The American daily newspaper The New York Times publishes multiple weekly lists ranking the best-selling books in the United States. The lists are split in three genres—fiction, nonfiction and children's books. Both the fiction and nonfiction lists are further split into multiple lists.
Changes to the list
Beginning on February 5, 2017, The New York Times introduced revisions to multiple categories in the publication. The revisions included the elimination of the graphic novel/manga and the mass market paperback lists as well as the middle grade e-book and young adult e-book lists.
The following list ranks the number-one best-selling fiction books, in the combined print and e-books category. The most frequent weekly best seller of the year is Camino Island by John Grisham with 5 weeks at the top of the list, followed by The Shack by William P. Young with 4 weeks.
|January 1||The Whistler||John Grisham|
|January 15||The Wrong Side of Goodbye||Michael Connelly|
|January 22||The Mistress||Danielle Steel|
|January 29||A Dog's Purpose||W. Bruce Cameron|
|February 5||Never Never||James Patterson and Candice Fox|
|February 12||A Dog's Purpose||W. Bruce Cameron|
|February 19||Right Behind You||Lisa Gardner|
|February 26||Echoes in Death||J. D. Robb|
|March 5||Heartbreak Hotel||Jonathan Kellerman|
|March 12||The Shack||William P. Young|
|April 9||Mississippi Blood||Greg Iles|
|April 16||The Black Book||James Patterson and David Ellis|
|April 23||The Chosen||J. R. Ward|
|April 30||The Black Book||James Patterson and David Ellis|
|May 7||The Fix||David Baldacci|
|May 14||Golden Prey||John Sandford|
|May 21||16th Seduction||James Patterson and Maxine Paetro|
|May 28||Into the Water||Paula Hawkins|
|June 18||Come Sundown||Nora Roberts|
|June 25||Camino Island||John Grisham|
|July 30||House of Spies||Daniel Silva|
|August 6||The Late Show||Michael Connelly|
|August 20||The Medical Examiner||James Patterson and Maxine Paetro|
|August 27||Any Dream Will Do||Debbie Macomber|
|September 3||Seeing Red||Sandra Brown|
|September 10||"Y" Is for Yesterday||Sue Grafton|
|September 17||Glass Houses||Louise Penny|
|September 24||Secrets in Death||J. D. Robb|
|October 1||A Column of Fire||Ken Follett|
|October 8||The Cuban Affair||Nelson DeMille|
|October 15||Sleeping Beauties||Stephen King and Owen King|
|October 22||Origin||Dan Brown|
|November 12||The Rooster Bar||John Grisham|
|November 19||Two Kinds of Truth||Michael Connelly|
|November 26||The Midnight Line||Lee Child|
|December 3||Hardcore Twenty-Four||Janet Evanovich|
|December 10||The People vs. Alex Cross||James Patterson|
|December 17||Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian||E. L. James|
|December 24||Year One||Nora Roberts|
|December 31||The Rooster Bar||John Grisham|
The following list ranks the number-one best-selling nonfiction books, in the combined print and e-books category. The most frequent weekly best seller of the year was The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls with seven weeks at the top of the list.
- Reid, Calvin (January 26, 2017). "'New York Times' Cuts a Range of Bestseller Lists". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved April 1, 2023.
- "Combined Print & E-Book Fiction Books - Best Sellers - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
- "Combined Print and E-book Nonfiction Books - Best Sellers". New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2017.