Saturday, November 26, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Nov. 27)

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: Turbo Twenty-Three
Author: Janet Evanovich
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M EVANOVICH
Summary: In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again.

#2: No Man's Land
Author: David Baldacci
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F BALDACCI
Summary: John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.

#3: The Whistler
Author: John Grisham
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Summary: Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, takes on a case involving a corrupt judge, a Native American casino, and the mafia when a previously disbarred lawyer approaches her on behalf of a client who claims to know the truth.

#4: Night School
Author: Lee Child
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M CHILD
Summary: "Discover the thriller series that The New York Times calls "utterly addictive." After eleven straight global #1 bestsellers, Lee Child sends readers back to school with the most explosive Jack Reacher novel yet.  It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army.

#5: Odessa Sea
Author: Clive Cussler
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F CUSSLER
Summary: A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern day smugglers of nuclear materials.




Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Settle for More
Author: Megyn Kelly
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 Kelly
Summary: A top-rated cable news anchor presents a revelatory memoir that also imparts the values and lessons that have shaped her career, describing her tough-love family, her father's early death, the news events that led to her anchor position, and her ongoing feud with Donald Trump.

#2: Killing the Rising Sun
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Weeks On List: 10
Call Number: 940.542 ORE
Summary: Portrays the events of World War II in 1944, when escalating Pacific battles between the forces of General MacArthur and the Japanese army lead to the development of humanity's deadliest weapon and President Truman's impossible choice.

#3: Our Revolution
Author: Bernie Sanders
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 SANDERS
Summary: "When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.

#4: Hillbilly Elegy
Author: J.D. Vance
Weeks On List: 17
Call Number: 92 VANCE
Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.

#5: Scrappy Little Nobody
Author: Anna Kendrick
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 KENDRICK
Summary: "A collection of whimsical autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air recounts memorable milestones from her New England upbringing to the blockbuster films that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses."

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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