Friday, December 11, 2015

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Dec. 11)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available at all locations.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Rogue Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Summary: The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a "lone gunman" who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.

#2: Cross Justice
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Detective Alex Cross returns to Starksville, N.C., his hometown, for the first time in 35 years, to help a cousin who has been accused of murder.

#3: Tom Clancy: Commander in Chief
Author: Mark Greaney
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F CLANCY
Summary: President Jack Ryan detects a pattern in outbreaks of violence around the world that point to the Russian president, but he must unite the Western allies before he can take action.  Clancy died in 2013.

#4: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author: Stephen King
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: F KING
Summary: Twenty stories, some never before published.

#5: The Guilty
Author: David Baldacci
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: F BALDACCI
Summary: The government hit man Will Robie investigates murder charges against his estranged father in their Mississippi hometown.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Humans of New York: Stories
Author: Brandon Stanton
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 8
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: Photographs and interviews from the creator of the blog and the book "Humans of New York."

#2: Killing Reagan
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 11
Call Number: 973.92 REA
Summary: The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.

#3: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: 973.76092 KIL
Summary: The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

#4: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 6
Weeks On List: 21
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the Atlantic's national correspondent.

#5: Destiny and Power
Author: Jon Meacham
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: 92 BUSH
Summary: A biography of George H.W. Bush.

Look out for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and discover why they've become such hits in mainstream literature.  If they're not available, get yourselves on the reserve lists.

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