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NYTimes Best Sellers: Paperback Trade Fiction

Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States.

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24 weeks on the list

The Song of Achilles

by Madeline Miller


A reimagining of Homer’s “Iliad” that is narrated by Achilles' companion Patroclus.


5 weeks on the list


by Stephen King

Hard Case Crime

An N.Y.P.D. detective asks the son of a struggling single mother to use his unnatural ability to track a killer.


New this week

Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens


In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.


4 weeks on the list

The Rose Code

by Kate Quinn


As a post-World War II royal wedding approaches, an encrypted letter resurrects an alliance between three female code breakers.


20 weeks on the list

Home Body

by Rupi Kaur

Andrews McMeel

Poems and illustrations by the author of “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and Her Flowers.”


43 weeks on the list


by Madeline Miller

Back Bay

Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.


88 weeks on the list

Then She Was Gone

by Lisa Jewell


Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions.


5 weeks on the list

In Five Years

by Rebecca Serle


A Manhattan lawyer finds herself confronting a vision she had when elements of it come to life on schedule.


42 weeks on the list

Firefly Lane

by Kristin Hannah

St. Martin’s Griffin

A friendship between two women in the Pacific Northwest endures for more than three decades.


4 weeks on the list

Red, White and Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston


A staged friendship between the son of the president and his rival, the Prince of Wales, evolves into a secret and potentially dangerous romance.


14 weeks on the list

The Duke and I

by Julia Quinn


The first book in the Bridgerton series. Daphne Bridgerton’s reputation soars when she colludes with the Duke of Hastings.


184 weeks on the list

Milk and Honey

by Rupi Kaur

Andrews McMeel

A collection of poetry about love, loss, trauma and healing.


3 weeks on the list

It Ends with Us

by Colleen Hoover


A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.


5 weeks on the list

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Washington Square

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.


2 weeks on the list

The Palm Beach Murders

by James Patterson

Grand Central

Three stories: “The Palm Beach Murders” (written with James O. Born), “Nooners” (written with Tim Arnold) and “Stingrays” (written with Duane Swierczynski).