Friday, February 19, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Feb. 21)

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: Morning Star
Author: Pierce Brown
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: SF BROWN
Format: Regular Print
Summary: In Book 3 of the Red Rising trilogy, set in a dystopian future, Darrow incites a rebellion.

#2: Brotherhood in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
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.

#3: NYPD Red 4
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 3
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.

#4: Find Her
Author: Lisa Gardner
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M GARDNER
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: The Boston detective D.D. Warren hunts for a missing woman who was kidnapped and abused as a college student and may have become a vigilante.

#5: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 93
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.



Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 5
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: 4
Weeks On List: 5
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: 31
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 Road to Little Dribbling
Author: Bill Bryson
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: 914.104 BRY
Format: Regular Print
Summary: An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

#5: Turning the Tables
Author: Teresa Giudice
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 GIUDICE
Format: Regular Print
Summary: One of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" looks back on her life, including time in prison following a federal fraud conviction.

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 and secure your spot in line.

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