New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
January 29, 2023
1. Hell Bent
The second book in the Alex Stern series. Alex risks her future at Lethe and Yale to get Darlington out of purgatory.
2. The House of Wolves
James Patterson and Mike Lupica
After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California.
3. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
5. The House in the Pines
Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, May returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.
6. Demon Copperhead
A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
7. The Boys from Biloxi
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers' footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
8. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
9. Without a Trace
Charles Vincent meets someone who ignites his passion and must decide whether to walk away from his perfect-from-the-outside life.
10. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee's son gets accused of killing his crush.
11. Just the Nicest Couple
Nina Hayes searches for her missing husband while a couple close to her cover their tracks.
12. 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.
13. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution
R. F. Kuang
In 1828, Robin Swift studies at Oxford University's Royal Institute of Translation and faces a choice when Britain pursues a war with China.
The story of a racehorse, an enslaved groom and an itinerant painter reverberates in three different eras.
Competing narratives about a wealthy New York couple have new revelations over the course of a century.
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A version of this list appears in the January 29, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 14, 2023.
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