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

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

FICTION:

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate:

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

LAND OF WOLVES by Craig Johnson:

The 15th book in the Longmire series. Back from Mexico, Sheriff Longmire must deal with a wolf and a killer on the loose.

 

 

LITTLE HATRED by Joe Abercrombie:

The Age of Madness series opens with a war erupting during a time of change.

 

 

NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead:

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

 

 

THE ORACLE by Jonathan Cahn:

A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.

 

 

RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson:

The long-lasting decisions young people make are explored through the history of a Brooklyn teenager’s family.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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