New York Times Bestseller List

Sales period of December20-26


  1. Neighbors, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte)  A Hollywood recluse's perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.
  2. The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. (Riverhead) The lives of twin sisters who ran 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.
  3. The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins. (St. Martin's)  A recently arrived dog walker in a Southern gated community falls for a mysterious widower.
  4. Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam)  In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
  5. The Return, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.
  6. A Time For Mercy, by John Grisham (Doubleday) The third book in the Jake Brigance series.  A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.
  7. Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman. (Atria)  A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.


  1. A Promised Land, by Barack Obama. (Crown) In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.
  2. Untamed, by Glennon Doyle. (Dial) The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
  3. Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey. (Crown) The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
  4.  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson. (Random House) The Pultzer Prize-winning journalist reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
  5. Becoming, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
  6. The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson. (Crown)  An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
  7. How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. (One World)  A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
  8. Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man, by Emmanuel Acho. (Flatiron)  A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.




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