New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
July 25, 2021
1. The Paper Palace
Miranda Cowley Heller
After an extramarital dalliance, Elle must choose between her husband and her childhood love.
T. J. Newman
A kidnapper demands that a pilot crash his plane with 144 passengers onboard to save his family.
3. Nine Lives
After tragedy upsets her stable family life, Maggie must decide if she will take a risk with a thrill seeker.
4. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
5. Malibu Rising
Taylor Jenkins Reid
An epic party has serious outcomes for four famous siblings.
6. The President's Daughter: A Thriller
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Matthew Keating, a past president and former Navy SEAL, goes on his own to find his abducted teenage daughter.
7. 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.
8. Golden Girl
A Nantucket novelist gets one final summer to watch what happens from the great beyond.
9. The Maidens
A therapist suspects a Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University of committing murder.
10. Razorblade Tears
S. A. Cosby
Two ex-cons must overcome their prejudices about their sons, who were married to each other, to team up and exact revenge on whoever murdered them.
11. The Four Winds
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
12. Project Hail Mary
Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.
Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.
14. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
15. The Personal Librarian
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
A Black woman who becomes one of the most powerful people in the art and book world is forced to hide her true identity.
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A version of this list appears in the July 25, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 10, 2021.
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