New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
January 16, 2022
1. The Judge's List
The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.
2. Wish You Were Here
Diana O'Toole re-evaluates her seemingly perfect life when a pandemic disrupts her vacation in the Galapagos Islands.
3. The Stranger in the Lifeboat
After a ship explodes, 10 people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.
4. The Lincoln Highway
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
5. 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.
6. Cloud Cuckoo Land
An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
7. Call Us What We Carry: Poems
A debut collection of poems on identity and history by the presidential inaugural poet who wrote
The Hill We Climb.
8. The Wish
Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
9. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
The ninth book in the Outlander series. As the Revolutionary War moves closer to Fraser's Ridge, Claire and Jamie reunite with their daughter and her family.
10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
11. Under the Whispering Door
When given seven days to cross over, Wallace tries to pack in a lifetime's worth of living in that week.
12. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
13. Beautiful World, Where Are You
A novelist, a warehouse worker, an editorial assistant and a political adviser deal with changes.
14. A Slow Fire Burning
Three women come under scrutiny when a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat.
15. The Dark Hours
A death on New Year's Eve, an unsolved murder and a hunt for serial rapists bring Bosch and Ballard back together.
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A version of this list appears in the January 16, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 1, 2022.