Best Sellers – Books – Jan. 23, 2022 – The New York Times

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30 weeks on the list
by Colleen Hoover
A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.
28 weeks on the list
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.
5 weeks on the list
by Colleen Hoover
Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.
New this week
by Danielle Steel
The daughter of a couple in a loveless marriage is discovered by a British filmmaker and thrust into the public eye.
23 weeks on the list
by Madeline Miller
A reimagining of Homer’s “Iliad” that is narrated by Achilles' companion Patroclus.
New this week
by Jamie Raskin
The Maryland congressman describes leading the impeachment effort against the former president shortly after his son’s death by suicide and the insurrection at the Capitol.
72 weeks on the list
by Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
8 weeks on the list
edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein
Viewing America’s entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from The New York Times Magazine.
15 weeks on the list
by Michelle Zauner
The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
9 weeks on the list
by Will Smith with Mark Manson
The actor, producer and musician tells his life story and lessons he learned along the way.
New this week
by Danielle Steel
The daughter of a couple in a loveless marriage is discovered by a British filmmaker and thrust into the public eye.
57 weeks on the list
by Matt Haig
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
5 weeks on the list
by Amanda Gorman
A debut collection of poems on identity and history by the presidential inaugural poet who wrote “The Hill We Climb.”
14 weeks on the list
by Amor Towles
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
34 weeks on the list
by Laura Dave
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
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New this week
by Jamie Raskin
The Maryland congressman describes leading the impeachment effort against the former president shortly after his son’s death by suicide and the insurrection at the Capitol.
8 weeks on the list
edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein
Viewing America’s entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from The New York Times Magazine.
9 weeks on the list
by Will Smith with Mark Manson
The actor, producer and musician tells his life story and lessons he learned along the way.
25 weeks on the list
by Michelle Zauner
The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
14 weeks on the list
by Dave Grohl
A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
36 weeks on the list
by Colleen Hoover
A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.
44 weeks on the list
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.
22 weeks on the list
by Colleen Hoover
Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.
24 weeks on the list
by Colleen Hoover
A casual sexual relationship between Tate and Miles becomes more complicated than they expected.
16 weeks on the list
by Ali Hazelwood
A young professor agrees to pretend to be a third-year Ph.D. candidate’s boyfriend.
168 weeks on the list
by Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
5 weeks on the list
by bell hooks
The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.
2 weeks on the list
by Joan Didion
Winner of the National Book Award in 2005. The late writer recounts her daughter’s illness and husband’s death.
91 weeks on the list
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
178 weeks on the list
by Yuval Noah Harari
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
111 weeks on the list
by James Clear

6 weeks on the list
by Brené Brown

110 weeks on the list
by Charlie Mackesy

235 weeks on the list
by Mark Manson

2 weeks on the list
by Alex Snodgrass

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326 weeks on the list
by R.J. Palacio
A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
11 weeks on the list
by Rick Riordan
Ana Dakkar faces the weekend trials at the Harding-Pencroft Academy.
156 weeks on the list
by Alan Gratz
Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
9 weeks on the list
by Sharon M. Draper
In this sequel to “Out of My Mind,” Melody goes to summer camp.
12 weeks on the list
by R.J. Palacio
A young boy sets out on a perilous journey across America to rescue his father.
2 weeks on the list
by Stacey Abrams. Illustrated by Kitt Thomas
Stacey is entered into a spelling bee by her teacher.
New this week
by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Rafael López
Two siblings relieve their boredom with their imaginations.
14 weeks on the list
by Amanda Gorman. Illustrated by Loren Long
A children’s anthem for change.
5 weeks on the list
by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson. Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith
A young Black girl traces her ancestry for a school assignment.
8 weeks on the list
by Alice Schertle. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Little Blue Truck delivers Valentine's Day cards to all his farm animal friends.
668 weeks on the list
by J.K. Rowling
A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
669 weeks on the list
written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney
The travails and challenges of adolescence.
15 weeks on the list
by Holly Jackson
Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
604 weeks on the list
by Rick Riordan
A boy battles mythological monsters.
31 weeks on the list
by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena must battle evil forces threatening her realm.
206 weeks on the list
by Karen M. McManus
For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
2 weeks on the list
by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Two lovers reconnect in this sequel to “What If It’s Us.”
4 weeks on the list
by Dustin Thao
After the death of her boyfriend, Sam, Julie can still reach him via cellphone.
240 weeks on the list
by Angie Thomas
A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
6 weeks on the list
by Karen M. McManus
Three friends skip school together and become involved in a murder.
A version of this list appears in the January 23, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings on weekly lists reflect sales for the week ending January 8, 2022. Lists are published early online.
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A version of this list appears in the January 23, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings on weekly lists reflect sales for the week ending January 8, 2022. Lists are published early online.
More about our methodology
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