June 20, 2021

1. Golden Girl
by Elin Hilderbrand

A Nantucket novelist gets one final summer to watch what happens from the great beyond.

2. Malibu Rising
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.

3. The Last Thing He Told Me
by Laura Dave

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

4. Sooley
by John Grisham

Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.

5. Legacy
by Nora Roberts

Threats put in rhymes and sent from shifting locations escalate as the daughter of a successful fitness celebrity’s own yoga business growws.

6. The Other Black Girl
by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Tension unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

7. The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

8. Project Hail Mary
by Andy Weir

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.

9. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
by Amanda Gorman

The poem read on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.

10. While Justice Sleeps
by Stacey Abrams

When Justice Wynn slips into a coma, his law clerk, Avery Keene, must unravel the clues of a controversial case.

11. The Four Winds
by Kristin Hannah

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

12. That Summer
by Jennifer Weiner

Daisy Shoemaker receives emails intended for a woman leading a more glamorous life and finds there was more to this accident.

13. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

14. Seven Days in June
by Tia Williams

A couple reconnect 20 years after they had a torrid week of love.

15. 21st Birthday
by  James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The 21st book in the Women’s Murder Club series. New evidence changes the investigation of a missing mother.

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A version of this list appears in the June 20, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 5, 2021.

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