New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2020 Complete List Page 1

There are 221 books in the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers 2020 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Where The Crawdads Sing

Weeks on the list: 47

by: Delia Owens
Release date: Aug 14, 2018
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In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

2. American Dirt

Weeks on the list: 36

by: Jeanine Cummins
Release date: Jan 21, 2020
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A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.

3. Little Fires Everywhere

Weeks on the list: 33

by: Celeste Ng
Release date: Sep 12, 2017
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An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

4. The Vanishing Half

Weeks on the list: 28

by: Brit Bennett
Release date: Jan 01, 2020
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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.

5. The Silent Patient

Weeks on the list: 23

by: Alex Michaelides
Release date: May 05, 2020
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Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

6. The Guest List

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Lucy Foley
Release date: Jun 02, 2020
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A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.

7. The Dutch House

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Ann Patchett
Release date: Jan 05, 2021
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A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.

8. The Guardians

Weeks on the list: 17

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.

9. The Giver Of Stars

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Jojo Moyes
Release date: Oct 08, 2019
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In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.

10. Anxious People

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Fredrik Backman
Release date: Sep 08, 2020
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A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

11. Camino Winds

Weeks on the list: 14

by: John Grisham
Release date: Feb 23, 2021
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The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.

12. 28 Summers

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Elin Hilderbr
Release date: Jun 16, 2020
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A relationship that started in 1993 between Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud comes to light while she is on her deathbed and his wife runs for president.

13. The Return

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Jan 01, 2020
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A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.

14. The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Heather Morris
Release date: Sep 04, 2018
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A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

15. Such A Fun Age

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Kiley Reid
Release date: Dec 31, 2019
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Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.

16. Walk The Wire

Weeks on the list: 10

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 21, 2020
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The sixth book in the Memory Man series. Decker and Jamison investigate a murder in a North Dakota town in a fracking boom.

17. The Evening And The Morning

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Ken Follett
Release date: Sep 15, 2020
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In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.

18. A Time For Mercy

Weeks on the list: 9

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 13, 2020
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The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.

19. If It Bleeds

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Stephen King
Release date: Apr 21, 2020
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Four novellas: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” “The Life of Chuck,” “Rat” and “If It Bleeds.”

20. Normal People

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Sally Rooney
Release date: Apr 16, 2019
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The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

21. Then She Was Gone

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Lisa Jewell
Release date: Apr 17, 2018
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Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions.

22. The Last Wish

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Andrzej Sapkowski
Release date: Dec 14, 2008
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Linked stories follow the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, a monster-slaying mercenary.

23. The Sentinel

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Lee Child Andrew Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2020
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Jack Reacher intervenes on an ambush in Tennessee and uncovers a conspiracy.

24. The Invisible Life Of Addie Larue

Weeks on the list: 7

by: V.E. Schwab
Release date: Oct 06, 2020
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A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

25. Fortune And Glory

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Nov 03, 2020
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The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie deals with a soldier of fortune from Little Havana.

26. In Five Years

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Rebecca Serle
Release date: Mar 10, 2020
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A Manhattan lawyer finds herself confronting a vision she had when elements of it come to life on schedule.

27. The Boy From The Woods

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Harlan Coben
Release date: Mar 17, 2020
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When a girl goes missing, a private investigator’s feral childhood becomes an asset in the search.

28. Big Summer

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Jennifer Weiner
Release date: May 05, 2020
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Daphne Berg’s former best friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her wedding in Cape Cod.

29. The Summer House

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Brendan DuBois
Release date: Jun 08, 2020
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Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former N.Y.P.D. cop, investigates a mass murder near a lake in Georgia.

30. The Order

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Daniel Silva
Release date: Jul 14, 2020
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The 20th book in the Gabriel Allon series. The art restorer and spy cuts his family’s vacation short to investigate whether Pope Paul VII was murdered.

Last updated on December 21, 2021