Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the week that ends May 26, 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.

BIG KAHUNA by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich:

The sixth book in the Fox and O’Hare series. An F.B.I. agent teams up with a con man to search for a Silicon Valley billionaire.

BLESSING IN DISGUISE by Danielle Steel:

Isabelle McAvoy faces challenges as she raises three daughters from three separate fathers on her own

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.

THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake:

Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth.

LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly:

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

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.

NEON PREY by John Sandford:

The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer.

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.

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.

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.

THE ROAD HOME by Richard Paul Evans:

The third book in the Broken Road series. Charles James continues his journey on Route 66 to his ultimate destination.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides:

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

STORM CURSED by Patricia Briggs:

The 11th book in the Mercy Thompson series. Dangers swell as Death approaches.

SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews:

Drue Campbell inherits a run-down beach bungalow and takes a job at her estranged father’s personal injury attorney office.

TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

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

TIGHTROPE by Amanda Quick:

A former trapeze artist’s plan to start a new life goes sideways when a man is murdered by his robot invention

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.

NON-FICTION:

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.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

EVERY TOOL’S A HAMMER by Adam Savage:

The star of “MythBusters” shares his tools for creativity.

FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep:

Harper Lee’s work on the true-crime story about a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members in the 1970s.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS by Bill Geist:

Coming-of-age anecdotes set in a 1960s Midwestern summer vacation destination.

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.

THE MUELLER REPORT with an introduction by Alan Dershowitz: 

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

THE MUELLER REPORT by the office of the special counsel:

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

THE MUELLER REPORT with related materials by The Washington Post: 

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

NANAVILLE by Anna Quindlen:

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

NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM by Ani DiFranco:

A memoir by the Grammy Award-winning folk and alternative rock musician.

THE PIONEERS by David McCullough:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY by Rachel Held Evans: 

The late author’s pursuit of a renewed faith in the community and her misgivings about organized religion.

THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks:

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

UPHEAVAL by Jared Diamond:

The ways in which six countries outlasted recent crises and adopted selective changes.

WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS by Jill Biden:

The former second lady’s challenges in being a mother, educator and political spouse.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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