The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Fiction

New York Times® Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction
July 31, 2016

1. THE BLACK WIDOW
by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits and trains a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.

2. THE GIRLS
by Emma Cline
In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.

3. FIRST COMES LOVE
by Emily Giffin
Two sisters — one a successful lawyer with a small child and an unhappy marriage, the other a single teacher who yearns to be a mother — struggle toward forgiveness after 15 years of estrangement.

4. MAGIC
by Danielle Steel
A year in the intertwined lives of three international couples who participate in a special dinner in Paris.

5. THE GAMES
by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Hired by Olympic organizers to protect the Rio games, Jack Morgan of Private, an international security and consulting firm, encounters dangerous threats.

6. END OF WATCH
by Stephen King
The conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy.

7.* THE NIGHTINGALE
by Kristin Hannah
Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

8. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
by Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.  

9. LIFE DEBT: AFTERMATH
by Chuck Wendig
The continuation of "Star Wars: Aftermath" and the second book of the Aftermath trilogy is set between "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens." A "Star Wars" novel.

10. HERE'S TO US
by Elin Hilderbrand
Sparks fly as a celebrity chef’s ex-wives pile into a small cabin in Nantucket to join his widow for the reading of his will.

11. BEFORE THE FALL
by Noah Hawley
After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.

12. AFTER YOU
by Jojo Moyes
In a sequel to “Me Before You,” Louisa Clark tries to put her life back together after the death of Will Traynor.

13. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by Paula Hawkins
A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

14. FOREIGN AGENT
by Brad Thor
The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath searches for an informant who compromised an American mission in Syria.

15. BELGRAVIA
by Julian Fellowes
Two families, one aristocratic and one wealthy, in Victorian London, from the creator of “Downton Abbey.”

16.* THE NEST
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

17. SWEETBITTER
by Stephanie Danler
A woman moves to New York and experiences a sensual awakening while working at a famous restaurant.

18. AMONG THE WICKED
by Linda Castillo
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder goes undercover as a widow in a reclusive Amish community to investigate a girl's death.

19. THE SINGLES GAME
by Lauren Weisberger

20. HOMEGOING
by Yaa Gyasi
This Ghanaian-American writer’s first novel traces the lives in West Africa and America of seven generations of the descendants of two half sisters.

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Jul. 16, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount, department stores and newsstands. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.