Friday, June 16, 2017

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of June 18)

Many 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: Camino Island
Author: John Grisham
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Summary: Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.

#2: Into the Water
Author: Paula Hawkins
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: F HAWKINS
Summary: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from, a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

#3: Come Sundown
Author: Nora Roberts
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F ROBERTS
Summary: The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born.

#4: Dragon Teeth
Author: Michael Crichton
Weeks On List: 3
Call Number: F CRICHTON
Summary: The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson.

#5: Love Story
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F KINGSBURY
Summary: How John and Elizabeth Baxter fell in love.







Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: I Can't Make This Up
Author: Kevin Hart
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 92 HART
Summary: Superstar, comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include, the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and listeners have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in themselves since Old Yeller.

#2: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Author: Al Franken
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: 92 FRANKEN
Summary: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.

#3: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Weeks On List: 6
Call Number: 523.01 DEG
Summary: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

#4: Theft by Finding
Author: David Sedaris
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: 814.54 SED
Summary: Shares the author's favorite diary entries, providing a look into the mind of a comic genius.

#5: Option B
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Weeks On List: 7
Call Number: 155.937 SAN
Summary: The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience.

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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