New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2011 Complete List Page 1

There are 246 books in the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2011 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’S Nest

Weeks on the list: 41

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.

2. The Paris Wife

Weeks on the list: 38

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.

3. A Dance With Dragons

Weeks on the list: 22

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.”

4. The Help

Weeks on the list: 22

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

5. State Of Wonder

Weeks on the list: 16

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.

6. Room

Weeks on the list: 14

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.

7. The Night Circus

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Erin Morgenstern
Release date: Sep 13, 2011
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Two young rivals at a magical circus become collaborators as they fall in love.

8. The Confession

Weeks on the list: 13

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.

9. One Summer

Weeks on the list: 12

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Jun 14, 2011
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As Christmas nears, a terminally ill man is preparing his family for his death when another tragedy strikes.

10. Dead Or Alive

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Tom Clancy Grant Blackwood
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
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Familiar Clancy characters appear as an intelligence group tracks a vicious terrorist called the Emir.

11. The Land Of Painted Caves

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Jean M Auel
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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The latest volume in a series that began with “The Clan of the Cave Bear,” set during the ice age.

12. Dead Reckoning

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Charlaine Harris
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse seeks the culprit in a firebombing.

13. Sing You Home

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Jodi Picoult
Release date: Mar 01, 2011
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Picoult takes on the issue of gay rights in this novel about a music therapist who desperately wants a child.

14. The Fifth Witness

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

15. 10Th Anniversary

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

16. The Sixth Man

Weeks on the list: 9

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.

17. Against All Enemies

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Tom Clancy Peter Telep
Release date: Jun 14, 2011
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Maxwell Moore pursues the terrorists who killed his C.I.A. colleagues in a bomb attack in Pakistan.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. The Marriage Plot

Weeks on the list: 9

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.

22. What The Night Knows

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Dean Koontz
Release date: Dec 28, 2010
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Someone is murdering entire families — recreating in detail a crime spree that took place two decades earlier — and a homicide detective is certain that his own family will be targets.

23. I’Ll Walk Alone

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Mary Higgins Clark
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
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A woman haunted by the disappearance of her young son discovers that someone has stolen her identity.

24. Maine

Weeks on the list: 8

by: J Courtney Sullivan
Release date: Jun 14, 2011
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Three generations of a family’s women take guilt, secrets and old wounds on a beach retreat.

25. The Affair

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

26. The Sense Of An Ending

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Julian Barnes
Release date: Oct 05, 2011
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In this Man Booker Prize-winning novel, an unexpected bequest causes a man in his 60s to question his understanding of the past.

27. Tick Tock

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

28. Towers Of Midnight

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Robert Jordan Br on S erson
Release date: Jan 31, 2011
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The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age, and Perrin Aybara is hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership; Book 13 of the Wheel of Time fantasy series.

29. A Discovery Of Witches

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Deborah Harkness
Release date: Feb 08, 2011
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The recovery of a lost ancient manuscript in a library at Oxford sets a fantastical underworld stirring.

30. Toys

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson Neil McMahon
Release date: Mar 14, 2011
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Hays Baker, a top operative for the Agency of Change and a national hero, suddenly finds himself a hunted fugitive who must fight to save humans from extinction.

Last updated on December 8, 2021