New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
February 5, 2023
1. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Leng
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The 21st book in the Pendergast series. Constance Greene travels back in time to prevent the deaths of her siblings.
3. The House of Wolves
James Patterson and Mike Lupica
After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California.
4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
5. How to Sell a Haunted House
After her parents die, Louise encounters more than she expected in dealing with the family home.
6. The House in the Pines
Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, May returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.
7. Hell Bent
The second book in the Alex Stern series. Alex risks her future at Lethe and Yale to get Darlington out of purgatory.
8. The Boys from Biloxi
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers' footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
9. Demon Copperhead
A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
10. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
11. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee's son gets accused of killing his crush.
12. The Shards
Bret Easton Ellis
In Los Angeles in 1981, a prep school senior becomes obsessed with a new student at the same time he and his circle of friends are taunted by a serial killer.
13. Without a Trace
Charles Vincent meets someone who ignites his passion and must decide whether to walk away from his perfect-from-the-outside life.
14. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
15. 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.
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A version of this list appears in the February 5, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 21, 2023.
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