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.)
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.
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
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