New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 3, 2023
1. Fourth Wing
Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
2. Iron Flame
The second book in the Empyrean series. Violet Sorrengail's next round of training might require her to betray the man she loves.
3. The Edge
The second book in the 6:20 Man series. Travis Devine investigates the murder of the C.I.A. operative Jenny Silkwell in rural Maine.
4. The Little Liar
The actions of an 11-year-old boy help facilitate the delivery of Jewish residents, including his family, to Auschwitz.
5. The Exchange: After The Firm
In a sequel to
Mitch McDeere, who is now a partner at the world's largest law firm, gets caught up in a sinister plot.
6. The Narrow Road Between Desires
Things go awry when Bast accepts a gift.
7. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
Secrets held by the residents of a dilapidated neighborhood come to life when a skeleton is found at the bottom of a well.
8. Resurrection Walk
The seventh book in the Lincoln Lawyer series. Haller and Bosch team up to prove the innocence of a woman in prison for killing her husband.
9. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
10. The Secret
Lee Child and Andrew Child
The 28th book in the Jack Reacher series. It's 1992 and Reacher looks into the cause of a string of mysterious deaths.
11. Dirty Thirty
The 30th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Plum tracks a local jeweler's former security guard and has an overnight stakeout with relatives.
12. System Collapse
The seventh book in the Murderbot Diaries series. The Barish-Estranza corporation might take a colony of humans to use as a free workforce.
13. Pretty Boys Are Poisonous: Poems
A collection of poems exploring how love relationships can affect one's sense of identity.
The private detective Holly Gibney investigates whether a married pair of octogenarian academics had anything to do with Bonnie Dahl's disappearance.
15. Demon Copperhead
Winner of a 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
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A version of this list appears in the December 3, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 18, 2023.
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