New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
August 7, 2022
1. Portrait of an Unknown Woman
The 22nd book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon becomes an art forger to uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud.
2. The 6:20 Man
When his ex-girlfriend turns up dead in his office building, an entry-level investment analyst delves into the halls of economic power.
James Patterson and James O. Born
The 14th book in the Michael Bennett series. When an F.B.I. abduction specialist disappears, Bennett goes outside his jurisdiction.
4. The Hotel Nantucket
The new general manager of a hotel far from its Gilded Age heyday deals with the complicated pasts of her guests and staff.
5. The It Girl
A decade after her first year at Oxford, an expectant mother looks into the mystery of her former best friend's death.
6. Sparring Partners
Homecoming, Strawberry Moon
7. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
8. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960's becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
9. 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.
10. Rising Tiger
The 21st book in the Scot Harvath series. The American spy faces dangers on a mission in an unfamiliar culture.
11. The Bodyguard
When his mother becomes ill, a famous actor returns to his family's ranch and his bodyguard pretends to be his girlfriend
12. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
13. The Retreat
The second book in the Detective Elin Warner series. A woman is found dead at a wellness retreat on an island off the English coast.
The story of a racehorse, an enslaved groom and an itinerant painter reverberates in three different eras.
15. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
A reimagining of
The Island of Doctor Moreau
in which a romance threatens the balance of the world Moreau created.
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A version of this list appears in the August 7, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 23, 2022.
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