2021 NYT Bestsellers Fiction

This page is updated weekly with the newest titles appearing on the New York Times Bestsellers list, complete with links to our catalog. For more information, such as how many weeks the title has been on the list, visit www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers (2020 Bestsellers can be found here.)

July 2021

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides

A therapist suspects a Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University of committing murder.

MILLION DOLLAR DEMON by Kim Harrison

The 15th book in the Hollows series. A new master demon arrives in Cincinnati and causes chaos.

June 2021

THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Matthew Keating, a past president and former Navy SEAL, goes on his own to find his abducted teenage daughter.

TOM CLANCY: TARGET ACQUIRED by Don Bentley

A cushy assignment to help the C.I.A. puts Jack Ryan Jr. in the sights of trained killers.

GOLDEN GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand

A Nantucket novelist gets one final summer to watch what happens from the great beyond.

FREED by E.L. James

The final chapter of the Fifty Shades as Told by Christian trilogy delves into the wedding between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.

ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston

August meets the girl of her dreams on a New York subway only to find she’s from another time.

THE OTHER BLACK GIRL by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Tension unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

JACKPOT by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous

In the fifth book of the Teddy Fay novels, Fay is tasked with resolving a threat at a film festival abroad.

LEGACY by Nora Roberts

Threats put in rhymes and sent from shifting locations escalate as the daughter of a successful fitness celebrity’s own yoga business grows.

SHADOW STORM by Christine Feehan

The sixth book in the Shadow Riders series. Emmanuelle is pulled toward Valentino and his family’s private war.

THE SABOTEURS by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

The 12th book in the Isaac Bell Adventure series. An assassination attempt reveals a deeper plot at the Panama Canal.

THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jacob Finch Bonner sells a story that wasn’t his to tell and finds out more about its source.

THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren

Jessica Davis tries to find a soulmate through a DNA-based matchmaking company, only to find her potential match is someone she can’t stand.

May 2021

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS by Stacey Abrams

When Justice Wynn slips into a coma, his law clerk, Avery Keene, must unravel the clues of a controversial case.

THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

Daisy Shoemaker receives emails intended for a woman leading a more glamorous life and finds there was more to this accident.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

THE SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND by Mary Alice Monroe

The seventh book in the Beach House series. A love triangle is complicated by Covid-19.

THE DEVIL MAY DANCE by Jake Tapper

The second book in the Charlie and Margaret Marder Mystery series. Attorney General Robert Kennedy asks the Marders to look into a threat, which brings them into contact with the Rat Pack and the Church of Scientology.

21ST BIRTHDAY by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The 21st book in the Women’s Murder Club series. New evidence changes the investigation of a missing mother.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.

THE NEWCOMER by Mary Kay Andrews

After discovering her sister dead, Letty Carnahan drives away with her niece and finds potential trouble with a police detective at a Florida motel.

HOUR OF THE WITCH by Chris Bohjalian

In 1662 Boston, a young Puritan woman seeks to escape from a cruel husband and rumors that might mean her death.

SUMMER ON THE BLUFFS by Sunny Hostin

Amelia Vaux Tanner plans to give a cottage in a Black beach community to one of her three favorite guests.

SOOLEY by John Grisham

Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.

FINDING ASHLEY by Danielle Steel

Two estranged sisters, one a former best-selling author, the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up.

FUGITIVE TELEMETRY by Martha Wells

The sixth book in the Murderbot Diaries series. When a dead body turns up on Preservation Station, Murderbot must speak to humans.

A DISTANT SHORE by Karen Kingsbury

A secret agent with the F.B.I. and a young woman betrothed by her father to a drug lord pretend to be in love for a mission.

WHEREABOUTS by Jhumpa Lahiri

A woman who feels lost in life finds solace in the city she calls home and gets a new outlook while visiting the sea.

THRAWN ASCENDANCY: GREATER GOOD by Timothy Zahn

In this Star Wars saga, Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet discover how their enemy truly operates.

MEANT TO BE IMMORTAL by Lynsay Sands

The 32nd book in the Argeneau series.

A GAMBLING MAN by David Baldacci

Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town.

LOVER UNVEILED by J.R. Ward

The 19th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Sahvage and Mae fight against what she unleashed.

OCEAN PREY by John Sandford

The 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters.

THE DEVIL’S HAND by Jack Carr

The fourth book in the Terminal List series. James Reece is given a top-secret C.I.A. mission.

STARGAZER by Anne Hillerman

Can Leaphorn give Chee and Manuelito the guidance they need to find the justice they seek?

THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth

Past secrets come up when Fern decides to pay back her twin sister, Rose, by having a baby for her.

WHEN THE STARS GO DARK by Paula McLain

Personal tragedy ushers a missing persons detective back to where she grew up and onto a new case.

April 2021

GOOD COMPANY by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The foundation of a marriage between actors is shaken when they reunite with an old friend who is now a TV star.

NORTHERN SPY by Flynn Berry

The sister of a BBC producer may have joined the Irish Republican Army.

FIRST PERSON SINGULAR by Haruki Murakami

A collection of eight short stories on love, childhood and memory.

YOU LOVE ME by Caroline Kepnes

The third book in the You series. Joe becomes interested in a librarian who appears to be too busy for him.

LIFE’S TOO SHORT by Abby Jimenez

The third book in the Friend Zone series. Vanessa Price deals with unexpected changes.

THE RED BOOK by James Patterson and David Ellis

The second book in the Black Book thriller series. Chicago detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman

The poem read on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.

WILDE CHILD by Eloisa James

The sixth book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Lady Joan plans to perform the role of a prince in the manner of Thaddeus Erskine Shaw, Viscount Greywick.

SUNFLOWER SISTER by Martha Hall Kelly

During the Civil War, sisters Georgeanna and Eliza join the war effort together while sisters Jemma and Patience are enslaved on separate plantations.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR by Jacqueline Winspear

The 16th book in the Maisie Dobbs series. As Nazi occupation increases, Maisie looks into a possible murder that might affect Britain’s war efforts.

DOUBLE JEOPARDY by Stuart Woods

The 57th book in the Stone Barrington series. A double threat with friends in high places awaits Stone in Maine.

THE BOUNTY by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

The seventh book in the Fox and O’Hare series. Kate and Nick seek help from their fathers as they go after a shadowy international organization in search of a lost train full of Nazi gold.

ETERNAL by Lisa Scottoline

Three people involved in a love triangle find everything they hold dear is tested as Mussolini’s power grows and laws change in Rome.

THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller

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

WILD SIGN by Patricia Briggs

The sixth book in the Alpha and Omega series. Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham look into what might have caused everyone living in a small town to disappear.

WIN by Harlan Coben

Windsor Horne Lockwood III might rectify cold cases connected to his family that have eluded the F.B.I. for decades.

March 2021

FAST ICE by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

The 18th book in the NUMA Files series. Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala uncover a decades-old conspiracy when they search for a missing former colleague in Antarctica.

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.

2034 by Elliot Ackerman and Adm. James Stavridis

The global balance of power shifts after new cyberweaponry lowers the defenses of U.S. planes and ships.

WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker

Trouble might start for the chief of police and a self-proclaimed outlaw teenager when a man is released from prison.

TRANSIENT DESIRES by Donna Leon

The 30th book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The Carabinieri and the Guardia di Costiera are enlisted to help solve a crime involving technologically gifted perpetrators.

THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner

An aspiring historian in London finds a clue that might put to rest unsolved apothecary murders from 200 years ago.

KLARA AND THE SUN by Kazuo Ishiguro

An “Artificial Friend” named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.

LIGHTNING GAME by Christine Feehan

The 17th book in the GhostWalker series. Rubin returns to his family’s homestead and Jonquille cannot control the lightning her body produces.

THE AFFAIR by Danielle Steel

A French author’s extramarital relationship affects various members of his wife’s family.

DARK SKY by C.J. Box

The 21st book in the Joe Pickett series. The Wyoming game warden becomes a target when taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip.

LATER by Stephen King

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

LIFE AFTER DEATH by Sister Souljah

In a sequel to “The Coldest Winter Ever,” Winter Santiaga emerges after time served and seeks revenge.

KINGDOM OF SHADOW AND LIGHT by Karen Marie Moning

The 11th book in the Fever series. As High Queen of the Fae, MacKayla Lane must rule those she was born to kill.

THE KAISER’S WEB by Steve Berry

The 16th book in the Cotton Malone series. A newly discovered dossier from World War II might change the course of Germany’s upcoming elections.

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke

Easter orders are put on hold at Hannah Swenson’s bakery while she investigates the murder of Mayor Bascomb.

A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES by Sarah J. Maas

The fifth book in A Court of Thorn and Roses series. Nesta Archeron is forced into close quarters with a warrior named Cassian.

RELENTLESS by Mark Greaney

The 10th book in the Gray Man series. Assassins go after Court Gentry as he attempts to bring back an American agent who went missing.

MISSING AND ENDANGERED by J.A. Jance

The 19th book in the Joanna Brady Mysteries series. The Cochise County Sheriff’s daughter becomes involved in a missing persons case.

February 2021

FAITHLESS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

The 52nd book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a young sculptor in the West Village.

RECKLESS ROAD by Christine Feehan

The fifth book in the Torpedo Ink series. One of the motorcycle club’s members needs a second chance after thinking an intimate encounter was just a dream.

RAFAEL by Laurell K. Hamilton

The 28th book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. The king of wererats fights to defend his crown.

THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles

A teenager in Montana discovers that her elderly neighbor worked decades earlier at the American Library in Paris and was part of the Resistance.

SEND FOR ME by Lauren Fox

A woman in Wisconsin discovers a trove of her grandmother’s letters that detail her experiences in Germany leading up to World War II.

SERPENTINE by Jonathan Kellerman

The 36th book in the Alex Delaware series. Sturgis calls on Delaware to help solve a decades-old cold case.

THE SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse

Elin Warner must find her estranged brother’s fiancée, who goes missing as a storm approaches a hotel that was once a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

THE SURVIVORS by Jane Harper

Kieran Elliott takes his young family to his coastal hometown, where a body is found on the beach.

WHEN HE WAS WICKED by Julia Quinn

The sixth book in the Bridgerton series. Will things between Francesca Bridgerton and Michael Stirling grow into something more or will she marry his cousin?

PRODIGAL SON by Gregg Hurwitz

The sixth book in the Orphan X series. Evan Smoak gets a call for help from a woman who claims to have given him up for adoption.

HIGHLAND TREASURE by Lynsay Sands

The ninth book in the Highland Brides series. After escaping an English dungeon, Lady Elysande de Valance is escorted to the Highlands by the rugged Rory Buchanan.

AN OFFER FROM A GENTLEMAN by Julia Quinn

The third book in the Bridgerton series. Sophie Beckett spends time in the arms of Benedict Bridgerton during a masquerade ball.

THE RUSSIAN by 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.

BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED by Lisa Gardner

A recovering alcoholic puts herself in danger when she searches for a Haitian teenager in a Boston neighborhood.

THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain

A devastating event forces a mother who questions her child’s behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.

FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah

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

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles

Following the Civil War, a man who reads newspapers to paying audiences agrees to deliver an orphan girl across difficult terrain to her relatives.

January 2021

ROBERT B. PARKER’S SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Ace Atkins

The 48th book in the Spenser series. An eccentric billionaire might have ties to a sex-trafficking ring.

BLOOD HEIR by Ilona Andrews

Julie Lennart returns to Atlanta with a new face and magic abilities and is known as Aurelia Ryder.

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THE SCORPION’S TAIL by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The second book in the Nora Kelly series. An F.B.I. agent and an archaeologist identify a mummified corpse and its gruesome cause of death.

STAR WARS: LIGHT OF THE JEDI by Charles Soule

In this installment of the High Republic series, a disaster in hyperspace may cause far greater damage.

NEIGHBORS by Danielle Steel

A Hollywood recluse’s perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.

THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins

A recently arrived dog walker in a Southern gated community falls for a mysterious widower.

OUTLAWED by Anna North

Ada, who apprentices midwifery under her mother, must decide whether to aid a band of outlaws who want to create a safe haven for outcast women.

ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT by Jayne Ann Krentz

The second book in the Fogg Lake series. North Chastain and Sierra Raines use their psychic abilities to search for a deadly artifact.

AMERICAN TRAITOR by Brad Taylor

The 15th book in the Pike Logan series. Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill uncover a plot by China to reclaim Taiwan.

THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones Jr.

When an older slave begins preaching on a Southern plantation, the love between two slaves, Isaiah and Samuel, is seen in a different light.

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. The basis of the Netflix series “Bridgerton.”

THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME by Julia Quinn

The second book in the Bridgerton series. Kate Sheffield gets in the way of Anthony Bridgerton’s intent to marry.

ROMANCING MR. BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn

The fourth book in the Bridgerton series. Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton discover each other’s secrets.

HUSH-HUSH by Stuart Woods

The 56th book in the Stone Barrington series. Old friends come to Stone’s aid as he takes on an expanding cabal of enemies.

THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict

What might have happened during the 11 days in which a rising mystery author went missing in 1926.

NYPD RED 6 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Detectives Kylie MacDonald and Zach Jordan search for a reality TV star who goes missing from her wedding reception.

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