Hi everyone, here are the top New York Times fiction and non-fiction bestsellers for the upcoming week.

And I don’t usually comment on the best seller list; however, this week I have to say “Way to go!” to Margaret Atwood who is approaching her 80th birthday and who has two books on the New York Times Bestsellers list!

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

FICTION:

A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny:

The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province.

 

 

THE DARK SIDE Danielle Steel: 

Painful childhood memories surface for Zoe Morgan when she has a child of her own.

 

 

THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz:

Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

 

 

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt:

After his mother is killed in a museum explosion, a young man grapples with the world alone while hiding a prized Dutch painting.

 

 

THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood:

Men and women in a dystopian future. The basis of the Hulu series; originally published in 1985.

 

 

THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King:

Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.

 

 

IT by Stephen King:

The fears of seven teenagers are rekindled in their adult lives by the terrifying title character. Originally published in 1986.

 

 

KILLER INSTINCT by James Patterson and Howard Roughan:

The second book in the Instinct series. When an act of terror strikes New York, Dr. Reinhart and Detective Needham go after a sociopath.

 

 

LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE by Janet Evanovich:

The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.

 

 

NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead:

Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.

 

 

ONE GOOD DEED by David Baldacci:

A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.

 

 

THE ORACLE by Jonathan Cahn:

A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.

 

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QUICHOTTE by Salman Rushdie:

While contending with a midlife crisis, a writer of spy thrillers creates a Don Quixote-esque character who goes on a quest to prove himself worthy of a TV star.

 

 

ROBERT B. PARKER’S THE BITTEREST PILL by Reed Farrel:

Coleman Police chief Jesse Stone must catch the perpetrators behind the opioid epidemic in the town of Paradise.

 

 

THE SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott:

During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.’s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book “Doctor Zhivago” behind the Iron Curtain.

 

 

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris:

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

 

 

THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger:

Four orphans escape a Minnesota school and encounter a cross-section of different people struggling during the Great Depression.

 

 

THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood:

In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.

 

 

TITANIC SECRET by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul:

The 11th book in the Isaac Bell series. Dirk Pitt finds a document that brings a mystery from 1911 back to life.

 

 

VENDETTA IN DEATH by J.D. Robb:

The 49th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas looks into the misdeeds of a wealthy businessman while a vigilante named Lady Justice uses disguises to avenge women who were wronged.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST by Samantha Power:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama’s cabinet.

 

 

HOW TO by Randall Munroe:

The former NASA roboticist dispenses complex and excessive solutions to common problems; reclassified this week as nonfiction.

 

 

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi:

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

 

 

ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY by Garrett M. Graff:

An oral history of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, based on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews.

 

 

RADICALS, RESISTANCE AND REVENGE by Jeanine Pirro:

The Fox News host posits those she labels anti-Trump conspirators have committed possible crimes and a plot to destroy liberty.

 

 

SHE SAID by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey:

Two reporters for The New York Times recount their investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuses of power and the subsequent global disclosure of women’s traumatic stories.

 

 

SOMETHING DEEPLY HIDDEN by Sean Carroll:

The theoretical physicist puts forward the theory that there is more than one of us in the universe.

 

 

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell:

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

 

 

THREE WOMEN by Lisa Taddeo:

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

 

 

WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? by Caitlin Doughty:

A funeral director answers 35 questions from children about death.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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