New York Times Bestsellers October 13, 2019

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 book(s) of your choice.


ARCHANGEL’S WAR by Nalini Singh:

The 12th book the Guild Hunter series. A human-turned-angel faces a world in chaos.



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 DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett:

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.



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.



GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah:

A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.



IMMORTAL BORN by Lynsay Sands:

The 30th book in the Argeneau series. Magnus must protect and pleasure Allie, who breaks into a blood bank to feed a baby vampire.



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.



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 24th book in the J.P. Beaumont series. The Seattle investigator’s past resurfaces when he searches for an old friend’s daughter.




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



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.




Mexican cartels, ISIS and a possible pandemic bring Mitch Rapp back into action.



WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates:

A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.




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



WORLD THAT WE KNEW by Alice Hoffman:

A rabbi’s daughter creates a mystical Jewish creature that is sworn to protect a 12-year-old girl in World War II Europe.



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.



CALL SIGN CHAOS by Jim Mattis and Bing West:

The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.



EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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




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



INSIDE OUT by Demi Moore:

The Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame.



KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller:

A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.



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.



ON TYRANNY by Timothy Snyder:

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.



OVER THE TOP by Jonathan Van Ness:

How the hairstylist, comedian and “Queer Eye” star overcame ridicule and trauma.



PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden:


A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government’s mass surveillance program.



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.




The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.


YEAR OF THE MONKEY by Patti Smith:

A memoir by the musician and artist surveys events during 2016, including a visit to see dying friends and a sea change in the political landscape.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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