the Sierra Nevada uncovers new twists to the events involving the Donner party during the 1840s. – 2 weeks

11. ASK AGAIN, YES, by Mary Beth Keane. The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades. – 7 weeks

12. THE BITTEROOTS, by C.J. Box. The fourth book in the Cassie Dewell series. The black sheep of an influential family is accused of assault. – 3 weeks

13. INLAND, by Tea Obreht. The lives of frontierswoman and a former outlaw intersect in the unforgiving climate of the Arizona Territory in 1893. – 3 weeks

14. OUTFOX, by Sandra Brown. F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer. – 4 weeks

15. THE NEW GIRL, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped. – 6 weeks

August 2019

1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 47 weeks

2. ONE GOOD DEED, by David Baldacci. A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail. – 2 weeks

3. THE NICKEL BOYS, by Colson Whitehead. Two boys respond to the horrors at a Jim Crow reform school in ways that impact them decades later. – 3 weeks

4. THE NEW GIRL, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped. – 3 weeks

5. DARK AGE, by Pierce Brown. The fifth book in the Red Rising series. – 1 week

6. SUMMER OF ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand. The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface. – 7 weeks

7. LABRYRINTH, by Catherine Coulter. The 23rd book in the F.B.I. Thriller series. Agents Savich and Sherlock wend their way through a maze of lies to get to the bottom of a secret. – 1 week

8. CHANCES ARE… by Richard Russo. Three men in their 60s who met in college reunite on Martha’s Vineyard, where mysterious events occurred in 1971. – 1 week

9. UNDER CURRENTS, by Nora Roberts. Echoes of a violent childhood reverberate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of family in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. – 4 weeks

10. CITY OF GIRLS, by Elizabeth Gilbert. An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene. – 3 week

11. ASK AGAIN, YES, by Mary Beth Keane. The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades. – 4 weeks

12. SOMEONE WE KNOW, by Shari Lapena. In a quiet suburb, a teenager has been breaking into homes and hacking into computers, while a woman is found murdered – 1 week

13. WINDOW ON THE BAY, by Debbie Macomber. A single mom’s life takes unexpected turns when her two children go off to college. – 3 weeks

14. THE LAST GUEST HOUSE, BY Megan Miranda. Avery Greer must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover her friend’s real killer. – 3 weeks

15. LADY IN THE LAKE, by Laura Lippman. In 1966, a housewife becomes a reporter and investigates the killing of a black woman in Baltimore. – 2 weeks

JULY 2019

1. SUMMER OF ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand. The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface. – 1 week

2. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 38 weeks

3. CITY OF GIRLS, by Elizabeth Gilbert. An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene. – 3 weeks

4. UNSOLVED, by James Patterson and David Ellis. A string of seemingly accidental and unrelated deaths confound F.B.I. agent Emmy Dockery.

5. MRS. EVERYTHING, by Jennifer Weiner. The story of two sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman, and their life experiences as the world around them changes drastically from the 1950s. – 2 weeks

6. TOM CLANCY: ENEMY CONTACT, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan Jr.’s latest adventure takes him on a mission to stop an international criminal conspiracy and deal with tragic news. – 2 weeks

7. THE ORACLE, by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell. Treasure-hunting couple, Sam and Remi Fargo, embark on a new adventure to find a sacred ancient scroll and lift its curse. – 2 weeks

8. ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS, by Ocean Vuong. Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, revealing a family history. – 3 weeks

9. QUEEN BEE, by Dorothea Benton Frank. A beekeeper’s quiet life is unsettled by her demanding mother, outgoing sister and neighboring widower. – 4 weeks

10. FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Toby Fleishman is forced to confront his own perception of his actions when his ex-wife drops off their kids at his place and disappears. – 1 week

11. REDEMPTION, by David Baldacci. The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared. – 6 weeks

12. THE SILENT PATIENT, by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband -16 week

13. NORMAL PEOPLE, by Sally Rooney. The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin. – 8 week

14. FALL, by Neal Stephenson. A dead multimillionaire’s brain is scanned and turned back on at a time when humans live as digital souls. – 3 week

15. THE LAST HOUSE GUEST, by Megan Miranda. Littleport resident Avey Greer and visitor Sadie Loman become very good friends until Sadie mysteriously dies. Avery must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover the real killer. – 1 week

June 2019

1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 38 weeks

2. THE 18TH ABDUCTION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The 18th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of three female teachers. – 4 weeks

3. CARI MORA, by Thomas Harris. Hans-Peter Schneider pauses his ghastly deeds to seek a dead man’s gold hidden under a Miami mansion, but its caretaker’s surprising skills prove daunting. – 1 week

4. FIRE AND BLOOD, by George R.R. Martin. The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. – 22 weeks

5. REDEMPTION, by David Baldacci. The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared. – 6 weeks

6. THE GUEST BOOK, by Sarah Blake. Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth. – 3 weeks

7. SUNSET BEACH, by Mary Kay Andrews. Drue Campbell inherits a run-down beach bungalow and takes a job at her estranged father’s personal injury attorney office. – 3 weeks

8. BLESSING IN DISGUISE, by Danielle Steel. Isabelle McAvoy faces challenges as she raises three daughters from three separate fathers on her own. – 3 weeks

9. NEON PREY, by John Sandford. The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial
killer. – 5 weeks

10. THE NIGHT WINDOW, by Dean Koontz. The fifth book in the Jane Hawk series. The former F.B.I. agent pursues a slew of bad guys, including a Vegas mob boss. – 2 weeks

11. NORMAL PEOPLE, by Sally Rooney. The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin. – 6 weeks

12. THE SILENT PATIENT, by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. – 16 weeks

13. THE BIG KAHUNA, by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich. The sixth book in the Fox and O’Hare series. An F.B.I. agent teams up with a con man to search for a Silicon Valley billionaire. – 3 weeks

14. LOST ROSES, by Martha Hall Kelly. In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution. – 7 weeks

15. EXHALATION, by Ted Chiang. Nine short stories including “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” and “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom.” – 3 weeks

MAY 2019

1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 34 weeks

2. NEON PREY, by John Sandford. The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer. – 1 week

3. REDEMPTION, by David Baldacci. The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared. – 2 weeks

4. LOST ROSES, by Martha Hall Kelly. In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution. – 3 weeks

5. WAR OF THE SPARK: RAVINCA, by Greg Weisman. The first book in the Magic: The Gathering: War of the Spark series. Nicol Bolas, the Elder Dragon, attacks the city of Ravnica. – 1 week

6. NORMAL PEOPLE, by Sally Rooney. The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin. – 2 weeks

7. SOMEONE KNOWS, by Lisa Scottoline. A dark secret emeges when Allie Garvey returns home to attend a childhood friend’s funeral. – 3 weeks

8. THE SILENT PATIENT, by Alex Michaelides. Theo Farber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. – 12 weeks

9. FIRE AND BLOOD, by George R.R. Martin. The first volume of a two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. – 18 weeks

10. MACHINES LIKE ME, by Ian McEwan. In an alternative 1980’s London, a love triangle develops between a couple and a synthetic human. – 1 week

11. RUN AWAY, by Harlan Coben. A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing. – 6 weeks

12. MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWS, by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge. A former professional golfer visits the course in Scotland. – 3 weeks

13. CELTIC EMPIRE, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series. – 6 weeks

14. DAISEY JONES & THE SIX, by Taylor Jenkins. A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ‘70’s rock’ n’ roll band. – 8 weeks

15. STAR WARS: MASTER & APPRENTICE, by Claudia Gray. The bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi is tested when they go on a mission to the royal court of Pijal. – 2 weeks

April 2019

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. – 32 weeks

SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline. A dark secret emerges when Allie Garvey returns home to attend a childhood friend’s funeral. – New this week

LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly. In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution. – New this week

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. An Army intelligence officer must commit a crime or lose her kidnapped husband and daughter. – 3 weeks

TWO WEEKS by Karen Kingsbury. A pregnant 18-year-old has limited time to change her mind about giving her baby up for adoption. – New this week

RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben. A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.-   – 4 weeks

THE TALE TELLER by Anne Hillerman. Investigations by Leaphorn, Chee and Mauelito overlap in the desert Southwest. – New this week

CELTIC EMPIRE by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series. – 4 weeks

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband. – 10 weeks

METROPOLIS by Philip Kerr. Bernie Gunther joins the Murder Commission in Berlin in 1928. The final Bernie Gunther novel completed before the author’s death. – New this week

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins. Reid A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band. – 6 weeks

WOLF PACK by C.J. Box. The Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel. – 5 weeks

MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWS by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge. A former professional golfer visits the course in Scotland. – New this week

LOST AND WANTED by Nell Freudenberger. An M.I.T. professor receives a phone call from her recently deceased screenwriter friend. – New this week

THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See. The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point. – 6 weeks