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.

FICTION:

19TH CHRISTMAS by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro:

In the 19th installment of the Women’s Murder Club series, detective Lindsay Boxer and company take on a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman.”

 

 

BLOODY GENIUS by John Sandford:

The 12th book in the Virgil Flowers series. A fight between university departments turns deadly.

 

 

CHILD’S PLAY by Danielle Steel

A prestigious New York lawyer learns that the life she constructed for her children and herself isn’t exactly what she thought it was.

 

 

CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris:

A 16-year-old, who sleeps with a concentration camp commandant in order to survive, is sentenced to a Siberian prison camp where she cares for the ill.

 

 

DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King:

Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another child with a spectacular gift.

 

 

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 GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes:

In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.

 

 

THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham:

Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.

 

 

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.

 

 

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo:

After mysteriously surviving a multiple homicide, Galaxy Stern comes face to face with dark magic, murder and more at Yale University.

 

 

OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout:

In a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” new relationships, including a second marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine.

 

 

STEALTH by Stuart Woods:

The 51st book in the Stone Barrington series. A respite in England is disrupted when a rival’s deadly plan leads to something bigger.

 

 

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.

 

 

VINCE FLYNN: LETHAL AGENT by Kyle Mills:

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.

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE by Elin Hilderbrand:

In the sequel to “Winter in Paradise,” Irene Steele visits the island of St. John to get to the bottom of the mysterious life and death of her husband.

 

 

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:

 

BLOWOUT by Rachel Maddow:

The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.

 

 

THE BODY by Bill Bryson:

An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

 

 

BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton:

Profiles of women from around the world who have blazed trails and challenged the status quo.

 

 

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.

 


CATCH AND KILL by Ronan Farrow:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.

 

DEAR GIRLS by Ali Wong:

The comedian dispenses her brand of wisdom through letters to her children.

 

 

EDUCATED by Tara Westover:

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

 

 

HOME WORK by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton:

The musical theater icon’s second installment of her memoir describes her arrival in Hollywood, becoming a m

other and her relationship with Blake Edwards.

 

 

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.

 

 

LETTERS FROM AN ASTROPHYSICIST by Neil deGrasse Tyson:

In a hand-picked collection of 101 letters, the celebrity astrophysicist answers a vast array of questions from science to faith and Pluto.

 

 

LIFE UNDERCOVER by Amaryllis Fox:

When her writing mentor Daniel Pearl is captured and beheaded, an Oxford student’s life changes course and she becomes a member of a clandestine ops unit of the C.I.A.

 

 

ME by Elton John:

The multi-award-winning solo artist’s first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.

 

 

ON TYRANNY by Timothy Snyder:

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

 

 

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell:

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

 

 

UNITED STATES OF TRUMP by Bill O’Reilly:

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

 

 

WITCH HUNT by Gregg Jarrett:

The Fox News commentator offers his analysis of the Mueller Report.

 

 

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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