New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 11, 2022
1. The Choice
The third book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen Siobhan Kelly confronts darkness during her first Christmas in both Talamh and Ireland.
2. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
3. The Boys from Biloxi
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers' footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
4. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
5. A Christmas Memory
Richard Paul Evans
In 1967, the joy of the holiday season seems out of reach to a boy whose brother died in the Vietnam War and father lost his job.
Musicians from different backgrounds are attracted to each other and a mother flees with her son from an abusive husband.
7. The Whittiers
After tragedy strikes, six adult children return to the family home without their parents for the first time.
8. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee's son gets accused of killing his crush.
9. Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine
The 29th book in the Stephanie Plum series. The man who abducted the office manager at Vinnie's Bail Bonds demands a mysterious coin in exchange for her.
10. Triple Cross
Detective Alex Cross and the true-crime author Thomas Tull search for a serial killer known as the Family Man.
11. Desert Star
Ballard and Bosch bury old resentments as they go after two killers.
12. Demon Copperhead
A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
13. No Plan B: A Jack Reacher Novel
Lee Child and Andrew Child
The 27th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher goes after a killer but is unaware of the bigger implications.
14. Our Missing Hearts
Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner goes on a quest to find his mother, a Chinese American poet whose work he was taught to disavow.
Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.
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A version of this list appears in the December 11, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 26, 2022.
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