Friday, January 22, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Jan. 24)

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: My Name is Lucy Barton
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F STROUT
Format: Regular Print
Summary: A woman struggles with memories of her impoverished and disturbing childhood and its effect on the present as she attempts to reconcile with her mother.

#2: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
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 new "Star Wars" movie.

#3: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 53
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.

#4: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 89
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.

#5: Scandalous Behavior
Author: Stuart Woods
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M WOODS
Format: Regular Print, Audiobook on CD
Summary: In the 36th novel in the series, Stone Barrington hopes for a restful stay in the English countryside, but relationships with local neighbors complicate matters.



Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

#2: The Name of God is Mercy
Author: Pope Francis
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: In a conversation with a Vatican reporter, the pontiff explores the cornerstone of his faith.

#3: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 27
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.

#4: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 11
Call Number: 973.46092 KIL
Format: Regular Print
Summary: The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

#5: Killing Reagan
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List:17
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.

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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