Friday, December 25, 2015

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Dec. 27)

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: 1
Weeks On List: 9
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Summary: The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a "lone gunman" who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, eBook on OverDrive, Audiobook on OverDrive

#2: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 85
Call Number: F DOERR
Summary: The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, eBook on OverDrive, Audiobook on OverDrive

#3: See Me
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 10
Call Number: F SPARKS
Summary: A couple in love are threatened by secrets from the past.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD

#4: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author: Stephen King
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: F KING
Summary: Twenty stories, some never before published.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, eBook on OverDrive, Audiobook on OverDrive

#5: Cross Justice
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 4
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.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD



Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Killing Reagan
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 13
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.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, eBook on OverDrive

#2: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: 973.76092 KIL
Summary: The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.
Copies Available in Regular Print

#3: Humans of New York: Stories
Author: Brandon Stanton
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 10
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: Photographs and interviews from the creator of the blog and the book "Humans of New York."

#4: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 23
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the Atlantic's national correspondent.
Copies Available in Regular Print, Audiobook on CD

#5: What If?
Author: Randall Munroe
Position Last Week: 6
Weeks On List: 40
Call Number: 500 MUN
Summary: Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author's website, xkcd.com.
Copies Available in Regular Print, eBook on OverDrive, Audiobook on OverDrive

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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