Friday, March 25, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of March 27)

Many patrons browser 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: Private Paris
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Jack Morgan, the head of the Private global investigative agency, probes the murders of members of the French cultural elite.

#2: Property of a Noblewoman
Author: Danielle Steel
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F STEEL
Summary: Two New Yorkers searching for the owner of an abandoned safe-deposit box reconstruct the history of a young woman and a love affair at the them of World War II.

#3: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 98
Call Number: F DOERR
Summary: The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

#4: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 55
Call Number: F HANNAH
Summary: Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

#5: Off the Grid
Author: C.J. Box
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M BOX
Summary: The 16th Joe Pickett novel features Nate Romanowski and a search for a domestic terror cell.




Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 10
Call Number: 92 KALANITHI
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

#2: Dark Money
Author: Jane Mayer
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 9
Call Number: 320.52 MAY
Summary: An account of how the Koch brothers and other super-wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.

#3: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 36
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

#4: The Immortal Irishman
Author: Timothy Egan
Position Last Week: 4
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: On Order
Summary: The life of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who fled to America and became the general of New York's Irish Brigade during the Civil War.

#5: Smarter Faster Better
Author: Charles Duhigg
Position Last Week: 6
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: The science of productivity, from the author of "The Power of Habit."

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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