New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2011 Complete List Page 1

There are 256 books in the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2011 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Help

Weeks on the list: 45

by: Kathryn Stockett
Release date: Feb 10, 2009
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A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.

2. Water For Elephants

Weeks on the list: 35

by: Sara Gruen
Release date: May 01, 2007
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After his parents die in a car accident, young veterinary student — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.

3. A Game Of Thrones

Weeks on the list: 24

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.

4. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’S Nest

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: May 25, 2010
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The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

5. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Weeks on the list: 22

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Sep 16, 2008
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A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress 40 years earlier; the first volume in the Millennium trilogy.

6. Cutting For Stone

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Abraham Verghese
Release date: Feb 03, 2009
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Twin brothers, conjoined at birth and then separated, grow up amid the political turmoil of Ethiopia.

7. Room

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Emma Donoghue
Release date: Sep 13, 2010
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The entire world of the 5-year-old boy who narrates this novel is the 11-by-11-foot room in which his mother is being held prisoner.

8. A Clash Of Kings

Weeks on the list: 16

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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From the citadel of Dragonstone to the shores of Winterfell, factions vie for control of a divided land: Book 2 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

9. The Paris Wife

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Paula McLain
Release date: Feb 22, 2011
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Hadley Richardson comes into her own as Ernest Hemingway’s long-suffering first wife in this novel, set in Paris.

10. The Girl Who Played With Fire

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Jul 28, 2009
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In the second volume of the Millennium trilogy, a Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.

11. The Confession

Weeks on the list: 14

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 26, 2010
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A criminal wants to save an innocent man on death row, but he must convince the authorities he’s telling the truth.

12. The Lincoln Lawyer

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Michael Connelly
Release date: Oct 01, 2005
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Routinely doing business from his Lincoln Town Cars, the bottom-feeding attorney Mickey Haller is asked to defend the scion of a wealthy family who might not be guilty of a murderous crime.

13. A Dance With Dragons

Weeks on the list: 13

by: George R R Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

14. The Mill River Recluse

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Darcie Chan
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
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Only one man knows an abused widow’s secrets, which revealed will change lives in her small Vermont town.

15. Sarah’S Key

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Tatiana de Rosnay
Release date: Jun 12, 2007
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A contemporary American journalist investigates what happened to a little girl and her family during the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942.

16. The Abbey

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Chris Culver
Release date: May 07, 2013
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Against orders, a former homicide detective begins an investigation into his niece’s murder.

17. Something Borrowed

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Emily Giffin
Release date: Apr 01, 2010
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A maid of honor to her charmed friend, Rachel White has always played by the rules. But that changes on her 30th birthday.

18. 10Th Anniversary

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: May 02, 2011
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Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club race to find a missing baby.

19. Smokin’ Seventeen

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Jun 21, 2011
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A killer is after the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, who faces further complications as she tries to choose a boyfriend.

20. Now You See Her

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
Release date: Jun 27, 2011
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Nina Bloom, who years ago changed her identity to save her life, is forced to confront the past and the killer she thought she had escaped.

21. The Affair

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
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For Jack Reacher, an elite military police officer, it all started in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up.

22. The Best Of Me

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Oct 11, 2011
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Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

23. Tick Tock

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
Release date: Jan 24, 2011
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The New York detective Michael Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague to solve a rash of horrifying crimes that are throwing the city into chaos.

24. The Fifth Witness

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Michael Connelly
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
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The defense lawyer Mickey Haller represents a woman facing home foreclosure who is accused of killing a banker.

25. The Sixth Man

Weeks on the list: 8

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 19, 2011
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The lawyer for an alleged serial killer is murdered, and two former Secret Service agents are on the case.

26. State Of Wonder

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Ann Patchett
Release date: Jun 07, 2011
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In the Amazon basin, a medical researcher searches for her former mentor, a despotic scientist who is developing a miracle fertility drug.

27. The Christmas Wedding

Weeks on the list: 8

by: James Patterson Richard DiLallo
Release date: Oct 17, 2011
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A widow keeps the identity of the new man she is about to marry a secret as her children gather for Christmas.

28. Buried Prey

Weeks on the list: 7

by: John S ford
Release date: May 10, 2011
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The Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport investigates the murders of two girls who were kidnapped in 1985 and whose bodies have just been found.

29. Kill Me If You Can

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson Marshall Karp
Release date: Aug 29, 2011
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When a young man finds a bag of diamonds, he gets the attention of the Ghost, a major assassin.

30. The Marriage Plot

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Jeffrey Eugenides
Release date: Oct 11, 2011
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Three Brown graduates in the early 1980s wrestle with love, religion and coming of age.

Last updated on December 21, 2021