Friday, February 12, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Feb. 14)

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: Brotherhood in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M ROBB
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD helps a friend and her husband solve a mystery involving politics and real estate; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

#2: NYPD RED 4
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: Detective Zach Gordon and his partner, members of an elite task force that protects the rich and famous, pursue a cold-blooded killer.

#3: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 92
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: My Name is Lucy Barton
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 4
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.

#5: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 56
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.




Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lunch cancer at the age of 36.

#2: Originals
Author: Adam Grant
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 153.35 GRA
Format: Regular Print
Summary: A Wharton School professor argues that innovators are made, not born, and offers suggestions for how to become one.

#3: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 30
Call Number: 92 COATES
Format: Regular Print, Audiobook on CD
Summary: A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

#4: The Name of God is Mercy
Author: Pope Francis
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: In a conversation with a Vatican reporter, the pontiff explores the cornerstone of his faith.

#5: The Road to Little Dribbling
Author: Bill Bryson
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: 914.104 BRY
Format: Regular Print
Summary: An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

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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