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NYT Bestsellers: May 2024

This is an up-to-date list of books from the New York Times Bestseller list, including both fiction and nonfiction titles.

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Fiction

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1

In 1965, a nursing student follows her brother to serve during the Vietnam War and returns to a divided America.

 

 

F HANNAH

2

Lawyers from different backgrounds represent a Black man charged with killing a wealthy white couple in Virginia in 1968.

 

 

F BALDACCI

3

Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.

 

 

SF YARROS

4

Luzia Cotado encounters dangers when her magic draws the attention of the disgraced secretary to Spain's king.

 

 

F BARDUGO

5

The second book in the Empyrean series. Violet Sorrengail’s next round of training might require her to betray the man she loves.

 

 

SF YARROS

6

A collection of six short stories based in New York City around the year 2000 and a novella set during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

F TOWLES

7

The 34th book in the Prey series. Letty and Lucas must find an expert on tropical and infectious diseases before a virus becomes weaponized.

 

 

F SANDFORD

8

A reimagining of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” shines a different light on Mark Twain's classic, revealing new facets of the character of Jim.

 

F EVERETT

9

A widow working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium is aided in solving a mystery by a giant Pacific octopus living there.

 

 

F VAN PELT

10

Secrets held by the residents of a dilapidated neighborhood come to life when a skeleton is found at the bottom of a well.

 

 

F MCBRIDE

11

 

A criminal defense attorney in Biloxi becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s murder.

 

 

F PATTERSON

12

The fifth book in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series. In a quiet community, a new resident is found with a crossbow bolt sticking out of his chest.

 

 

M HOROWITZ

13

 

A woman who works for a mysterious boss takes on a new identity to dig up information on someone.

 

 

F ELSTON

14

 

The third book in the Crescent City series. Bryce wants to return home while Hunt is trapped in Asteri's dungeons.

 

 

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After the secret of her magic to repel attacks is revealed, Freya encounters dangerous tests by the gods.

 

 

F JENSEN

Nonfiction

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1

A trove of items collected by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian’s late husband inspired an appraisal of central figures and pivotal moments of the 1960s.

 

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2

A co-author of “The Coddling of the American Mind” looks at the mental health impacts that a phone-based life has on children.

 

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Fox News anchors and personalities contribute to a collection of reflections on motherhood.

 

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4

 

The Booker Prize-winning author details the attack on him at the Chautauqua Institution in 2022 and the steps he took to heal from it.

 

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5

Meditations and stories about the transformational power of love by the author of “Dusk, Night, Dawn” and “Bird by Bird.”

 

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6

The author of “On Desperate Ground” depicts Captain James Cook’s final voyage and the controversies surrounding its legacy.

 

 

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A death doula portrays some moments experienced by herself and some of her clients as they faced the end of their lives.

 

 

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Carr describes the 17-year relationship he had with a Siberian Forest cat named Masha.

 

 

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9

 

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

 

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10

The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.

 

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11

 

A look at recent scientific research on aging and longevity.

 

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12

The CNN host draws out lessons for the present polarized era from the 17th-century Netherlands, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.

 

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13

The MacArthur Foundation fellow and author of “Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest” reflects on life and success through the lens of basketball.

 

 

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The author of “Operation Paperclip” portrays possible outcomes in the minutes following a nuclear missile launch.

 

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An examination of current struggles America faces with Russia and China.

 

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