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.”

 

 

AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD by John le Carré:

A veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, who is assigned to command a lesser band of spies, hatches a covert operation.

 

 

BLOODY GENIUS by John Sandford:

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

 

 


BURNING WHITE by Brent Weeks:

The fifth book in the Lightbringer series. When Chromeria is threatened, Kip Guile pulls forces together for one last fight.

 

 

THE DESERTER by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille:

Two members of the Criminal Investigation Division must bring back a Delta Force soldier who disappeared.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE LAND OF LONG LOST FRIENDS by Alexander McCall Smith:

The 20th book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series. Precious Ramotswe’s latest case involves a preacher and a young woman.

 

 

MEANT TO BE YOURS by Susan Mallery:

The fifth book in the Happily Inc. series. An undateable pair are drawn to one another.

 

 

THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly:

Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard return to take up a case that held the attention of Bosch’s mentor.

 

 

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:

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL? by Gary Janetti:

Comedic essays on everyday life by a writer and producer for television.

 

 

EDISON by Edmund Morris:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the personal life, inventions and obsessions of Thomas Alva Edison

 

 

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.

 

 

ME by Elton John:

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

 

 

PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden:

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

 

 

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell:

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

 

 

THREE DAYS AT THE BRINK by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney:

The Fox News host describes a meeting between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in Tehran during World War II.

 

 

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.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSL

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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