Catching Up On New York Times Bestsellers: December 1, 2017  

Hi everyone, here are a selection of books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list in the last month.

To find out more about a book, or to request it, click on the photo of the book you’re interested in which will re-direct you to the StarCat request page*

And without further ado, here’s the list of bestsellers for December 2017!


ARTEMIS by Andy Weir Crown:

A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist.

A COLUMN OF FIRE by Ken Follett:

A pair of lovers find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.

COUNT TO TEN by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi:

Santosh Wagh investigates the appearance of dissolved human remains in a South Delhi state government house.

END GAME by David Baldacci:

Jessica Reel and Will Robie fight a dangerous adversary in Colorado.

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke:

Laurie Moran investigates the murder of a wealthy widow who was pushed from the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


As giving birth becomes a matter of state security, a pregnant woman travels to find her Ojibwe family.

HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR by Janet Evanovich:

When a homeless man is murdered, the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searches for the killer.

MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child Delacorte:

Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.

MILK AND HONEY by Rupi Kaur:

Poetic approaches to surviving adversity and loss.

NOEL DIARY by Richard Paul Evans:

A romance writer delves into a stranger’s past when his estranged mother leaves her extremely stuffed house to him.

OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson:

The third volume of the Stormlight Archive. The War of Reckoning ends and the Voidbringers return.

ORIGIN by Dan Brown:

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham:

Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz:

An F.B.I. agent investigates an alarming surge in suicides, including her husband’s.

SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King:

Women who fall asleep become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.


A new collection of poetry from the author of “Milk and Honey.”

TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly:

While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.

TYPHOON FURY by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison:

Juan Cabrillo chases a Filipino insurgent during a megastorm.


Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award-winning actor.



Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.


A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews:

The New York senator’s journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly:

A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

GOD, FAITH, AND REASON by Michael Savage:

The conservative radio host shares moments when he has experienced glimpses of the divine.

GRANT by Ron Chernow:

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

HACKS by Donna Brazile:

An account of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the fights within the party during the 2016 campaign.

KILLING ENGLAND by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard:

Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.

LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson:

A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

OBAMA by Pete Souza:

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

PROMISE ME, DAD by Joe Biden:

The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.

SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush:

How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.

TROUBLEMAKER by Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley:

The actress describes her life in Scientology and the aftermath of her break with the church in 2013.

WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton:

An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.

WHAT UNITES US by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner:

A collection of essays that define the historical changes and essential institutions of America to suggest ways to overcome divisions within the country.

Our Catching Up On New York Times Bestsellers posting comes out on the first day of each month.

Have a great weekend,

Linda, SSCL

*If you don’t have a library card you can get one at the library. Just bring a form of ID with your name and current address to the library, fill out a short form and presto — you’ll have a library card in less than five minutes!

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