New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
January 23, 2022
The daughter of a couple in a loveless marriage is discovered by a British filmmaker and thrust into the public eye.
2. The Midnight Library
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
3. Call Us What We Carry: Poems
A debut collection of poems on identity and history by the presidential inaugural poet who wrote
The Hill We Climb.
4. The Lincoln Highway
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
5. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
6. The Judge's List
The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.
7. Wish You Were Here
Diana O'Toole re-evaluates her seemingly perfect life when a pandemic disrupts her vacation in the Galapagos Islands.
8. The Maid
When a wealthy man is found dead in his room, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel becomes a lead suspect.
9. The Stranger in the Lifeboat
After a ship explodes, 10 people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.
10. Cloud Cuckoo Land
An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
11. Reckless Girls
Six visitors who go to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean encounter death and danger.
12. The Wish
Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
13. Star Wars: The Fallen Star
The third book in the High Republic series. Marchion Ro plans a new attack.
14. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
The ninth book in the Outlander series. As the Revolutionary War moves closer to Fraser's Ridge, Claire and Jamie reunite with their daughter and her family.
15. The School for Good Mothers
After one moment of poor judgment , government officials will decide if Frida Liu will get to keep her child.
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A version of this list appears in the January 23, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 8, 2022.