New York Times Best Sellers February 2023

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 LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, by Bonnie Garmus. (Doubleday.) A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.

2 THE CABINET OF DR. LENG, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central.) The 21st book in the Pendergast series. Constance Greene travels back in time to prevent the deaths of her siblings. 

3 THE HOUSE OF WOLVES, by James Patterson and Mike Lupica. (Little, Brown.) After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California. 

4 TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, by Gabrielle Zevin. (Knopf.) Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design. 

5 HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE, by Grady Hendrix. (Berkley.) After her parents die, Louise encounters more than she expected in dealing with the family home. 

6 THE HOUSE IN THE PINES, by Ana Reyes. (Dutton.) Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, Maya returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened. 

7 HELL BENT, by Leigh Bardugo. (Flatiron.) The second book in the Alex Stern series. Alex risks her future at Lethe and Yale to get Darlington out of purgatory. 

8 THE BOYS FROM BILOXI, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) Two childhood friends follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.

9 DEMON COPPERHEAD, by Barbara Kingsolver. (Harper.) A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. 

10 FAIRY TALE, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war. 

11 MAD HONEY, by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. (Ballantine.) After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee’s son gets accused of killing his crush. 

12 THE SHARDS, by Bret Easton Ellis. (Knopf.) In Los Angeles in 1981, a prep school senior becomes obsessed with a new student at the same time he and his circle of friends are taunted by a serial killer. 

13 WITHOUT A TRACE, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) Charles Vincent meets someone who ignites his passion and must decide whether to walk away from his perfect-from-the-outside life. 

14 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. 

15 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.


1 SPARE, by Prince Harry. (Random House.) The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.

2 THE LIGHT WE CARRY, by Michelle Obama. (Crown.) The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations. 

3 THE NAZI CONSPIRACY, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. (Flatiron.) The story of a Nazi plot to kill President Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. 

4 I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED, by Jennette McCurdy. (Simon & Schuster.) The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother. 

5 STRAIGHT SHOOTER, by Stephen A. Smith. (Gallery/13A.) The ESPN analyst recounts the highs and lows of his life and career. 

6 FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING, by Matthew Perry. (Flatiron.) The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety. 

7 MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE, by Ilyon Woo. (Simon & Schuster.) In 1848, Ellen Craft, disguised as a disabled white man, and her husband, William, posing as that man’s slave, achieved freedom only to have to flee again. 

8 AN IMMENSE WORLD, by Ed Yong. (Random House.) The Pulitzer Prize– winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals. 

9 ROUGH SLEEPERS, by Tracy Kidder. (Random House.) The Pulitzer Prizewinning author chronicles Jim O’Connell’s work to provide medical care to Boston’s unhoused population. 

10 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. 

11 THE SONG OF THE CELL, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (Scribner.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the discovery of cells and describes how modern medicine uses them. 

12 THE MYTH OF NORMAL, by Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté. (Avery.) The potential ways in which trauma and stress from modern-day living can affect our physical health.

13 AND THERE WAS LIGHT, by Jon Meacham. (Random House.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln. 

14 SURRENDER, by Bono. (Knopf.) The lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 offers details of his life, career and activism. 

15 MYTH AMERICA, edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer. (Basic.) A collection of essays by historians who separate fact from fiction as they detail our nation’s past. 

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