Go beyond just the current list of New York Times Fiction Best Sellers to discover every bestselling book listed on the NYT Bestseller List in 2022.
Since 1931, The New York Times has been publishing a weekly list of bestselling books. Since then, becoming a New York Times bestseller has become a dream for virtually every writer.
When I first started reading adult fiction, one of the first places I went for book recommendations was the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers. I wanted to know what books were the most widely read, and start with those.
However, scrolling through the list week by week on The New York Times website is rather annoying. I just wanted all the bestselling fiction books gathered together in one place.
When I couldn’t find it, I decided to create it.
Here are all the New York Times fiction bestsellers from this year. I’ve got the current #1 and this week’s bestselling list, both of which you can find all over the place.
This list also compiles every book that appears on the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list in 2022 for Hardcover Fiction. Every week I update it so you can get the most accurate view of the year in one place.
Since this is a bit of a sprawling post, feel free to jump to the section that most interests you or take your time scrolling through the complete list of New York Times fiction best sellers.
Current #1 New York Times Best Seller
Michael Mann and meg Gardiner
(5 Weeks) Picking up right where the iconic heist film Heat left off, Chris Shiherlis is injured, hiding in Koreatown desperately looking for a way out of Los Angeles. LAPD Detective Vincent Hanna will stop at nothing to track down Shiherlis, the last survivor of McCauley’s crew. Yet, the repercussions of McCauley’s heists and Hannah’s dogged pursuit while last for generations.
Current List of New York Times Best Sellers
1.Heat 2 by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner
New adversaries confront returning characters in situations set before and after the events of the film “Heat.”
2.The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci
When his ex-girlfriend turns up dead in his office building, an entry-level investment analyst delves into the halls of economic power.
3.The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell
Mysteries involving a decades-old cold case, a murder in France and a woman’s return to London are connected.
4.Portrait of an Unknown Man by Daniel Silva
The 22nd book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon becomes an art forger to uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud.
5.The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
The new general manager of a hotel far from its Gilded Age heyday deals with the complicated pasts of her guests and staff.
6.The It Girl by Ruth Ware
A decade after her first year at Oxford, an expectant mother looks into the mystery of her former best friend’s death.
7.Sparring Partners by John Grisham
Three novellas: “Homecoming,” “Strawberry Moon” and “Sparring Partners.”
8.Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
A mother who witnesses her son murder a stranger finds her days are going in reverse and seeks to use that to alter events.
9.Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
10.Shattered by 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.
11.The Midnight Library 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.
12.The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
13.Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
14.Horse by Geraldine Brooks
The story of a racehorse, an enslaved groom and an itinerant painter reverberates in three different eras.
15.The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
Anders is one of many people who wake up with a different appearance and skin color.
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Previous #1 New York Times Fiction Best Sellers
(134 Weeks) For years, Kya Clark has survived alone in the marshes of the North Carolina coast. Dubbed “The Marsh Girl” by the locals, she raises herself in nature after her family abandons her. Now, as she comes of age, she begins to yearn for something more than her loneliness – maybe even a connection with the locals. An exquisitely written tale, Where the Crawdads Sing is one of the best books on nature for you to read.
(88 Weeks) In the Midnight Library, there are two books – one book for the life you’ve lived and one for the one you could have lived. Nora Seed must decide which book to choose from. What if she had made different choices? Would her life truly have been better?
(61 Weeks) Before Owen Michaels disappeared, he smuggled a note to his new wife Hannah: Protect her. Hannah knows he’s referring to his sixteen-year-old daughter Bailey, but Bailey doesn’t want anything to do with Hannah. As Owen’s boss gets arrested and the FBI come knocking, Hannah and Bailey must come together to discover Owen’s secrets.
(30 Weeks) After spending a year at a prison work farm for involuntary manslaughter, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson returns to his Nebraska hometown. With his mother gone and his father recently deceased, Emmett plans to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head West. But his plans are derailed when two friends from the work farm suddenly appear with a scheme of their own.
(20 Weeks) From the master of fiction comes a new novel about a good guy in a bad job. Sniper for hire Billy Summers is picky about his jobs. The decorated Iraq war veteran only accepts hits on men who are truly evil. Before getting out of the game, Billy decides to accept one last job when everything goes wrong.
(20 Weeks) After taking on a criminal syndicate that was paying off a federal judge in The Whistler, Florida Board of Judicial Conduct investigator Lacy Stoltz returns in Grisham’s latest thriller. In her latest case, the crimes are even worse than before. Instead of taking bribes, a corrupt judge is taking lives with his own hit list.
(21 Weeks) Looking for a fresh start, Jess moves into her half-brother’s Paris apartment only to find him missing. The longer Ben stays gone, the more Jess begins to question his living situation. Jess can tell the neighbors know more than they are telling, making each one a viable suspect in this new thriller from the author of The Guest List.
(18 Weeks) How would you react if you called for help from God and He answered? In Albom’s new Christian novel, a group of shipwrecked strangers pulls a man from the sea. He claims to be “The Lord” and can save them, but only if they all believe in him.
(17 Weeks) As a troubled teenager, Maggie Dawes was sent to live with her aunt in a remote North Carolina beach town. Her life is changed forever when she met Bryce Trickett, a handsome local teen who taught her to love the island and introduced her to photography before he heads off to West Point. Now a renowned travel photographer, Maggie recounts the story of her first love to her young assistant after Maggie is diagnosed with a crippling illness.
Dolly Parton and James Patterson
(17 Weeks) James Patterson, one of the bestselling authors of all times, teams up with beloved musician Dolly Parton for a thriller about an up-and-coming singer-songwriter. Singing about the hard life she left behind, her fame is only increasing. When she settles in Nashville looking for her big break, the past she has been running from comes back to haunt her.
(12 Weeks) Although she struggles to interact with people, her love of order and cleanliness makes Molly Gray an excellent maid at the Regency Grand Hotel. When Molly discovers a wealthy guest dead in his hotel bed, the police peg her as the prime suspect due to her unusual behaviors. With the help of her friends, Molly must investigate the murder to prove her innocence in this locked-room mystery.
(11 Weeks) In his first-ever collection of novellas, John Grisham uses the law as a common theme to talk much more about life. In one story, Jake Brigance must deal with the return of a former Clanton lawyer who stole money from clients and then disappeared. Also included are stories of a death row inmate with a final request and two brothers fighting over their inherited law firm.
(9 Weeks) After a breakup, Lizbet Keaton is excited for a fresh start at a newly remodeled Gilded Age hotel. Lizbet is desperate to please the billionaire owner and the popular Instagram influencer staying there this summer. With a charismatic staff with hidden pasts and the ghost of a former chambermaid haunting the halls, Lizbet has her work cut out for her as she tries to maintain the hotel’s reputation and sort out her own love life.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
(9 Weeks) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton teams up with acclaimed mystery novelist Louise Penny in one of the most-anticipated best new thriller books of Fall 2021. Years of American withdrawal from the world stage have left a power vacuum that its enemies have been more than happy to fill. After a series of terrorist attacks, novice Secretary of State Ellen Adams, under the administration of her rival, must unravel a deadly global conspiracy.
(9 Weeks) In the third Archer Book, private investigator Aloysisu Archer has his celebrations with actress Liberty Callahan interrupted on New Year’s Eve in 1953. Screenwriter Eleanor Lamb wants to hire Archer to investigate after a series of phone calls, a suspicious car, and a bloody knife left in her house. When Eleanor disappears and a body is found in her house, Archer must unravel the dark secrets in Hollywood.
(8 Weeks) In the 9th Outlander book, a reunited Claire and Jamie face being torn asunder again as the American Revolution approaches their North Carolina home. After finally being reunited with their daughter Brianna and her family, the family is worried as the tensions of the colonists grow and the perils of the 1700s seem less safe than they thought.
(8 Weeks) In 2021, Amanda Gorman became the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history when she read her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Biden’s inauguration. In her expanded collection, Amanda Gorman becomes a new voice in American poetry.
(7 Weeks) Hitting the upper end of the new adult genre, Sally Rooney’s latest novel follows the lives of four single 30ish Irish protagonists as they try to find their way in life. On a whim, Alice, a novelist, invites Felix, a warehouse worker she just met, to travel to Rome with her. Meanwhile, while recovering from a breakup, Alice’s best friend Eileen begins flirting with Simon, a childhood friend.
Sarah J. Maas
(7 Weeks) In the second book of her Crescent City series, Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar just want some rest after saving Crescent City. As the rebels continue to chip away at the Asteri’s powers, Bryce and Hunt are faced with a decision. Should they keep quiet while others are oppressed or join the rebels fighting the Asteri?
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
(7 Weeks) In another case for the Women’s Murder Club, Lindsay Boxer’s husband is investigating a group determined to repeal the ban on the sale of automatic weapons. The group has been linked to a Mexican cartel bringing large shipments of drugs and guns across the border. Meanwhile, Lindsay is investigating the death of a corrupt cop. When his colleagues begin dying, she suspects someone is trying to silence them.
(6 Weeks) When a young man is murdered on a London houseboat, police investigate three women: his one-night stand Laura, his grieving aunt Carla, and his nosy neighbor Miriam. Even though Miriam spotted Laura leaving the houseboat that night covered in blood, she is loath to say anything. For Miriam knows exactly what it’s like to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
(5 Weeks) Every day, Travis Devine takes the 6:20 commuter train to Manhattan, staring out at all the mansions of the uber-wealthy. When his coworker and former girlfriend is found dead in a storage room at their investment firm, Travis is forced to secretly investigate the firm, uncovering a high stakes conspiracy that lands him directly in the crosshairs of a killer.
(5 Weeks) To provide money for his ailing mother, Harry Booth began stealing at the age of nine and now as an adult has developed in a master thief. When Harry falls for the beautiful Miranda Emerson, he forces himself to ghost her, worried his personal relationship will be used as leverage against him. But his connection to Miranda proves harder to sever than he thought, and know he must face his associates to finally free himself.
(5 Weeks) Recently graduated from Stanford with a master’s in economics, Letty Davenport is getting bored at her desk job with Senator Colles. The adopted daughter of famed detective Lucas Davenport, Letty wants to see more action, so Senator Colles allows her to investigate oil thefts in Texas. Along with a Homeland Security investigator, Letty looks into a domestic militia group with terrifying plans.
J. D. Robb
(4 Weeks) In New York City, a woman’s body is found in the park with her makeup and hair perfectly arranged, clothes decades out of date, and a note saying “Bad Mommy.” The clock is ticking for homicide detective Eve Dallas to find the killer when other women matching the victim’s description go missing.
(4 Weeks) In the 22nd book in the series, Gabriel Allon searches for the world’s greatest art forger. After cutting ties with Israeli intelligence, Gabriel settled in Venice with his family. When he is asked to help investigate the sale of a recently discovered centuries-old painting, Gabriel finds himself dragged into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.
(2 Weeks) In the fifth book of The Terminal List series, former Navy SEAL James Reece sets out on a global search for revenge. After successfully assassinating a target for Israeli intelligence, a woman boards a plane in Burkina Faso, only to have it blow up after takeoff. When Reece learns of her death, he uses all his contacts to find her killer, which might lead him straight into a trap.
(2 Weeks) Growing up a neglected child in a loveless marriage, Antonia Adams has perfected the art of making herself invisible, drawing as little attention as she possibly can. Dreaming of becoming a screenwriter, a summer job at a Hollywood studio unexpectedly lands her a spot in the limelight. Will Antonia be able to face the scrutiny and her demons or fall back into the security of obscurity?
(2 Weeks) From the author of A Little Life, comes three stories spanning three centuries about different versions of the American experiment. In an alternate version of 1893, a person from a distinguished family wants to marry a lowly music teacher. Amid an AIDS epidemic in 1993 Manhattan, a young Hawaiian man keeps secrets from his much older and weather partner. Lastly, a woman grieves the death of her grandfather and searches for her husband in a totalitarian regime in 2093.
(10+ Weeks on the NYT Bestseller List)
V. E. Schwab
(44 Weeks) To escape a forced marriage, Addie LaRue makes a bargain with the devil in 1714. She gets to live forever, but the catch is she will be forgotten by everyone she meets. After 300 years, Addie has become resigned to her fate until she meets a young man who remembers her name.
(21 Weeks) From the author of All the Light We Cannot See comes an ambitious work of literary fiction. Doerr’s novel toggles between three timelines – the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, present-day Idaho, and interstellar ship far in the future. Each piece explores the power of stories as a fictional ancient Greek comedy weaves throughout the entire book. The awe-inspiring power of the written word that Doerr evokes in every sentence will be appreciated by literary fiction lovers.
(17 Weeks) In a last-ditch effort to save Earth from an extinction-level event, a group of astronauts is sent on a desperate mission in a cobbled-together spacecraft. But when Ryland Grace wakes up, he has no memory of his mission or why the rest of the crew is dead. The sole survivor, he must take on an impossible task with no margin for failure.
(13 Weeks) Diana O’Toole has her life perfectly mapped out and with her 30th birthday on the horizon, she is right on target to get engaged to her doctor boyfriend. When a virus breaks out in the city, Finn encourages Diana to go on their nonrefundable trip to the Galapagos Islands without him. Soon, Diana finds herself quarantined on the island during the pandemic and begins to reexamine her choices and priorities in life.
(14 Weeks) When her mother dies just before their planned mother-daughter trip to Italy, Katy decides to still spend the summer exploring the Amalfi coast as she grieves. Magically, Katy meets a younger version of her mother, giving Katy a whole new perspective on her mother as a person.
(15 Weeks) Elizabeth Zott has always defied stereotyping, especially as the only woman chemist at the Hastings Research Institute in the 1960s. After falling in love with another chemist who sees her for who she is, life throws her a curveball. Now as a single mom, she unexpectedly finds herself the host of a tv cooking show. When Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking charms her audience, the women who watch her begin to question the status quo in their own lives, making Elizabeth a target of those who find the change unwelcome.
(5+ Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List)
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
(8 Weeks) Ray Carney, a family man who sells furniture on 125th Street, gets a new clientele made up of vicious and unsavory characters.
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Mercy by David Baldacci
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
(6 Weeks) A death on New Year’s Eve, an unsolved murder and a hunt for serial rapists bring Bosch and Ballard back together.
Meant to Be by Emily Giffin
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
(5 Weeks) A widow starring in a beach house renovation reality show gets caught up in competing love interests and an old missing persons case.
Book of Night by Holly Black
(5 Weeks) A bartender working at a Berkshires dive bar deals with doppelgängers, billionaires and magicians seeking a vast and terrible power.
Fear No Evil by James Patterson
The Horsewoman by James Patterson and Mike Lupica
The Club by Ellery Lloyd
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline
The It Girl by Ruth Ware
(2-4 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List)
When given seven days to cross over, Wallace tries to pack in a lifetime’s worth of living in that week.
Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
The 21st book in the Inspector Lynley series. Lynley pursues a killer who might be hiding in North London’s Nigerian community.
One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner
The second book in the Frankie Elkin series. Frankie searches for a young man who went missing during a bachelor party camping trip.
Devil House by John Darnielle
A crime writer re-examines his work after moving into a house where a pair of briefly notorious murders took place.
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
Miss Nan O’Dea becomes the mistress of Agatha Christie’s husband.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Eleanor Bennett’s inheritance for her two children challenges what they knew about their lineage and identity.
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Atlas Blakely recruits six candidates to fight for five spots in a secret society of magical academicians.
The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh
When a marine biologist suffers a serious illness, she must tell her husband about the other love of her life.
Shadow’s Reel by C. J. Box
The 22nd book in the Joe Pickett series. A fishing guide’s murder, stolen falcons and a Nazi official’s photo album heighten the danger.
The Lightning Rod by Brad Meltzer
The second book in the Escape Artist series. Zig stumbles upon a hidden group that threatens America’s safety and security.
High Stakes by Danielle Steel
A new assistant seeks to shake things up at a boutique literary and talent agency where damaging secrets have been kept hidden.
The Match by Harlan Coben
The second book in the Wilde series. Questions surface when Wilde connects with family members who have been out of his life.
The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
When her family’s home is threatened, Gabriela Rose goes with her ex-husband to seek lost treasure in the jungles of Peru.
French Braid by Anne Tyler
The ups and downs of a Baltimore family from the 1950s to the pandemic present.
The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
In 1937 Ukraine, a history student transforms into a hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death and is sent to America on a goodwill tour.
Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
A second collection of poems by the MacArthur fellow and author of “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.”
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
In a follow-up to “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” a new technology gives the potential to save and share every memory one has ever had.
Beautiful by Danielle Steel
A supermodel deals with the effects of a terror attack at an airport in Brussels on her life and appearance.
City on Fire by Don Winslow
Two rival crime families that control all of New England start a war against each other.
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
A 40-year-old woman finds new meaning in past events when she goes back in time and relives her 16th birthday in 1996.
Tom Clancy: Zero Hour by Don Bentley
Jack Ryan Jr. appears to be the only person who can stop a second Korean war.
The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
An actress escaping bad press goes to a Vermont lake house and uncovers secrets within a neighboring couple’s marriage.
Escape by James Patterson and David Ellis
The third book in the Billy Harney thriller series. Detective Harney goes after a billionaire crime boss and a prison escape artist.
Lapvona by Otessa Moshfegh
When a motherless shepherd boy gets in violent proximity to a depraved lord’s family, occult forces upset the old order in a medieval fief.
The Measure by Nikki Erlick
People around the world receive a small wooden box telling them the exact number of years they will live.
Suspects by Danielle Steel
A C.I.A. agent on a covert mission develops a relationship with a woman who is considered fashion royalty and has a tragic past.
Rising Tiger by Brad Thor
The 21st book in the Scot Harvath series. The American spy faces dangers on a mission in an unfamiliar culture.
Shattered by 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.
One Hit Wonders
(1 Week on the New York Times Best Seller List)