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Looking for a popular book recommendation? Explore the best-selling books right now to see what’s hot and trending. You’ll quickly and easily decide what to read next based on what everyone else is loving at the moment. See what made the current list below.

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BESTSELLING BOOK

The Women by Kristin Hannah: This historical fiction novel was on the most bestseller lists for months now.

It’s easily one of Hannah’s best books yet, transporting the reader to the Vietnam War (and its aftermath) through the eyes of a young female nurse.

I thought it was excellent on audio. (My rating: ★★★★★)

Top 10 Best-Selling Books Right Now: What Everyone’s Reading

Below are the top ten best-selling books based on an analysis of data from major retailers and resources (in alphabetical order):

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: This fantasy re-telling of Beauty and the Beast remains a huge hit, thanks to its popularity on social media. It seems like EVERYONE is reading it right now, and it definitely delivers. (My rating: ★★★★★; ACOTAR Reading Guides)

Eruption by Michael Crichton and James Patterson: When two insanely popular authors team up, books are sold! This one’s about a suspenseful thriller about a Hawaiian volcano that’s about to erupt. That, combined with a military secret, threatens the world.

Funny Story by Emily Henry: This modern romantic comedy centers on two people who fake date each other after their exes get together. They share an apartment and help each other cope with family drama, as things start to heat up between them for real. It’s a really fun couple, and it totally lives up to the hype, with all the quippy dialogue her readers crave. (My rating: ★★★★☆; Emily Henry Books Ranked)

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden: This is book one in a viral psychological thriller series about a locked-in housemaid that’s beloved on social media. Over a million copies have been sold, which is a very rare feat. It’s remained popular for quote some time now.

The Housemaid is Watching by Freida McFadden: The recent release of book three in this psychological thriller series sold the most copies (by my calculations) this week. Good news if you haven’t read The Housemaid, but want to pick it up — you can read it as a standalone!

On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service by Anthony Fauci: This is the memoir of the doctor who shaped the COVID-19 pandemic — a #1 New York Times bestseller that dives into his life and career.

Red Sky Mourning by Jack Carr: The final book in the Terminal List series is a hit with readers. Here, Navy SEAL sniper James Reece races to dismantle a conspiracy threatening America, involving a rogue Chinese submarine, a tech mogul’s quantum computing revolution, and a foreign-controlled politician.

Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand: The “Queen of the Beach Reads” released her final novel, an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. It’s simply a must if you like her books and/or want a salacious summer read. It captures everything her readers love (from intrigue to drama and more), and it goes out with a bang. (My rating: ★★★★★; Swan Song Discussion Questions)

The Women by Kristin Hannah: This historical fiction novel is very high on the bestseller lists for the fifth month now. It’s easily one of her best books yet, transporting the reader to the Vietnam War (and its aftermath) through the eyes of a young female nurse. I thought it was excellent on audio. (My rating: ★★★★★; The Women Discussion Questions)

You Like It Darker by Stephen King: is a new collection of dark stories from the master of horror about everything from fate to mortality, luck, and more. King fans keep scooping it up, and it’s earned great praise so far.

Methodology: Picking the Current Best-Selling Books

It can actually be tough to figure out what books are best-sellers right now because the various retailers and sources use varied metrics plus often break the lists down into different categories. So, what I have done is scoured the following best book lists (of the most popular books right now) to figure out which books were most common to all of these sources:

It actually became quickly clear which books rose to the top overall, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here.

NOTES

I ONLY included adult titles, both fiction and nonfiction.

When in doubt, I gave a bit more weight to the list of Publishers Weekly, which is based on the data of NPD BookScan. It covers about 85 percent of trade print books sold in the United States through direct reporting from major retailers.

Conclusion

Those are the best-selling books right now based on my unique data analysis to help you find your next great read. I keep it updated so you can see exactly what’s hot right now.

To recap, if you’re still struggling to pick just one interesting book to read, The Women by Kristin Hannah topped just about every bestseller list I checked, and it was a 5-star historical fiction read for me too!

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8 Comments

  1. Happy Anniversary!
    Have you read YOURS TRULY by Abby Jimenez? I absolutely loved it!! Probably more so than Happy Place.
    Enjoy so many of your recommendations that I think our book preferences align & you would enjoy it. Her last book, PART OF YOUR WORLD is also a favorite.

    1. Yes! I agree — I liked both but I preferred Yours Truly as well. Like you, I love Abby Jiminez’s books. Part of Your World was excellent. I just gave it to my sister and she also loved it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and recommendations.