Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of January 17, 2021

  1. THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett. 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.
  2. THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab. A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
  3. THE RETURN by Nicholas Sparks. A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
  4. READY PLAYER TWO by Ernest Cline. In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.
  5. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
  6. ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Fredrik Backman. A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
  7. A TIME FOR MERCY by John Grisham. The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
  8. 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.
  9. THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig. Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
  10. DEADLY CROSS by James Patterson. The 28th book in the Alex Cross series. An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.
  11. DAYLIGHT by David Baldacci. The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister overlaps with a military investigator’s hunt for someone involved in a global conspiracy.
  12. THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley. A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
  13. THE AWAKENING by Nora Roberts. The first book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen Kelly travels through a portal in Ireland to a land of faeries and mermaids.
  14. 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.
  15. THE SENTINEL by Lee Child and Andrew Child. Jack Reacher intervenes on an ambush in Tennessee and uncovers a conspiracy.

Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists