New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
January 6, 2019
1. The Reckoning
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor.
2. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
3. Every Breath
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
4. Target: Alex Cross
Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.
5. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
6. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
The sequel to
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
8. Past Tense
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.
9. Long Road to Mercy
The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.
10. Nine Perfect Strangers
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
11. Tom Clancy: Oath of Office
President Jack Ryan must contain the fallout of a flu epidemic and two hijacked Russian nuclear missiles.
12. Look Alive Twenty-Five
The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series.
13. The Outsider
A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy's body is found.
14. Kingdom of the Blind
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.
15. The President is Missing
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
President Jonathan Duncan takes on adversaries at home and abroad.
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A version of this list appears in the January 6, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 22, 2018.
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