Friday, June 3, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of June 5)

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: The City of Mirrors
Author: Justin Cronin
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: SF CRONIN
Summary: In the conclusion to the trilogy that included "The Passage" and "The Twelve," the virals bent on destroying humanity seem to have been vanquished, only to rise again.

#2: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Weeks On List: 72
Call Number: F HAWKINS
Summary: A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

#3: 15th Affair
Author: James Patterson
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: A brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of the San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, who turns for help for the Women's Murder Club.

#4: The Weekenders
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F ANDREWS
Summary: On the North Carolina island of Belle Isle, a woman investigates her husband's shady financial affairs after his mysterious death.

#5: The Last Mile
Author: David Baldacci
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: F BALDACCI
Summary: In a sequel to "Memory Man," Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the FBI investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: The Gene
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: 616.042 MUK
Summary: This overview of the history and science of genetics also considers moral questions and prospects for future advances in treating disease.  By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Emperor of All Maladies."

#2: Grit
Author: Angela Duckworth
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: Not Housed
Summary: A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

#3: Hamilton: The Revolution
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: 792.642 MIR
Summary: The libretto of the Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

#4: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Weeks On List: 20
Call Number: 92 KALANITHI
Summary: A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

#5: Tribe
Author: Sebastian Junger
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 302.3 JUN
Summary: How modern society's loss of the sense of belonging - now achieved mostly in the military and in disasters - has led to income inequality, incivility and mental disorders like PTSD.

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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