Bestsellers

Best Sellers

The books that all your friends are reading. Discover the best-selling books from The New York Times as well as monthly genre lists from Publishers Weekly. 

New York Times lists are updated weekly on Thursday morning. Publishers Weekly on a monthly basis.

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Last Updated:
New York Times - October 5

Publisher's Weekly - September 15

Fiction

1. Dreamland, by Nicholas Sparks

2. It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover
3. Verity, by Colleen Hoover
4. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
5. Fairy Tale, by Stephen King


Full List (New York Times)

I'm Glad My Mom Died

Nonfiction

1. I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy

2. The Divider, by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
3. Starry Messenger, by Neil deGrasse Tyson
4. The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk
5. Dinners with Ruth, by Nina Totenberg


Full List (New York Times)

Hardcover Fiction

1. Dreamland, by Nicholas Sparks

2. Fairy Tale, by Stephen King
3. The Bullet That Missed, by Richard Osman
4. Blowback, by James Patterson and Brandon DuBois
5. Lucy by the Sea, by Elizabeth Strout


Full List (New York Times)

I'm Glad My Mom Died

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy

2. The Divider, by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
3. Starry Messenger, by Neil deGrasse Tyson
4. Dinners with Ruth, by Nina Totenberg
5. What If? 2, by Randall Munroe


Full List (New York Times)

Young Adults

1. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen, by Shea Ernshaw

2. Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization, by A.W. Jantha
3. Defend the Dawn, by Brigid Kemmerer
4. The Ballad of Never After, by Stephanie Garber
5. The Girl in the Castle, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond


Full List (New York Times)

It Ends with Us

Romance

1. It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover

2. Ugly Love, by Colleen Hoover
3. Reminders of Him, by Colleen Hoover
4November 9, by Colleen Hoover
5. Maybe Someday, by Colleen Hoover


Full List (Publisher's Weekly)

All Good People Here

Mystery

1. All Good People Here, by Ashley Flowers

2. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, by Daniel Silva
3. Shadows Reel, by C.J. Box
4. Abandoned in Death, by J.D. Robb
5. The Thursday Morning Club, by Richard Osman


Full List (Publishers Weekly)

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Fantasy

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas

2. A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas
3. Fire & Blood, by George R.R. Martin
4. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution, by R.F. Kuang
5. A Court of Wings and Ruin, by Sarah J. Maas


Full List (Publishers Weekly)

Shadow of the Sith

Science Fiction

1. Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith, by Adam Christopher

2. Dune, by Frank Herbert
3. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir
4. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, by Becky Chambers
5. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel


Full List (Publishers' Weekly)

Jujutsu Kaisen 17

Comics - Manga - Graphic Novels

1. Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 17, by Gege Akutami

2. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, by Charlie Mackesy
3. Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 16, by Akira Toriyama
4. Spy X Family, Vol. 2, by Tatsuya Endo
5. One Piece, Vol. 100by Eiichiro Oda


Full List (Publishers Weekly)

I'm Glad My Mom Died

Biography & Memoir

1. I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy

2. Breaking History, by Jared Kushner
3. Night, by Elie Wiesel
4. America, A Redemption Story, by Tim Scott
5. Vacuuming in the Nude and Other Ways to Get Attention, by Peggy Rowe


Full List (Publishers Weekly)