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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.