Friday, January 29, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Jan. 31)

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: Blue
Author: Danielle Steel
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F STEEL
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: A woman whose life has been shattered befriends a homeless boy.

#2: My Name is Lucy Barton
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
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.

#3: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 90
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: 3
Weeks On List: 54
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: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 6
Weeks On List: 47
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: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stave IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

#2: The Name of God is Mercy
Author: Pope Francis
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 2
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: 3
Weeks On List: 28
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: The Road to Little Dribbling
Author: Bill Bryson
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 914.104 BRY
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type
Summary: An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

#5: Dark Money
Author: Jane Mayer
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: An account of how the Koch brothers and other super-wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.

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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