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 - January 26
Publisher's Weekly - January 26

It Starts With Us

Fiction

1. It Starts with Us, by Colleen Hoover

2. It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover
3. The Cabinet of Dr. Leng, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
4. Verity, by Colleen Hoover
5. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus


Full List (New York Times)

Spare

Nonfiction

1. Spare, by Prince Harry

2. The Light We Carry, by Michelle Obama
3. The Nazi Conspiracy, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
4. The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk
5.I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy


Full List (New York Times)

Lessons in Chemistry

Hardcover Fiction

1. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

2. The Cabinet of Dr. Leng, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
3. The House of Wolves, by James Patterson and Mike Lupica
4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin
5. How to Sell a Haunted House, by Grady Hendrix

Spare

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Spare, by Prince Harry

2. The Light We Carry, by Michelle Obama
3. The Nazi Conspiracy, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Darling
4. I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy
5. Straight Shooter, by Stephen A. Smith


Full List (New York Times)

The Stolen Heir

Young Adults

1. The Stolen Heir, by Holly Black

2. Nick and Charlie, by Alice Oseman
3. The Mysteries of Thorn Manor, by Margaret Rogerson
4. Five Survive, by Holly Jackson
5. The First to Die at the End, by Adam Silvera


Full List (New York Times)

It Starts With Us

Romance

1. It Starts With Us, by Colleen Hoover

2. It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover
3. Ugly Love, by Colleen Hoover
4. November 9, by Colleen Hoover
5. Reminders of Him, by Colleen Hoover


Full List (Publisher's Weekly)

Desert Star

Mystery

1. Desert Star, by Michael Connelly

2. Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine, by Janet Evanovich
3. A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny
4. Livid, by Patricia D. Cornwell
5. Righteous Prey, by John Sandford


Full List (Publishers Weekly)

The Choice

Fantasy

1. The Choice, by Nora Roberts

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas
3. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. The Fall of Númenor: And Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-Earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. The Lost Metal: A Mistborn Novel, by Brandon Sanderson


Full List (Publishers Weekly)

Project Hail Mary

Science Fiction

1. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir

2. Star Wars: Convergence (The High Republic), by Zoraida Córdova
3. Dune, by Frank Herbert
4. The Peripheral, by William Gibson
5. Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir


Full List (Publishers' Weekly)

The Boy The Mole The Fox and the Horse

Comics - Manga - Graphic Novels

1. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, by Charlie Mackesy

2. Chainsaw Man, Vol. 1, by Tatsuki Fujimoto
3. Chainsaw Man, Vol. 2, by Tatsuki Fujimoto
4. Chainsaw Man, Vol. 3, by Tatsuki Fujimoto
5. Shuna's Journey, by hayao Miyazaki


Full List (Publishers Weekly)

The Light We Carry

Biography & Memoir

1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, by Michelle Obama

2. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, by Matthew Perry
3. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, by Bono
4. I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy
5. So Help Me God, by Mike Pence


Full List (Publishers Weekly)