New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 1

There are 294 books in the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Fifty Shades Darker

Weeks on the list: 42

by: E L James
Release date: Jan 03, 2017
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Ana Steele learns more about Christian Grey’s troubled past; the second book in a trilogy.

2. Fifty Shades Of Grey

Weeks on the list: 42

by: E L James
Release date: Jan 29, 2013
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An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in a trilogy.

3. Fifty Shades Freed

Weeks on the list: 41

by: E L James
Release date: Jan 16, 2018
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The final book in an erotic trilogy.

4. Gone Girl

Weeks on the list: 28

by: Gillian Flynn
Release date: Jun 05, 2012
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A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

5. Bared To You

Weeks on the list: 25

by: Sylvia Day
Release date: Feb 01, 2014
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Two troubled people develop an intense, obsessive relationship.

6. A Game Of Thrones

Weeks on the list: 22

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.

7. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’S Nest

Weeks on the list: 21

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

8. The Marriage Bargain

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Jennifer Probst
Release date: Aug 17, 2012
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A billionaire who needs a wife offers a one-year marriage in name only to a bookstore owner who must save her family home, but complications ensue.

9. The Girl Who Played With Fire

Weeks on the list: 19

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.

10. Fifty Shades Trilogy

Weeks on the list: 18

by: E L James
Release date: Apr 17, 2012
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The three “Fifty Shades” novels in one bundle.

11. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Weeks on the list: 17

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.

12. The Lucky One

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Sep 30, 2008
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A Marine returning home sets out to track down the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

13. The Litigators

Weeks on the list: 15

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 25, 2011
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Partners in a small law firm take on a big case after a fast-track burnout joins them.

14. The Help

Weeks on the list: 15

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

15. Defending Jacob

Weeks on the list: 13

by: William L ay
Release date: Jan 31, 2012
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An assistant district attorney’s life is shaken when his 14-year-old son is accused of murder.

16. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Release date: Apr 01, 2012
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A journal reveals Lincoln’s fight against the undead; by the author of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

17. The Innocent

Weeks on the list: 11

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 17, 2012
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A hitman who has become a target of the government rescues a teenage girl whose parents have been murdered and who may be at the center of a dangerous conspiracy.

18. The Casual Vacancy

Weeks on the list: 11

by: J K Rowling
Release date: Sep 27, 2012
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The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; a novel for adults by the creator of Harry Potter.

19. 11/22/63

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Stephen King
Release date: Nov 08, 2011
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An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.

20. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
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A precocious boy goes on a scavenger hunt through New York’s five boroughs in search of the lock that fits a key belonging to his father, who died on Sept. 11.

21. Calico Joe

Weeks on the list: 9

by: John Grisham
Release date: Apr 10, 2012
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A pitcher beans a promising rookie, ending both careers; years later, the pitcher’s son brings them together.

22. On The Island

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Tracey Garvis-Graves
Release date: Jun 07, 2012
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An English teacher and the teenage boy she has agreed to tutor are stranded on an island when the seaplane taking them to join his family in the Maldives crashes in the Indian Ocean.

23. 11Th Hour

Weeks on the list: 9

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: May 07, 2012
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Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer.

24. Reflected In You

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Sylvia Day
Release date: Oct 02, 2012
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Eva and Gideon, of “Bared to You,” continue to struggle to make their relationship work.

25. Beautiful Disaster

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jamie McGuire
Release date: Jul 12, 2012
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Abby believes she has enough distance from her dark past, but at college she’s quickly challenged by an attractive but dangerous man.

26. The Light Between Oceans

Weeks on the list: 8

by: M L Stedman
Release date: Jul 31, 2012
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An Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife decide to keep a baby who has washed ashore.

27. The Racketeer

Weeks on the list: 8

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
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An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange this information about who murdered a judge for his freedom.

28. Life Of Pi

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Yann Martel
Release date: Jun 04, 2002
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An allegory on the high seas, in which a teenage boy and a 450-pound tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat after a shipwreck.

29. Death Comes To Pemberley

Weeks on the list: 8

by: P D James
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy marry, their comfortable life is shaken by a murder, as James recreates the world of “Pride and Prejudice” with a mysterious twist.

30. Private: #1 Suspect

Weeks on the list: 8

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Jan 02, 2012
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When a former lover’s dead body is found in his bed, Jack Morgan, a former Marine and the head of an investigative firm, is accused of murder.

Last updated on December 21, 2021