Friday, April 8, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Apr. 10)

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: Fool Me Once
Author: Harlan Coben
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M COBEN
Summary: A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

#2: The Nest
Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F SWEENEY
Summary: Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced imheritance.

#3: Private Paris
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 3
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.

#4: Journey to Munich
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M WINSPEAR
Summary: In 1938, the psychologist Maisie Dobbs travels to Germany to impersonate the daughter of a prisoner.

#5: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Position Last Week: 8
Weeks On List: 57
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.





Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 12
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: Lust and Wonder
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 BURROUGHS
Summary: Burroughs's post-rehab love life in 1990s New York City, and its eventual happy ending.

#3: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: ACU Holding
Summary: An introduction to modern physics.

#4: Girls and Sex
Author: Peggy Orenstein
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 306.708 ORE
Summary: Interviews with more than 70 teenagers shed light on their experience on sexuality.

#5: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 38
Call Number: 92 COATES
Summary: A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

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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