The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2011

This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 2011.[1]

The most popular books of the year was The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen with respectively 15 and 8 cumulative weeks at the top. The Help had been released in 2009, was a #1 best seller in 2010, and had a resurgence in 2011. The prolific James Patterson was at the top for three different books (Tick Tock, Now You See Her and Kill Alex Cross).

Date Book Author
January 2 Dead or Alive Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood
January 9
January 16 What the Night Knows Dean Koontz
January 23 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest Stieg Larsson
January 30 The Inner Circle Brad Meltzer
February 6 Shadowfever Karen Marie Moning
February 13 Tick Tock James Patterson
February 20
February 27
March 6 Alone Lisa Gardner
March 13 Treachery in Death J. D. Robb
March 20 The Wise Man's Fear Patrick Rothfuss
March 27 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
April 3
April 10 Live Wire Harlan Coben
April 17 The Land of Painted Caves Jean M. Auel
April 24 The Fifth Witness Michael Connelly
May 1 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
May 8
May 15
May 22 Dead Reckoning Charlaine Harris
May 29 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
June 5
June 12
June 19 The Help Kathryn Stockett
June 26
July 3
July 10 Smokin' Seventeen Janet Evanovich
July 17 Now You See Her James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
July 24 The Help Kathryn Stockett
July 31 A Dance with Dragons George R. R. Martin
August 7 The Help Kathryn Stockett
August 14
August 21
August 28
September 4
September 11
September 18
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16 The Affair Lee Child
October 23 The Help Kathryn Stockett
October 30 The Best of Me Nicholas Sparks
November 6
November 13 The Litigators John Grisham
November 20 Zero Day David Baldacci
November 27 11/22/63 Stephen King
December 4 Kill Alex Cross James Patterson
December 11 Explosive Eighteen Janet Evanovich
December 18 The Drop Michael Connelly
December 25 Red Mist Patricia Cornwell

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