New York Times Bestseller List Week of December 23, 2018

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New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers

7 weeks on the list
1. THE RECKONING by John Grisham; Doubleday A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

New this week
2. OF BLOOD AND BONE by Nora Roberts; St. Martin's While the people of New Hope face threats, Fallon Swift goes on three quests to discover her powers.

3 weeks on the list
3. FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin; Bantam Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

8 weeks on the list
4. EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks; Grand Central Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

3 weeks on the list
5. TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson; Little, Brown Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.

5 weeks on the list
6. PAST TENSE by Lee Child; Delacorte Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.

9 weeks on the list
7. THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom; Harper The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" follows Annie on her heavenly journey.

4 weeks on the list
8. LONG ROAD TO MERCY by David Baldacci; Grand Central Atlee Pine, an F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.

2 weeks on the list
9. KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny; Minotaur While on suspension, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is made an executor of a stranger’s will and tries to keep a deadly narcotic off Montreal’s streets.

5 weeks on the list
10. NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty; Flatiron A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

14 weeks on the list
11. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens; Putnam A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

4 weeks on the list
12. LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE by Janet Evanovich; Putnam The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.

6 weeks on the list
13. ELEVATION by Stephen King; Scribner A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.

2 weeks on the list
14. TOM CLANCY: OATH OF OFFICE by Marc Cameron; Putnam President Jack Ryan must contain the fallout of a flu epidemic, an undermining senator and two hijacked Russian nuclear missiles.

6 weeks on the list
15. DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly; Little, Brown Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.

New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers

4 weeks on the list
1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama; Crown The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

New this week
2. THE POINT OF IT ALL by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer; Crown Forum A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

42 weeks on the list
3. EDUCATED by Tara Westover; Random House The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

9 weeks on the list
4. KILLING THE SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard; Holt A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

12 weeks on the list
5. LEADERSHIP by Doris Kearns Goodwin; Simon & Schuster The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.

8 weeks on the list
6. SHADE by Pete Souza; Little, Brown Pictures of former President Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

6 weeks on the list
7. BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz; Spiegel & Grau The story of the New York band who achieved hip hop stardom.

10 weeks on the list
8. SHIP OF FOOLS by Tucker Carlson; Free Press The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

8 weeks on the list
9. BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS by Stephen Hawking; Bantam A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

13 weeks on the list
10. FEAR by Bob Woodward; Simon & Schuster Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

6 weeks on the list
11. THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean; Simon & Schuster The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

11 weeks on the list
12. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou; Knopf The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

5 weeks on the list
13. PRESIDENTS OF WAR by Michael Beschloss; Crown How American presidents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.

76 weeks on the list
14. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson; Norton A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

4 weeks on the list
15. CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY by Andrew Roberts; Viking A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.