Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends May 5, 2019.

(Click on the book covers to read a summary of each plot and to request the books of your choice.)

FICTION:

18TH ABDUCTION by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro:

The 18th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of three female teachers.

CELTIC EMPIRE by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler:

The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid:

A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.

FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin:

The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin:

In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering. Basis of the HBO series.

LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly:

In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.

MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWS by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge:

A former professional golfer visits the course in Scotland.

THE MISTER by E L James:

Maxim Trevelyan inherits several estates and overpowers his cleaner Alessia Demachi, an Albanian piano prodigy who has been trafficked into England.

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney:

The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

NOTHING TO HIDE by Allison Brennan:

The 15th book in the Lucy Kincaid series. An F.B.I. agent uncovers lies when she tracks a killer of married men.

PAST TENSE by Lee Child:

Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

PURSUITS OF LORD KIT CAVANAUGH by Stephanie Laurens:

Miss Sylvia Buckleberry confronts an aristocrat when his yacht business displaces her school for impoverished children.

REDEMPTION by David Baldacci:

The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.

RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben:

A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline:

A dark secret emerges when Allie Garvey returns home to attend a childhood friend’s funeral.

SPYMASTER by Brad Thor:

The 18th book in the Scot Harvath series.

As a war looms, a counterterrorism operative takes on a new role his own way.

TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Nora Roberts: 

Former high school sweethearts fall tentatively back into each other’s orbits after more than a decade.

THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND by Robyn Carr:

Lauren Delaney leaves her controlling husband and meets a man in a rocky marriage.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens:

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn:

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.

A WOMAN IS NO MAN by Etaf Rum A Palestinian:

A Palestinian-American teenager, much like her mother before her, faces the prospect of an arranged marriage.

NON-FICTION:

ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENTS by Jared Cohen:


The stories of eight men who became president without being elected because their predecessors died in office.

BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou:

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

BECOMING by Michelle Obama:

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah:

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME by Chelsea Handler:

The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.

THE MATRIARCH by Susan Page:

A biography of the former first lady Barbara Bush, based on interviews and her private diaries.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb:

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

MOMENT OF LIFT by Melinda Gates: 

The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.

NANAVILLE by Anna Quindlen:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist observes the joys of being a grandmother.

SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari:

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks:

A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

SHORTEST WAY HOME by Pete Buttigieg:

A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.

TELL ME MORE by Kelly Corrigan:

A dozen essays based on short phrases that have defined some of the memoir writer’s close relationships.

WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell:

The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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