New York Times Bestseller List Week of December 16, 2018

November 20, 2018

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New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers

New this week
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.

2 weeks on the list
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.

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

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

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

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

3 weeks on the list
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.

3 weeks on the list
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.

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

8 weeks on the list
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.

5 weeks on the list
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.

New this week
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.

5 weeks on the list
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.

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

2 weeks on the list
BEAUCHAMP HALL by Danielle Steel; Delacorte Winona Farmington leaves behind the disappointments in her Michigan hometown to visit the English town where her favorite television show is filmed.

New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers

3 weeks on the list
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.

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

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

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

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

9 weeks on the list
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.

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

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

7 weeks on the list
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.

75 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
TRUMP'S ENEMIES by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie; Center Street The authors of “Let Trump Be Trump” give their perspectives on the president’s foes.

5 weeks on the list
HINDSIGHT by Justin Timberlake; Harper Design A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.

5 weeks on the list
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.

5 weeks on the list
THE MAMBA MENTALITY by Kobe Bryant; Melcher/MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used.

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