New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

Week of January 16th (list limited to titles available at the library)

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The Vanishing Half

by Brit Bennett

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.

The Scorpion’s Tail

by Douglas Preston

The second book in the Nora Kelly series. An F.B.I. agent and an archaeologist identify a mummified corpse and its gruesome cause of death.


by Danielle Steel

A Hollywood recluse’s perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.

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.

Where The Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

The Invisible Life Of Addie Larue

by VE Schwab

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

The Return

by Nicholas Sparks

A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.

A Time For Mercy

by John Grisham

The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.

Ready Player Two

by Ernest Cline

In a sequel to “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.


by Maggie O'Farrell

An imagined exploration of how the death of an 11-year-old boy to the Black Plague in 1596 might have affected a famous playwright and his wife.


by Anna North

Ada, who apprentices midwifery under her mother, must decide whether to aid a band of outlaws who want to create a safe haven for outcast women.

Deadly Cross

by James Patterson

The 28th book in the Alex Cross series. An investigation of a double homicide sends Alex Cross to Alabama.

The Guest List

by Lucy Foley

A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.