Friday, January 1, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Jan. 3)

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 & Nonfiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Rogue Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 10
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
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: 5
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: Detective Alex Cross returns to Starksville, NC, his hometown, for the first time in 35 years, to help a cousin who has been accused of murder.

#3: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 86
Call Number: F DOERR
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

#4: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 6
Weeks On List: 50
Call Number: F HAWKINS
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

#5: See Me
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 11
Call Number: F SPARKS
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: A couple in love are threatened by secrets from the past.




Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Killing Reagan
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 14
Call Number: 973.92 ORE
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook
Summary: The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.

#2: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 8
Call Number: 973.46092 KIL
Format: Regular Print
Summary: The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

#3: Humans of New York: Stories
Author: Brandon Stanton
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 11
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: 24
Call Number: 92 COATES
Format: Regular Print, Audiobook on CD
Summary: A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the Atlantic's national correspondent.

#5: What If?
Author: Randall Munroe
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 41
Call Number: 500 MUN
Format: Regular Print, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author's website, xkcd.com.



Young Adult Hardcover Top 5

#1: The Amazing Book is Not on Fire 
Author: Dan Howell
Weeks On List: 11
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: YouTube stars offer comedy and advice.  (Ages 12 and up)

#2: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Weeks On List: 19
Call Number: F AVEYARD
Format: Regular Print, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: A girl with a special power lives in a kingdom divided between an underclass with red blood and an elite with silver.

#3: Six of Crows 
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Weeks On List: 12
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: A criminal prodigy assembles a fractious team to pull off a life-changing heist.  (Ages 14 and up)

#4: Eleanor and Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Weeks On List: 18
Call Number: YA F ROWELL
Format: Regular Print, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: The world opposes the love of two outcast teenagers.  (Ages 14-18)

#5: Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Weeks On List: 12
Call Number: YA F ROWELL
Format: Regular Print
Summary: A teenage wizard and his classmates return to their magical academy.  (Ages 13 and up)




Children's Picture Books Top 5

#1: The Day the Crayons Came Home
Author: Drew Daywalt
Weeks On List: 19
Call Number: E DAYWALT
Format: Regular Print
Summary: One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.  (Ages 3 to 7)

#2: How to Catch Santa
Author: Jean Reagan
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: E REAGAN
Format:
Regular Print
Summary: Siblings hatch a plan to capture Father Christmas.  (Ages 4 to 8)

#3: The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
Weeks On List: 131
Call Number: E DAYWALT
Format: Regular Print
Summary: When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.  (Ages 3 to 7)

#4: Dragons Love Tacos
Author: Adam Rubin
Weeks On List: 97
Call Number: E RUBIN
Format: Regular Print, DVD
Summary: Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa.  (Ages 3 to 5)

#5: The Night Before Christmas
Author: Clement C. Moore
Weeks On List: 66
Call Number: J 811 MOO
Format: Regular Print
Summary: Not a creature was stirring. (All ages)

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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