New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
February 14, 2021
1. The Russian
James Patterson and James O. Born
The 13th book in the Michael Bennett series. An assassin killing a number of women might disrupt the detective's wedding plans.
2. The Vanishing Half
The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
3. The Midnight Library
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
5. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
6. The Push
A devastating event forces a mother who questions her child's behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.
7. The Return
A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
A Hollywood recluse's perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.
9. Ready Player Two
In a sequel to
Ready Player One
, Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
10. Anxious People
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
11. A Time for Mercy
The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
12. Before She Disappeared
A recovering alcoholic puts herself in danger when she searches for a Haitian teenager in a Boston neighborhood.
13. The Guest List
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
14. American Dirt
A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
15. Star Wars: Light of the Jedi
In this installment of the High Republic series, a disaster in hyperspace may cause far greater damage.
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A version of this list appears in the February 14, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 30, 2021.
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