The New York Times: Fiction Bestsellers

The top 15 "Combined Print and E-Book Fiction" titles for 09/16/2023, fetched from The New York Times Books API.

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  • 1 (-). VINCE FLYNN: CODE RED, Kyle Mills (Atria/Emily Bestler)
    The 22nd book in the Mitch Rapp series. Rapp and his team try to foil a plot by Russia without being discovered.
  • 2 (1). HOLLY, Stephen King (Scribner)
    The private detective Holly Gibney investigates whether a married pair of octogenarian academics had anything to do with Bonnie Dahl’s disappearance.
  • 3 (4). FOURTH WING, Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower)
    Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
  • 4 (-). 23 1/2 LIES, James Patterson (Grand Central)
    Three thrillers: “23 ½ Lies” (written with Maxine Paetro), “Fallen Ranger” (written with Andrew Bourelle) and “Watch Your Back” (written with Loren D. Estleman).
  • 5 (2). THINGS WE LEFT BEHIND, Lucy Score (Bloom)
    The third book in the Knockemout series. A mogul and a small-town librarian share a dark secret from their past.
  • 6 (-). FALL OF RUIN AND WRATH, Jennifer L. Armentrout (Bramble)
    In a world where only nine cities were spared divine destruction, Calista must decide whether to follow her intuition to safety or court calamity by pursuing a love.
  • 7 (6). TOM LAKE, Ann Patchett (Harper)
    Three daughters, who return to their family orchard in the spring of 2020, learn about their mother’s relationship with a famous actor.
  • 8 (11). LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday)
    A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
  • 9 (9). THE HOUSEMAID, Freida McFadden (Grand Central)
    Troubles surface when a woman looking to make a fresh start takes a job in the home of the Winchesters.
  • 10 (12). TOO LATE, Colleen Hoover (Grand Central)
    Dangers develop when a drug trafficker becomes obsessed with a woman who has a mutual attraction to a D.E.A. agent.
  • 11 (14). THE COVENANT OF WATER, Abraham Verghese (Grove)
    Three generations of a family living on South India’s Malabar Coast suffer the loss of a family member by drowning.
  • 12 (3). PAYBACK IN DEATH, J.D. Robb (St. Martin's)
    The 57th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas looks into the death of an internal affairs captain.
  • 13 (10). ASSISTANT TO THE VILLAIN, Hannah Nicole Maehrer (Red Tower)
    Evie Sage gets a job doing unspecified office duties for the most infamous villain in the kingdom of Rennedawn.
  • 14 (-). DEMON COPPERHEAD, Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)
    Winner of a 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
  • 15 (-). THE VASTER WILDS, Lauren Groff (Riverhead)
    A servant girl, who escapes with almost nothing from a colonial settlement, finds the beliefs she learned are tested.