Friday, January 15, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Jan. 17)

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: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: SF FOSTER
Format: Regular Print
Summary: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises; an adaptation of the screenplay of the new "Star Wars" movie,

#2: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 52
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.

#3: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 88
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: Rogue Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 12
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.

#5: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 6
Weeks On List: 45
Call Number: F HANNAH
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.



Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 26
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.  Winner of the National Book Award.

#2: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 10
Call Number: 973.46092 KIL
Format: Regular Print
Summary: The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

#3: Killing Reagan
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 16
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.

#4: Being Mortal
Author: Atul Gawande
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 56
Call Number: 362.17 GAW
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, DVD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

#5: The Wright Brothers
Author: David McCullough
Position Last Week: 11
Weeks On List: 31
Call Number: 629.13 MCC
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, Digital eBook, Digital Audiobook
Summary: The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

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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