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New York Times Bestseller List

Sales period of May 15-21



  1. Happy Place, by Emily Henry. (Berkley) A former couple pretend to be together for the sake of their friends during their annual getaway in Maine.
  2. Fourth Wing, by Rebecca Yarros. (Red Tower) Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
  3. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus. (Doubleday) A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
  4. Yellowface, by R.F. Kuang. (Morrow) June Hayward, a struggling writer, must conceal the fact that she stole Athena Liu’s just-finished masterpiece after Liu’s sudden death.
  5. Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver. (Harper) A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
  6. The 23rd Midnight, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little,Brown) The 23rd book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer tracks a copycat killer.
  7. Queen Charlotte, by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes. (Avon) Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz weds King George III and contends with the politics of the court.
  8. Simply Lies, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) A former detective becomes the prime suspect in a murder case involving a man with mob ties who was in witness protection.
  9. True Love Experiment, by Christina Lauren. (Gallery) A successful romance novelist stars as the romantic lead in a reality TV show.



  1. The Wager, by David Grann. (Doubleday) The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.
  2. Spare, by Prince Harry. (Random House) The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle
  3. .I'm Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy. (Simon & Schuster) The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
  4. The Light We Carryby Michelle Obama. (Crown) The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.
  5. King: A life, by Jonathan Eig. (Farrar, Strause & Giroux) A biography of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., which includes new archival material and reflections from some who worked, lived and fought with him.
  6. Look For Me There, by Luke Russett. (Harper Horizon) The Emmy Award–winning journalist details how he grieved for his late father and sought to make his own way.
  7. Poverty, By America, Matthew Desmond. (Crown) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted” examines the ways in which affluent Americans keep poor people poor.






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