Friday, December 2, 2016

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Dec. 4)

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: Cross the Line
Author: James Patterson
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: When a prominent Washington D.C. police official is murdered, Alex Cross steps in to investigate but his efforts are impeded by a series of deadly attacks by a vigilante killer who is targeting suspected criminals.

#2: The Whistler
Author: John Grisham
Weeks On List: 5
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.

#3: Turbo Twenty-Three
Author: Janet Evanovich
Weeks On List: 2
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.

#4: Two by Two
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Weeks On List: 8
Call Number: F SPARKS
Summary: At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

#5: No Man's Land
Author: David Baldacci
Weeks On List: 2
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.





Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Killing the Rising Sun
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Weeks On List: 11
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.

#2: Settle for More
Author: Megyn Kelly
Weeks On List: 2
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.

#3: The Magnolia Story
Author: Chip & Joanna Gaines
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: 92 GAINES
Summary: Sometimes the messiest stuff and the biggest mistakes can take you someplace wonderful. With the help of their hit TV show, Fixer Upper, the husband and wife team of Chip and Joanna Gaines have transformed the seemingly everyday work of renovating homes and flipping houses in Waco, Texas, into something much more. With their fun personalities, good humor, strong love of family, and unique design style, they've managed to capture the hearts of Americans from all walks of life. This first book also includes stories and photos from the childhood memories that shaped them and the twists and turns that led them to the life they currently share: on the farm with their four kids and countless farm animals, and in their ever-expanding roles as entrepreneurs, designers, and good neighbors.

#4: Our Revolution
Author: Bernie Sanders
Weeks On List: 2
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.

#5: Thank You for Being Late
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 303.483 FRI
Summary: Friedman discusses how the key to understanding the 21st century is understanding that the planet's three largest forces -- Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loos) -- are accelerating all at once. And these accelerations are transforming the five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Friedman posits that we should purposely "be late" -- we should pause to appreciate the amazing historical epoch we're passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers.

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 port in line.

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