New York Times Bestseller List Week of May 21, 2018

April 3, 2018

Hardcover Fiction: Bestseller List

New this week

2 weeks on the list

THE 17TH SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; Little, Brown The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.

4 weeks on the list

THE FALLEN by David Baldacci; Grand Central Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

New this week

THE HIGH TIDE CLUB by Mary Kay Andrews; St. Martin's An eccentric millionaire enlists the attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.

3 weeks on the list

TWISTED PREY by John Sandford; Putnam

The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

New this week

THE CROOKED STAIRCASE by Dean Koontz; Bantam The rogue F.B.I. agent Jane Hawk is on the lam from the government and a secret group causing a rash of murder-suicides.

New this week

WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje; Knopf

In Britain after World War II, a pair of teenage siblings are taken under the tutelage of a mysterious man and his cronies who served during the war.

34 weeks on the list

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate; Ballantine A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

34 weeks on the list

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng; Penguin Press An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

3 weeks on the list

THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper; Little, Brown Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.

14 weeks on the list

THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah; St. Martin's A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.

19 weeks on the list

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn; Morrow A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.

6 weeks on the list

I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU by Mary Higgins Clark; Simon & Schuster A high school guidance counselor tries to uncover the identity of her sister’s murderer.

2 weeks on the list

THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy; Harper A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.

New this week

LOVE AND RUIN by Paula McLain; Ballantine Martha Gellhorn goes to Madrid to report on the Spanish Civil War and comes to a crossroad in her relationship with Ernest Hemingway.

2 weeks on the list

THE MARS ROOM by Rachel Kushner; Scribner A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.

 

Hardcover Non-Fiction: Bestseller List

New this week

THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Jon Meacham; Random House The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

New this week

BARRACOON

by Zora Neale Hurston; Amistad

A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

4 weeks on the list

A HIGHER LOYALTY by James Comey; Flatiron The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

11 weeks on the list

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara; Harper The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."

12 weeks on the list

EDUCATED by Tara Westover; Random House

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

3 weeks on the list

WAR ON PEACE by Ronan Farrow; Norton

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.

3 weeks on the list

MEASURE WHAT MATTERS by John Doerr; Portfolio/Penguin How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed. †

3 weeks on the list

THE LIGHT WITHIN ME by Ainsley Earhardt with Mark Tabb; Harper A memoir by one of the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”

5 weeks on the list

FASCISM: A Warning by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward; Harper The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

20 weeks on the list

OBAMA by Pete Souza; Little, Brown

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

3 weeks on the list

THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD by Rick Bragg; Knopf A tribute to the author's mother and the recipes she used that were handed down over generations.

2 weeks on the list

THE ASSAULT ON INTELLIGENCE by Michael V. Hayden; Penguin Press A former director of the N.S.A. and the C.I.A. identifies domestic and international threats to the American intelligence community.

54 weeks on the list

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

by Neil deGrasse Tyson; Norton

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

New this week

THE ORDER OF TIME by Carlo Rovelli; Riverhead The Italian theoretical physicist uses ideas based in philosophy, science and literature to explore the mysteries of time.

New this week

OUR TOWNS by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows; Pantheon A couple who flew around America in a single-engine prop airplane describe how solutions for issues faced on a local level differ from national-level dysfunction.