Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of January 19, 2020

  1. 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.
  2. THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
  3. SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid. Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.
  4. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
  5. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett. A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.
  6. CRISS CROSS by James Patterson. The 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed.
  7. THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King. Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
  8. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes. In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.
  9. A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci. When Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s kidnapping from 30 years ago, she winds up tracking a potential serial killer.
  10. BLUE MOON by Lee Child. Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
  11. THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.
  12. THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood. In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
  13. OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout. In a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” new relationships, including a second marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine.
  14. THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern. Zachary Ezra Rawlins fights to save a labyrinthine underground repository of stories.
  15. TWISTED TWENTY-SIX by Janet Evanovich. The 26th book in the Stephanie Plum series. A New Jersey gangster’s associates go after a bounty hunter’s widowed grandmother.

 Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists