Friday, March 4, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Mar. 6)

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: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 95
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.

#2: A Girl's Guide to Moving On
Author: Debbie Macomber
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F MACOMBER
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD
Summary: A mother and her daughter-in-law both leave unhappy marriages and take up with new men.

#3: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 59
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: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 52
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.

#5: Go Set a Watchman
Author: Harper Lee
Position Last Week: 9
Weeks On List: 31
Call Number: F LEE
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type, Audiobook on CD, eBook on OverDrive, Audiobook on OverDrive
Summary: In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns home to find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: 92 KALANITHI
Format: Regular Print
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

#2: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 33
Call Number: 92 COATES
Format: Regular Print, Audiobook on CD
Summary: A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

#3: Playing to the Edge
Author: Michael V. Hayden
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 327.127 HAY
Format: Regular Print
Summary: A former C.I.A. director defends his policies.

#4: A Mother's Reckoning
Author: Sue Klebold
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: 373.788 KLE
Format: Regular Print
Summary: The mother of one of the Columbine shooters wrestles with her grief and guilt and discusses how parents can become more aware of the signs of mental illness in teenagers.

#5: The Road to Little Dribbling
Author: Bill Bryson
Position Last Week: 5
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: 914.104 BRY
Format: Regular Print, Large-Type
Summary: An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

Look 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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