New York Times Best Seller Number Ones Listing Fiction By Date

  1. 1942
  2. And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field (MacMillan) - August 9, 1942
  3. The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel (Viking) - August 16, 1942
  4. Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Chevalier (MacMillan) - September 6, 1942
  5. The Robe by Lloyd Douglas (Houghton Mifflin) - November 22, 1942
  6. 1943
  7. Mrs. Parkington by Louis Bromfield (Harper) - March 14, 1943
  8. So Little Time by John P. Marquand (Little, Brown) - October 17, 1943
  9. 1944
  10. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Harper) - January 2, 1944
  11. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith (Reynal) - May 14, 1944
  12. Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham (Doubleday) - July 2, 1944
  13. Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge (Coward-McCann) - October 15, 1944
  14. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor (MacMillan) - November 14, 1944
  15. The Green Years by A. J. Cronin (Little, Brown) - December 17, 1944
  16. 1945
  17. Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham (Lippincott) - April 22, 1945
  18. Captain From Castile by Samuel Shellabarger (Little, Brown) - May 13, 1945
  19. A Lion Is In the Streets by Adria Locke Langley (McGraw) - July 1, 1945
  20. So Well Remembered by James Hilton (Little, Brown) - September 23, 1945
  21. The Black Rose by Thomas Costain (Doubleday) - September 30, 1945
  22. 1946
  23. The King's General by Daphne du Maurier (Doubleday) - February 3, 1946
  24. Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque (Appleton-Century) - March 10, 1946
  25. This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell (Scribner's) - May 12, 1946
  26. The Hucksters by Frederic Wakeman (Rinehart) - July 14, 1946
  27. East River by Sholem Asch (Putnam) - November 24, 1946
  28. B. F.'s Daughter by John P. Marquand (Little, Brown) - December 1, 1946
  29. 1947
  30. Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts (Doubleday) - February 2, 1947
  31. Gentlemen's Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson (Simon & Schuster) - April 27, 1947
  32. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis (Random House) - July 6, 1947
  33. The Moneyman by Thomas Costain (Doubleday) - August 17, 1947
  34. House Divided by Ben Ames Williams (Houghton Mifflin) - November 9, 1947
  35. 1948
  36. East Side, West Side by Marcia Davenport (Scribner's) - February 8, 1948
  37. Eagle In the Sky by Van Wyck Mason (Lippincott) - March 7, 1948
  38. The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder (Harper) - April 4, 1948
  39. Raintree County by Ross Lockridge (Houghton Mifflin) - April 25, 1948
  40. Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge (Coward-McCann) - May 23, 1948
  41. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer (Rinehart) - June 20, 1948
  42. Shannon's Way by A. J. Cronin (Little, Brown) - September 5, 1948
  43. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw (Random House) - November 7, 1948
  44. The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas (Houghton Mifflin) - December 19, 1948
  45. 1949
  46. Point of No Return by John P. Marquand (Little, Brown) - April 10, 1949
  47. A Rage to Live by John O'Hara (Random House) - September 18, 1949
  48. The Egyptian by Mika Waltari (Putnam) - October 30, 1949
  49. 1950
  50. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier (Doubleday) - February 19, 1950
  51. The Wall by John Hersey (Knopf) - March 26, 1950
  52. The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson (Simon & Schuster) - April 30, 1950
  53. Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner's) - October 15, 1950
  54. The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg (Random House) - December 3, 1950
  55. 1951
  56. Joy Street by Francis Parkinson Keyes (Messner) - January 14, 1951
  57. From Here to Eternity by James Jones (Scribner's) - March 25, 1951
  58. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Doubleday) - August 12, 1951
  59. 1952
  60. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (Doubleday) - March 30, 1952
  61. The Silver Chalice by Thomas Costain (Doubleday) - September 7, 1952
  62. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Viking) - November 2, 1952
  63. 1953
  64. Désirée by Annemarie Selinko (Morrow) - March 8, 1953
  65. Beyond This Place by A. J. Cronin (Little, Brown) - October 11, 1953
  66. Lord Vanity by Samuel Shellabarger (Little, Brown) - November 29, 1953
  67. 1954
  68. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson (Scribner's) - February 14, 1954
  69. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier (Doubleday) - August 1, 1954
  70. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone (Doubleday) - October 17, 1954
  71. 1955
  72. The View from Pompey's Head by Hamilton Basso (Doubleday) - January 2, 1955
  73. Sincerely, Willis Wayde by John P. Marquand (Little, Brown) - April 10, 1955
  74. Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan (Dutton) - May 22, 1955
  75. Something of Value by Robert Ruark (Doubleday) - July 3, 1955
  76. Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (Vanguard) - August 28, 1955
  77. Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday) - October 2, 1955
  78. 1956
  79. Andersonville by McKinley Kantor (World Publishing) - January 1, 1956
  80. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor (Little, Brown) - March 25, 1956
  81. Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkley (Random House) - August 12, 1956
  82. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious (Messner) - November 25, 1956
  83. 1957
  84. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier (Doubleday) - March 24, 1957
  85. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens (Harcourt) - September 22, 1957
  86. 1958
  87. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver (St. Martin's) - March 9, 1958
  88. Lolita by Vladimir Nakobov (Putnam) - September 28, 1958
  89. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Pantheon) - November 16, 1958
  90. 1959
  91. Exodus by Leon Uris (Doubleday) - May 17, 1959
  92. Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (Doubleday) - October 4, 1959
  93. 1960
  94. Hawaii by James Michener (Random House) - January 17, 1960
  95. 1961
  96. The Last of the Just by André Schwarz-Bart (Atheneum) - March 26, 1961
  97. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (Doubleday) - April 23, 1961
  98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Sallinger (Little, Brown) - October 29, 1961
  99. 1962
  100. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter (Little, Brown) - April 29, 1962
  101. A Shade of Difference by Allen Drury (Doubleday) - October 28, 1962
  102. Seven Days in May by Fletcher Knebel (Harper) - November 18, 1962
  103. 1963
  104. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J. D. Sallinger (Little, Brown) - March 10, 1963
  105. The Glass Blowers by Daphne du Maurier (Doubleday) - May 19, 1963
  106. The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West (Morrow) - June 30, 1963
  107. The Group by Mary McCarthy (Harcourt) - October 6, 1963
  108. 1964
  109. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré (Coward-McCann) - February 23, 1964
  110. The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss (Houghton Mifflin) - October 4, 1964
  111. Herzog by Saul Bellow (Viking) - October 25, 1964
  112. 1965
  113. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman (Prentice Hall) - May 16, 1965
  114. The Source by James Michener (Random House) - July 11, 1965
  115. 1966
  116. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann (Geis) - May 8, 1966
  117. The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton (Simon & Schuster) - November 20, 1966
  118. 1967
  119. The Arrangement by Elia Kazan (Stein & Day) - March 26, 1967
  120. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder (Harper) - June 4, 1967
  121. The Chosen by Chiam Potok (Simon & Schuster) - October 1, 1967
  122. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Random House) - November 5, 1967
  123. 1968
  124. Airport by Arthur Hailey (Doubleday) - April 7, 1968
  125. Couples by John Updike (Knopf) - June 30, 1968
  126. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes (Harcourt) - November 10, 1968
  127. 1969
  128. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth (Random House) - March 16, 1969
  129. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann (Simon & Schuster) - June 22, 1969
  130. The Godfather by Mario Puzo (Putnam) - September 21, 1969
  131. 1970
  132. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (Little, Brown) - February 8, 1970
  133. Love Story by Erich Segal (Harper) - May 10, 1970
  134. 1971
  135. QB VII by Leon Uris (Doubleday) - February 21, 1971
  136. The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone (Doubleday) - April 25, 1971
  137. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (Harper) - July 25, 1971
  138. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (Viking) - October 17, 1971
  139. Wheels by Arthur Hailey (Doubleday) - November 7, 1971
  140. 1972
  141. The Winds of War by Herman Wouk (Little, Brown) - January 23, 1972
  142. The Word by Irving Wallace (Simon & Schuster) - May 14, 1972
  143. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (MacMillan) - July 2, 1972
  144. 1973
  145. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth (Viking) - March 25, 1973
  146. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann (Morrow) - May 6, 1973
  147. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (Delacorte) - July 1, 1973
  148. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart (Morrow) - September 9, 1973
  149. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene (Simon & Schuster) - November 25, 1973
  150. Burr by Gore Vidal (Random House) - December 9, 1973
  151. 1974
  152. Watership Down by Richard Adams (MacMillan) - May 5, 1974
  153. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré (Knopf) - August 4, 1974
  154. Centennial by James Michener (Random House) - October 13, 1974
  155. 1975
  156. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey (Doubleday) - May 4, 1975
  157. Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner (Simon & Schuster) - August 3, 1975
  158. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow (Random House) - August 24, 1975
  159. Curtain by Agatha Christie (Dodd, Mead) - November 30, 1975
  160. 1976
  161. 1876 by Gore Vidal (Random House) - April 11, 1976
  162. Trinity by Leon Uris (Doubleday) - June 13, 1976
  163. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (Dodd, Mead) - November 7, 1976
  164. 1977
  165. Oliver's Story by Erich Segal (Harper) - April 10, 1977
  166. Falconer by John Cheever (Knopf) - May 22, 1977
  167. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (Harper) - June 19, 1977
  168. Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkein (Houghton Mifflin) - October 2, 1977
  169. 1978
  170. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - March 12, 1978
  171. Scruples by Judith Krantz (Crown) - June 18, 1978
  172. The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum (Putnam) - July 9, 1978
  173. Chesapeake by James Michener (Random House) - July 23, 1978
  174. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk (Little, Brown) - November 12, 1978
  175. 1979
  176. Overload by Arthur Hailey (Doubleday) - February 25, 1979
  177. The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum (Richard Marek) - April 8, 1979
  178. Good as Gold by Joseph Heller (Simon & Schuster) - April 22, 1979
  179. Sophie's Choice by William Styron (Random House) - July 22, 1979
  180. The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart (Morrow) - September 9, 1979
  181. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut (Delacorte) - October 7, 1979
  182. The Dead Zone by Stephen King (Viking) - October 14, 1979
  183. The Establishment by Howard Fast (Houghton Mifflin) - October 28, 1979
  184. Triple by Ken Follett (Arbor House) - December 9, 1979
  185. 1980
  186. Smiley's People by John le Carré (Knopf) - January 20, 1980
  187. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz (Crown) - February 17, 1980
  188. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (Richard Marek) - March 23, 1980
  189. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - July 13, 1980
  190. Firestarter by Stephen King (Viking) - September 28, 1980
  191. Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett (Morrow) - October 19, 1980
  192. The Covenant by James Michener (Random House) - November 2, 1980
  193. 1981
  194. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith (Random House) - April 26, 1981
  195. Noble House by James Clavell (Delacorte) - May 10, 1981
  196. Cujo by Stephen King (Viking) - August 23, 1981
  197. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving (Dutton) - September 27, 1981
  198. An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough (Harper) - November 15, 1981
  199. 1982
  200. North and South by John Jakes (Harcourt) - February 28, 1982
  201. The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum (Random House) - March 21, 1982
  202. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer (Linden Press) - July 4, 1982
  203. Different Seasons by Stephen King (Viking) - August 15, 1982
  204. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - September 12, 1982
  205. Space by James Michener (Random House) - October 10, 1982
  206. 1983
  207. Mistral's Daughter by Judith Krantz (Bantam) - February 20, 1983
  208. The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré (Knopf) - March 20, 1983
  209. The Return of the Jedi by Joan D. Vinge (Random House) - June 12, 1983
  210. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Harcourt) - August 7, 1983
  211. Poland by James Michener (Random House) - September 11, 1983
  212. Pet Sematary by Stephen King (Doubleday) - November 13, 1983
  213. 1984
  214. Who Killed the Robins Family? by Bill Adler and Thomas Chastain (Morrow) - January 29, 1984
  215. The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum (Random House) - March 11, 1984
  216. Full Circle by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - June 3, 1984
  217. "...and Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santmeyer (Putnam) - July 8, 1984
  218. First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer (Linden Press) - August 26, 1984
  219. The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth (Viking) - September 16, 1984
  220. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub (Viking) - October 28, 1984
  221. 1985
  222. The Sicilian by Mario Puzo (Simon & Schuster) - January 20, 1985
  223. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - February 3, 1985
  224. Family Album by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - March 31, 1985
  225. Thinner by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) (NAL Books) - April 28, 1985
  226. Hold the Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford (Doubleday) - June 9, 1985
  227. Cider House Rules by John Irving (Morrow) - June 16, 1985
  228. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King (Putnam) - June 23, 1985
  229. Lucky by Jackie Collins (Simon & Schuster) - September 1, 1985
  230. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor (Viking) - September 15, 1985
  231. Texas by James Michener (Random House) - October 13, 1985
  232. The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel (Crown) - November 24, 1985
  233. 1986
  234. Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follett (Morrow) - February 16, 1986
  235. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum (Random House) - March 9, 1986
  236. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré (Knopf) - May 4, 1986
  237. I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz (Crown) - June 8, 1986
  238. Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (Bantam) - June 22, 1986
  239. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 20, 1986
  240. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 17, 1986
  241. It by Stephen King (Viking) - September 14, 1986
  242. Whirlwind by James Clavell (Morrow) - November 23, 1986
  243. 1987
  244. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (Viking) - February 1, 1987
  245. Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - February 8, 1987
  246. Fine Things by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - March 29, 1987
  247. The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour (Bantam) - May 31, 1987
  248. Misery by Stephen King (Viking) - June 7, 1987
  249. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (Farrar, Straus) - July 26, 1987
  250. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 2, 1987
  251. Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - October 25, 1987
  252. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King (Putnam) - November 29, 1987
  253. 1988
  254. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (Farrar, Straus) - January 24, 1988
  255. The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum (Random House) - March 20, 1988
  256. Zoya by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - May 15, 1988
  257. Alaska by James Michener (Random House) - July 3, 1988
  258. The Cardinal and the Kremlin by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 7, 1988
  259. The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice (Knopf) - October 30, 1988
  260. The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - November 20, 1988
  261. 1989
  262. Midnight by Dean R. Koontz (Putnam) - February 5, 1989
  263. Star by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - February 26, 1989
  264. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (Viking) - March 26, 1989
  265. While My Pretty Once Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 28, 1989
  266. The Russia House by John le Carré (Knopf) - June 11, 1989
  267. Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith (Random House) - August 6, 1989
  268. Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - September 3, 1989
  269. The Dark Half by Stephen King (Viking) - November 5, 1989
  270. Daddy by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 19, 1989
  271. 1990
  272. The Bad Place by Dean R. Koontz (Putnam) - February 4, 1990
  273. Devices and Desires by P. D. James (Knopf) - February 18, 1990
  274. Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss (Random House) - March 4, 1990
  275. The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum (Random House) - March 18, 1990
  276. September by Rosamunde Pilcher (St. Martin's) - April 22, 1990
  277. The Stand by Stephen King (Doubleday) - May 13, 1990
  278. The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow (Farrar, Straus) - June 17, 1990
  279. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - September 2, 1990
  280. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King (Viking) - September 16, 1990
  281. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel (Crown) - October 21, 1990
  282. 1991
  283. The Secret Pilgrim by John le Carré (Knopf) - January 20, 1991
  284. Cold Fire by Dean R. Koontz (Putnam) - February 3, 1991
  285. Heartbeat by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - February 24, 1991
  286. The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings (Del Rey-Ballantine) - April 21, 1991
  287. Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 12, 1991
  288. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (Bantam) - June 30, 1991
  289. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan (Putnam) - July 7, 1991
  290. The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 25, 1991
  291. Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley (Warner) - October 13, 1991
  292. 1992
  293. Hideaway by Dean R. Koontz (Putnam) - February 2, 1992
  294. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton (Putnam) - March 1, 1992
  295. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham (Doubleday) - March 15, 1992
  296. Jewels by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - May 17, 1992
  297. Gerald's Game by Stephen King (Viking) - July 19, 1992
  298. Where Is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffet (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) - September 20, 1992
  299. The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon (Morrow) - October 18, 1992
  300. The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice (Knopf) - October 25, 1992
  301. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 22, 1992
  302. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King (Viking) - December 6, 1992
  303. 1993
  304. Dragon Tears by Dean R. Koontz (Putnam) - January 24, 1993
  305. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller (Warner) - January 31, 1993
  306. The Client by John Grisham (Doubleday) - March 21, 1993
  307. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 29, 1993
  308. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller (Warner) - November 14, 1993
  309. 1994
  310. Disclosure by Michael Crichton (Knopf) - January 23, 1994
  311. Accident by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - February 27, 1994
  312. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (Warner) - April 3, 1994
  313. Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 22, 1994
  314. The Chamber by John Grisham (Doubleday) - June 12, 1994
  315. The Gift by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - August 7, 1994
  316. Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - September 4, 1994
  317. Taltos by Anne Rice (Knopf) - October 16, 1994
  318. Insomnia by Stephen King (Viking) - October 23, 1994
  319. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner (MacMillan) - December 11, 1994
  320. 1995
  321. The Rainmaker by John Grisham (Doubleday) - April 30, 1995
  322. Beach Music by Pat Conroy (Talese/Doubleday) - July 16, 1995
  323. Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice (Knopf) - July 30, 1995
  324. From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell (Scribner) - August 27, 1995
  325. "L" Is For Lawless by Sue Grafton (Holt) - September 17, 1995
  326. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans (Delacorte) - October 1, 1995
  327. The Lost World by Michael Crichton (Knopf) - October 8, 1995
  328. Five Days In Paris by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - December 3, 1995
  329. The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans (Simon & Schuster) - December 17, 1995
  330. 1996
  331. Intensity by Dean R. Koontz (Knopf) - January 28, 1996
  332. Primary Colors by Anonymous (Joe Klein) (Random House) - February 18, 1996
  333. Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 21, 1996
  334. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan (Viking) - May 19, 1996
  335. The Runaway Jury by John Grisham (Doubleday) - June 2, 1996
  336. Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - July 21, 1996
  337. Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice (Knopf) - August 25, 1996
  338. Executive Orders by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - September 1, 1996
  339. The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Viking) - October 6, 1996
  340. Desperation by Stephen King (Viking) - October 13, 1996
  341. Silent Honor by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - December 1, 1996
  342. Airframe by Michael Crichton (Knopf) - December 29, 1996
  343. 1997
  344. Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - February 2, 1997
  345. Sole Survivor by Dean R. Koontz (Knopf) - March 2, 1997
  346. The Partner by John Grisham (Doubleday) - March 16, 1997
  347. Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 4, 1997
  348. Plum Island by Nelson DeMille (Warner) - June 15, 1997
  349. Special Delivery by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 20, 1997
  350. Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - August 3, 1997
  351. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (Atlantic Monthly) - August 31, 1997
  352. Flood Tide by Clive Cussler (Simon & Schuster) - October 12, 1997
  353. The Ghost by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 30, 1997
  354. 1998
  355. Paradise by Toni Morrison (Knopf) - February 1, 1998
  356. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 22, 1998
  357. The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - April 26, 1998
  358. You Belong To Me by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 10, 1998
  359. "N" Is for Noose by Sue Grafton (Wood/Holt) - May 31, 1998
  360. A Widow For One Year by John Irving (Random House) - June 14, 1998
  361. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb (Regan Books/HarperCollins) - July 5, 1998
  362. The Klone and I by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 12, 1998
  363. Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - July 26, 1998
  364. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 23, 1998
  365. Bag of Bones by Stephen King (Scribner) - October 11, 1998
  366. The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan (Tor/Doherty) - November 8, 1998
  367. A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - November 22, 1998
  368. 1_999
  369. Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - January 31, 1999
  370. The Testament by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 21, 1999
  371. Bittersweet by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - April 25, 1999
  372. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King (Scribner) - May 2, 1999
  373. We'll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 9, 1999
  374. Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks (Lucas/Ballantine) - May 23, 1999
  375. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (Levine/Scholastic) - June 20, 1999
  376. Hannibal by Thomas Harris (Delacorte) - June 27, 1999
  377. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (Levine/Scholastic) - August 15, 1999
  378. Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - August 22, 1999
  379. The Alibi by Sandra Brown (Warner) - September 19, 1999
  380. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (Levine/Scholastic) - September 26, 1999
  381. 2000
  382. The Brethren by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 20, 2000
  383. The Wedding by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - April 23, 2000
  384. Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 7, 2000
  385. Easy Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 4, 2000
  386. Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - June 11, 2000
  387. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 9, 2000
  388. The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 16, 2000
  389. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's) - August 20, 2000
  390. The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - September 10, 2000
  391. The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - October 15, 2000
  392. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz (Doubleday) - October 29, 2000
  393. The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 5, 2000
  394. Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan (Tor/Tom Doherty) - November 26, 2000
  395. The Mark by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - December 3, 2000
  396. 2001
  397. From the Corner of His Eye by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam) - January 14, 2001
  398. A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillan (Viking) - February 4, 2001
  399. A Painted House by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 25, 2001
  400. 1st to Die by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - March 25, 2001
  401. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (Scribner) - April 8, 2001
  402. A Common Life by Jan Karon (Viking) - April 29, 2001
  403. On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 6, 2001
  404. Chosen Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 3, 2001
  405. "P" Is For Peril by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - June 24, 2001
  406. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 8, 2001
  407. Leap of Faith by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 15, 2001
  408. The Fourth Hand by John Irving (Random House) - July 29, 2001
  409. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - August 5, 2001
  410. Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler (Putnam) - September 2, 2001
  411. Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub (Random House) - September 30, 2001
  412. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - October 14, 2001
  413. Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - October 28, 2001
  414. Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - November 4, 2001
  415. The Kiss by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 11, 2001
  416. Desecration by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - November 18, 2001
  417. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (Doubleday) - December 9, 2001
  418. 2002
  419. One Door Away From Heaven by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam) - January 20, 2002
  420. Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek (VSP Books) - February 3, 2002
  421. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon (Ridley Pearson) (Hyperion) - February 17, 2002
  422. The Summons by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 24, 2002
  423. 2nd Chance by James Patterson with Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - March 24, 2002
  424. Everything's Eventual by Stephen King (Scribner) - April 7, 2002
  425. Three Fates by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - April 21, 2002
  426. The Nannie Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (St. Martin's) - April 28, 2002
  427. Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 5, 2002
  428. The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel (Crown) - May 19, 2002
  429. In This Mountain by Jan Karon (Viking) - June 16, 2002
  430. The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown) - June 30, 2002
  431. Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 7, 2002
  432. The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - July 21, 2002
  433. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown) - August 18, 2002
  434. Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 25, 2002
  435. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - October 6, 2002
  436. From a Buick 8 by Stephen King (Scribner) - October 13, 2002
  437. "Q" Is For Quarry by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - November 3, 2002
  438. Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 17, 2002
  439. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - November 24, 2002
  440. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 8, 2002
  441. Prey by Michael Crichton (HarperCollins) - December 15, 2002
  442. 2003
  443. Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (Tor/Tom Doherty) - January 26, 2003
  444. The King of Torts by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 23, 2003
  445. The Jester by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - March 23, 2003
  446. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Doubleday) - April 6, 2003
  447. Birthright by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - April 20, 2003
  448. Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - April 27, 2003
  449. Naked Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 1, 2003
  450. The Lake House by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - June 29, 2003
  451. Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 20, 2003
  452. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - August 3, 2003
  453. The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 31, 2003
  454. Bleachers by John Grisham (Doubleday) - September 28, 2003
  455. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom (Hyperion) - October 12, 2003
  456. Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 2, 2003
  457. 2004
  458. The Last Juror by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 22, 2004
  459. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - March 21, 2004
  460. Glorious Appearing by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - April 18, 2004
  461. Song of Susannah by Stephen King (Donald M. Grant/Scribner) - June 27, 2004
  462. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 11, 2004
  463. Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - July 18, 2004
  464. "R" Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - August 1, 2004
  465. Trace by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - September 26, 2004
  466. The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Donald M. Grant/Scribner) - October 10, 2004
  467. Northern Lights by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - October 31, 2004
  468. Hour Game by David Baldacci (Warner) - November 14, 2004
  469. Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich (Harper Collins) - November 21, 2004
  470. London Bridges by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - November 28, 2004
  471. Night Fall by Nelson DeMille (Warner) - December 12, 2004
  472. 2005
  473. The Broker by John Grisham (Doubleday) - January 30, 2005
  474. Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) - March 6, 2005
  475. The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - April 3, 2005
  476. No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 24, 2005
  477. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - May 1, 2005
  478. 4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - May 22, 2005
  479. The Closers by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - June 5, 2005
  480. Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking) - June 26, 2005
  481. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Little, Brown) - July 3, 2005
  482. Eleven On Top by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 10, 2005
  483. Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - July 31, 2005
  484. Chill Factor by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster) - September 4, 2005
  485. Point Blank by Catherine Coulter (Putnam) - September 11, 2005
  486. Polar Shift by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos (Putnam) - September 18, 2005
  487. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Morrow) - October 9, 2005
  488. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte) - October 16, 2005
  489. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - October 23, 2005
  490. Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan (Tor/ Tom Doherty) - October 30, 2005
  491. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - November 6, 2005
  492. Predator by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 13, 2005
  493. A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin (Bantam) - November 27, 2005
  494. Mary, Mary by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 4, 2005
  495. "S" Is For Silence by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - December 25, 2005
  496. 2006
  497. The Hostage by W. E. B. Griffin (Putnam) - January 22, 2006
  498. Cell by Stephen King (Scribner) - February 12, 2006
  499. The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - March 5, 2006
  500. The House by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - March 19, 2006
  501. Gone by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) - April 16, 2006
  502. Two Little Girls In Blue by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 23, 2006
  503. Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown) - May 21, 2006
  504. At Risk by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - June 11, 2006
  505. The Husband by Dean Koontz (Bantam) - June 18, 2006
  506. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 9, 2006
  507. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - July 30, 2006
  508. Phantom by Terry Goodkind (Tor/Tom Doherty) - August 6, 2006
  509. Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - August 20, 2006
  510. Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (Random House) - September 17, 2006
  511. The Book of Fate by Brad Melzer (Warner) - September 24, 2006
  512. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Atria) - October 1, 2006
  513. For One More Day by Mitch Albom (Hyperion) - October 15, 2006
  514. Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Scribner) - November 12, 2006
  515. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - November 19, 2006
  516. Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 3, 2006
  517. 2007
  518. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - January 28, 2007
  519. Step On a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) - February 25, 2007
  520. Innocent In Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam) - March 11, 2007
  521. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella (Dial) - March 18, 2007
  522. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (Atria) - March 25, 2007
  523. I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 22, 2007
  524. The Children of the Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkein (Houghton Mifflin) - May 6, 2007
  525. Simple Genius by David Baldacci (Warner) - May 13, 2007
  526. The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - May 27, 2007
  527. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) - June 10, 2007
  528. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 8, 2007
  529. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) - July 22, 2007
  530. You've Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) - September 30, 2007
  531. Playing For Pizza by John Grisham (Doubleday) - October 14, 2007
  532. World Without End by Ken Follett (Dutton) - October 28, 2007
  533. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 11, 2007
  534. Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn (Atria) - November 18, 2007
  535. Stone Cold by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - November 25, 2007
  536. Double Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 2, 2007
  537. "T" Is For Trespass by Sue Grafton (Putnam) - December 23, 2007
  538. 2008
  539. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martins) - January 27, 2008
  540. Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner) - February 10, 2008
  541. The Appeal by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 17, 2008
  542. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult (Atria) - March 23, 2008
  543. Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) - April 13, 2008
  544. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf) - April 20, 2008
  545. Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 27, 2008
  546. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben (Dutton) - May 4, 2008
  547. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - May 11, 2008
  548. Sundays At Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet (Little, Brown) - May 18, 2008
  549. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown) - May 25, 2008
  550. Odd Hours by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam) - June 8, 2008
  551. Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) - June 15, 2008
  552. Nothing to Lose by Lee Child (Delacorte) - June 22, 2008
  553. Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) - June 29, 2008
  554. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 6, 2008
  555. The Last Patriot by Brad Thor (Atria) - July 20, 2008
  556. Tribute by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - July 27, 2008
  557. Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Putnam) - August 10, 2008
  558. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's) - August 24, 2008
  559. Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster) - August 31, 2008
  560. The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams (Del Rey) - September 7, 2008
  561. Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs (Scribner) - September 14, 2008
  562. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan (Berkley) - September 21, 2008
  563. Anathem by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow) - September 28, 2008
  564. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco) - October 12, 2008
  565. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) - October 19, 2008
  566. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - November 2, 2008
  567. Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (Atria) - November 9, 2008
  568. The Gate House by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central) - November 16, 2008
  569. Divine Justice by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - November 23, 2008
  570. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright (Threshold Editions) - November 30, 2008
  571. Cross Country by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 7, 2008
  572. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - December 21, 2008
  573. 2009
  574. Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam) - January 18, 2009
  575. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - January 25, 2009
  576. The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 15, 2009
  577. Promises In Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam) - March 15, 2009
  578. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Atria) - March 22, 2009
  579. True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) - April 12, 2009
  580. Long Lost by Harlan Coben (Dutton) - April 19, 2009
  581. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher (Roc) - April 26, 2009
  582. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 3, 2009
  583. First Family by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - May 10, 2009
  584. The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - May 17, 2009
  585. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (Ace) - May 24, 2009
  586. Wicked Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - May 31, 2009
  587. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (Delacorte) - June 7, 2009
  588. The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - June 14, 2009
  589. Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) - June 21, 2009
  590. Relentless by Dean Koontz (Bantam) - June 28, 2009
  591. Knockout by Catherine Coulter (Putnam) - July 5, 2009
  592. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 12, 2009
  593. Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - July 19, 2009
  594. Black Hills by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - July 26, 2009
  595. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (Atria) - August 2, 2009
  596. The Defector by Daniel Silva (Putnam) - August 9, 2009
  597. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Knopf) - August 16, 2009
  598. Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's) - August 23, 2009
  599. South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) - August 30, 2009
Author Comments: 

This page is a listing of adult fiction books which have made number one on the New York Times Best Seller List along with the date that they first reached number one, in date order.

Highlighted books are books I've read.
Bold print is books I own.

http://www.hawes.com/no1_f_d.htm

So far, I've read 154/528.