New York Times Best Sellers Jan. 2022

Titles owned by the White County Library Cleveland will be in bold. Please call the library at 706-865-5572 if you’d like to place a hold on them or check their availability!


1 INVISIBLE, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) The daughter of a couple in a loveless marriage is discovered by a British filmmaker and thrust into the public eye.

2 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, by Matt Haig. (Viking.) Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

3 CALL US WHAT WE CARRY, by Amanda Gorman. (Viking.) A debut collection of poems on identity and history by the presidential inaugural poet who wrote “The Hill We Climb.”

4 THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY, by Amor Towles. (Viking.) Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.

5 THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME, by Laura Dave. (Simon & Schuster.) Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

6 THE JUDGE’S LIST, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.

7 WISH YOU WERE HERE, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine.) Diana O’Toole reevaluates her seemingly perfect life when a pandemic disrupts her vacation in the Galápagos Islands.

8 THE MAID, by Nita Prose. (Ballantine.) When a wealthy man is found dead in his room, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel becomes a lead suspect.

9 THE STRANGER IN THE LIFEBOAT, by Mitch Albom. (Harper.) After a ship explodes, 10 people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.

10 CLOUD CUCKOO LAND, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.

11 RECKLESS GIRLS, by Rachel Hawkins. (St. Martin’s.) Six visitors who go to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean encounter death and danger.

12 THE WISH, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.

13 STAR WARS: THE FALLEN STAR, by Claudia Gray. (Del Rey.) The third book in the High Republic series. Marchion Ro plans a new attack.

14 GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, by Diana Gabaldon. (Delacorte.) The ninth book in the Outlander series. As the Revolutionary War moves closer to Fraser’s Ridge, Claire and Jamie reunite with their daughter and her family.

15 THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS, by Jessamine Chan. (Simon & Schuster.) After one moment of poor judgment, government officials will decide if Frida Liu will get to keep her child.


1 UNTHINKABLE, by Jamie Raskin. (Harper.) The Maryland congressman describes leading the impeachment effort against the former president shortly after his son’s death by suicide and the insurrection at the Capitol.

2 THE 1619 PROJECT, edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein. (One World.) Viewing America’s entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from The New York Times Magazine.

3 WILL, by Will Smith with Mark Manson. (Penguin Press.) The actor, producer and musician tells his life story and lessons he learned along the way.

4 CRYING IN H MART, by Michelle Zauner. (Knopf.) The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

5 THE STORYTELLER, by Dave Grohl. (Dey Street.) A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

6 UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle. (Dial.) The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

7 GREENLIGHTS, by Matthew McConaughey. (Crown.) The Academy Awardwinning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

8 TASTE, by Stanley Tucci. (Gallery.) The award-winning actor reflects on his career, Italian-American heritage, meals and mishaps.

9 PERIL, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. (Simon & Schuster.) The Washington Post journalists detail the dangers and challenges during the transition to the Biden presidency.

10 THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT, by Paul McCartney. (Liveright.) A twovolume celebration of 154 songs, with handwritten texts, paintings and photographs from the songwriter’s archives.

11 THINK AGAIN, by Adam Grant. (Viking.) An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

12 THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI, by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Skyhorse.) The antivaccine advocate gives his take on the chief medical advisor to the president.

13 AMERICAN MARXISM, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions.) The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.

14 THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING, by David Graeber and David Wengrow. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) A reinvestigation of social evolution and suggestions for new ways of organizing society.

15 ALL ABOUT ME!, by Mel Brooks. (Ballantine.) The EGOT and Kennedy Center honoree shares stories about making comedy for the stage, film and television.

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